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The March of Freedom
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"Freedom's battle once began,
Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son,
Though battled oft, is ever won."
Four years ago when the pro-slavery party of the South, aided by the weak-kneed Democrats of the North, entered upon the business of making a slave State out of territory covered by the Missouri Compromise, they little dreamed of inaugurating a movement that would make wreck of the Democratic party in the Free States, and build up a great Republican organization, such as now bids defiance to the Slave power and is able successfully to resist its further encroachments. And yet such is the result. In the language of a cotemporary, "the effort to enslave Kansas has demoralized two Administrations. It has driven three Democratic Governors into the Republican Party. It has given the seats of fifteen Democratic United States Senators to as many Republicans. It has spread the Republican banner in triumph over nearly every Free State." And the signs of the times indicate that if wise counsels prevail in the Opposition ranks, it will give us a Republican President in 1860.
The latest and one of the most brilliant triumphs of the friends of Freedom, was achieved in Connecticut on the 4th inst. We predicted that the "land of steady habits" would utterly repudiate the slave-led powers at Washington, and the result shows that our estimate of the integrity and patriotism of the people of that good old State was correct. -- The Republicans swept the State like a purifying whirlwind, and the banner of Freedom now waves triumphant throughout all her borders. The Slavery battalions, marshalled by officers of the Federal Government, were met by the hosts of Freedom, and driven back to their secret hiding places covered with confusion and disgrace. That victory equals in brilliancy any that has yet been achieved over the corrupt and imbecile Usurper at Washington, and the minions who shout in his train that "thrift may follow fawning." Connecticut, in wheeling into the line of Republican States, covered herself with glory; and we say all honor to her gallant sons who have come out of the contest with "brows bound with victorious wreaths." The march of Freedom is steadily onward, and no earthly power can arrest its progress.--Harrisburg Telegraph.
The Democracy and "Niggers"
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--Hon. Owen Lovejoy, of Illinois, in a recent speech in the House of Representatives, thus describes a party which is not so strong in the country as it once was:
"The Slavery Democracy prates and chaters about 'negro equality, 'Black Republicans,' and 'nigger stealing,' to use its classic phrase and improved orthography. It has or affects to have, a great horror of 'niggers.' And any one who advocates the principles of human Freedom, as they were enunciated and laid down in enduring forms by the Fathers of the Republic, is a 'woolly head,' and these same Democrats have learned to speak of them with a peculiar nasal twist. You would suppose that these gentlemen, whose olfactories are so sensitive and acute, never saw a nigger except in a menagerie. And yet, would you believe it! the very first service rendered to him on earth is performed by a nigger; as an infant, he draws the milk, which makes his flesh and blood and bones, from the breast of a nigger; looks up in her face and smiles, and calls her by the endearing name of 'mammy,' and begs, perhaps, in piteous tones, for the privilege of carrying 'mammy' to the Territories; he is undressed and put to bed by a nigger, and nestles during the slumbers of infancy in the bosom of a nigger; he is washed, dressed and taken to the table by a nigger, to eat food prepared by a nigger; he is led to school by a nigger; every service that childhood demands is performed by a nigger, except that of chastisement, which, from the absence of good manners in many cases, it is to be feared is not performed at all. When down appears on his lip, the tonsorial service is performed by a nigger; and when he reaches manhood, he invades the nigger quarters, to place himself in the endearing relation of paternity to half niggers. Finally, if he should be ambitious, it may occur that he will come to congress to represent a constituency, three-fifths of whom are niggers, and talk about 'Black Republicans,' 'amalgamation,' 'nigger equality,' 'nigger stealing,' and the offensive odor of niggerism."
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