New York Herald, “Free Love and Passional Attraction in the New Administration,” February 13, 1861

Source citation
“Free Love and Passional Attraction in the New Administration,” New York Herald, February 13, 1861, p. 4: 6.
Newspaper: Publication
New York Herald
Newspaper: Headline
Free Love and Passional Attraction in the New Administration
Newspaper: Page(s)
4
Newspaper: Column
6
Type
Newspaper
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

FREE LOVE AND PASSIONAL ATTRACTION IN THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. – It has been generally supposed that Thurlow Weed had the inside track with old Abe; but the speech of the new President at Indianapolis refers in express terms to Greeley’s favorite theories – free love and passional attraction. It is quite true that Lincoln uses these terms in a figurative manner, but it must also be recollected that Hon. Massa Greeley himself has latterly deserted his old friends, and declared that he never endorsed their peculiar theories. So, after all, Lincoln and Greeley are in the same boat, driving up Salt River with Garrison, Phillips & Co. Old Abe is precisely in the position of a young bear, with his troubles all before him, and a few weeks experience at Washington will go very far to enlighten him as to the real condition of things – a subject upon which he appears just now profoundly ignorant.

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