Article Title

The Nebraska Bribe.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Morning Herald

Publication Date

5-22-1854

Publication Place

Harrisburg,Pennsylvania

Event Topic

Nebraska Bill (Jan-May 1854)

Political Party

Whig

Region

free state

Quote

The time approaches for the final vote on the Nebraska bill in the House of Representatives.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

The time approaches for the final vote on the Nebraska bill in the House of Representatives. It is right that the country should be reminded under what influence that vote is to be given. Here is the bribe, as it is officially offered in the President's own official organ, of a recent date:

From the Washington Union

If a Democratic member of Congress is led by his judgment and his conscience to vote for the bill, as we hope all Democrats will be led to do, and he returns to his constituents to encounter the clamor of Whigs and Abolitionists, together with the disaffected men of his own party, no sensible man, at least no man who understands and appreciates the character of the Executive, will believe that the President will allow such factious men to wield PUBLIC PATRONAGE to overthrow him.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by Katie DeLong

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pahhkn540522a

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The Nebraska Bribe.

The time approaches for the final vote on the Nebraska bill in the House of Representatives.