Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “The Speakership,” October 12, 1859

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    “The Speakership,” Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, October 12, 1859, p. 2: 2.
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    The Speakership
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    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.

    THE SPEAKERSHIP. The Washington correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette writes that all the talk about Etheredge for speaker, “is a flam.” He does not aspire to the position. If a southern man is to be taken, says the same authority, Henry Winter Davis (provided he is re elected) will be the individual; but general sentiment seems to fix upon John Sherman of Ohio for speaker and Forney of Philadelphia for clerk. We quite agree with this estimate of Messrs Etheredge and Davis. The former is a good fellow, liberal towards northern men and one of the best jokers in the known world; but he would be uneasy as a cat in a strange garret in the Speaker’s chair. Winter Davis is well fitted for such a position. He would be at home. Either as a parliamentarian or a forensic speaker, he has few equals in the country.

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