Article Title

ABOLITION VICTORIES.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Semi-weekly Raleigh Register

Publication Date

4-15-1854

Publication Place

Raleigh,North Carolina

Event Topic

Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Political Party

Whig

Region

slave state

Quote

If their defeat is not on the ground of opposition to the Nebraska Bill, then it must be on the ground of opposition to the general course of the Administration!

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

The result of the recent State Elections in Connecticut and Rhode Island seems to have alarmed and perturbed the Editor of the "Standard" no little. He sees in it the "handwriting on the wall," -- the consignment of the present Administration to that fate which its imbecility and corruption so richly deserve.

If, as the "Standard" alleges, the Whig triumphs in the States mentioned be "abolition victories," a very large portion of the Northern locofocos are entitled to a share of its anathemas, inasmuch as enough of them have been found ready to coalesce with the Whigs to enable them to carry the day. But while the "Standard" attributes the defeat of its party to the Nebraska Bill, the "Washington Sentinel" indignantly and very justly denies that that measure was made a test question. So, these respective mouth-pieces of locofocoism may take either horn of the dilemma, and they will find it difficult to furnish any satisfactory explanation of the want of harmony among the "harmonious." If their defeat is not on the ground of opposition to the Nebraska Bill, then it must be on the ground of opposition to the general course of the Administration! Take the case, gentlemen.

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Lloyd Benson

Identifier

ncrrkn540415b

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ABOLITION VICTORIES.

If their defeat is not on the ground of opposition to the Nebraska Bill, then it must be on the ground of opposition to the general course of the Administration!