Article Title

As We Knew He Must.


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Ohio State Journal

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Columbus, Ohio

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Sumner Caning

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free state


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The Statesman has at last spoken.

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Article (Journal or Newsletter)

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The Statesman has at last spoken. We knew when it did speak, it must justify the foul murders and violence of the Slave Aristocracy, or be read out of the party; we were only curious therefore to see how it would say it, rather than what it would say. After a dogged silence it at last spoke, this morning. We copy below all of its article that bears on the occurrences that are now exciting the public mind from one end of the union to the other -- namely, the outrages at Washington and the murders in Kansas. What follows is in reply to our article of yesterday:

From the Ohio Statesman of May 28.

"And then the 'Civil War,' that our neighbors have been filling our ears with the din of for the last year, has actually come upon us. You have been a long time getting it up, and hard has been the labor. We warned you in all sincerity, that you might in the end get up a little more steam than would be agreeable, and we begged of you not to make any old womanish 'ados,' when you get into trouble. But instead of taking our advice, we now have a fresh howl of 'tears and blood,' and a shriek for help!" * * *

"At last you have the war under way, and because you have got so far the worst of it, by the base and cowardly abandonment of the duped people of Kansas, by their leaders, Reeder, Robinson, Lane, &c., &c., you set up a fresh howl of terror, to fool a few more mad caps into risking their money and their lives, out in Kansas, that some of you may thereby get office, honors and emoluments at home. Shame upon your baseness, shame upon your folly!"

"We warned you also that a civil war in Kansas would not stop there, that ill blood and fanatical strife manufactured here for Kansas, would explode at our own doors, and woe be then to the authors of the patent intensifiers! Already we have the wails of lamentation from the halls of our national Legislature. A Senator, for the purpose of 'intensifying' the people of the borders, was unlucky enough to 'intensify' a near neighbor, and the war, intended only for the people of Kansas, came booming about his own head, and the nation becomes doubly 'intensified.' But if we are in a civil war, and intend to go on with the business regularly, not even Senators need hope to escape the sad and horrid consequences of this guerrilla age!"

We have no comments to offer. If this is not cool and deliberate -- if the People of Ohio want a more perfect specimen of Doughfacism than is here exhibited, they will have to wait long, we hope. We put in on record for future reference, and for the edification of the People.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by Katie DeLong




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As We Knew He Must.

The Statesman has at last spoken.