Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Cry of Peace,” August 31, 1861

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    “The Cry of Peace,” Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, August 31, 1861, p. 1: 7.
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    New York Express
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    Atchison Freedom’s Champion
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    The Cry of Peace
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    THE CRY OF PEACE. – The New York Express thus pointedly and truthfully exposes the absurdity of the demand made for peace in a very few uninfluential quarters in the North:

    The only form of “peace” now existing as possible is the hauling down of the United States flag, from Fortress Monroe, on to Texas, and the complete [hearty?] recognition of the Secession flag. They who think of this sort of peace ought to maintain it by additional propositions for a standing army of at least three hundred thousand men – to be stretched in cordons from the line of the Susquehanna river, along all the bluffs of the Ohio and Missouri rivers – with fortresses to be erected on these bluffs costing at least $500 000,000 – for, unless this standing army follow and stand in these fortresses, the peace would not last – nay, not even long enough to build the fortresses!

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