“Who are the Disorganizers?,” Chicago (IL) Press & Tribune, January 31, 1860, p. 2: 1.
Chicago Press and Tribune
Who are the Disorganizers?
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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WHO ARE THE DISORGANIZERS?.
Any time within the past four weeks, an organization of the House could have been effected in a single day, had the pro-slavery men of that body been willing to permit the adoption of the plurality rule. But with the Clerk, a tool of Douglas’, to decide upon all points of order, and with a written agreement among themselves to resort to any maneuvers necessary to defeat the adoption of that rule, they have up to this moment proved too strong for Republican endeavor. In the meantime the country suffers and the unnecessary war between the sections grows fiercer and fiercer. Who are the disorganizers?