Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “An Impossibility,” December 1, 1860

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    “An Impossibility,” Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, December 1, 1860, p. 2: 5.
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    Atchison Freedom’s Champion
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    An Impossibility
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    An Impossibility.

    One of our exchanges says that the people of South Carolina are coming to their senses. We never knew they had any to come to. Ever since Calhoun preached his nullification doctrine they have acted more like idiots or lunatics than sensible men in their right minds. Coming to their senses [illegible]! We expect next to [hear?] it gravely announced that the devil has reformed or James Buchanan [illegible] a decent man. Coming to their senses, indeed! We expect they will,
    When Fishes sing ditties;
    And Toads hunt Baboons;
    When frog ponds are cities;
    And zephyrs monsoons;
    When the North Star gets sick;
    And of vomiting dies;
    When the [illegible] kick;
    Dirt plump in our eyes;
    Then South Carolinians;
    With come to their senses;
    Then the sun will come down;
    And [illegible] the fences.

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