Newark (OH) Advocate, “Obtaining Votes Under False Pretences,” January 18, 1861

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    “Obtaining Votes Under False Pretences,” Newark (OH) Advocate, January 18, 1861, p. 2: 6.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    Obtaining Votes Under False Pretences.

    It is now certain that Mr. Lincoln has not only appointed Seward to the chief place in his cabinet, but that Chase is also to be there if he will accept. This shows the faithlessness of Lincoln to that portion of the people of the North who voted for him but were unconditionally hostile to Seward and Chase. So general and well known was this hostility, that the Republican candidates for Governor of Pennsylvania and Indiana went to the Chicago convention, and warned that body that the vote of neither of these States could be carried unless some man not known to be as objectionable as Seward or Chase, was placed in nomination. It was these representations that defeated Seward and gave Lincoln the nomination. His contempt for those who supported him in the belief that he differed from Seward and Chase, is shown by the very first act of his administration.

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