"The Devil Not As Black As He Is Painted," Fayetteville (NC) Observer, November 24, 1859, p. 3: 2.
Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
The Devil Not As Black As He Is Painted
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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THE DEVIL NOT AS BLACK AS HE IS PAINTED. – The papers yesterday brought a new sensation item about the Harper’s Ferry business. The statement was that Gov. Wise has received dispatches from Gov. Chase and the United States Marshal – Johnson – of Ohio, informing him that six hundred to one thousand men, under John Brown, Jr., were preparing to go to Charlestown to rescue his father.
Gov. Chase is a regular abolitionist of the Seward stripe, and it is not a little surprising that he should furnish us with the first evidence for some weeks past that there is some good in the worst of people.