Article Title

South Carolina.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Illinios State Journal

Publication Date

6-5-1856

Publication Place

Springfield,Illinois

Event Topic

Sumner Caning

Political Party

Republican

Region

free state

Quote

The only men in South Carolina who gave their efforts to the country in the Revolutionary war, were poor men, and poor men in South Carolina at this time are denied the right of sufferage, and are incapable of holding office.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

The Louisville Journal in an article upon the attack of Brooks upon Sumner, concludes with the following paragraph, every word of which is true. The only men in South Carolina who gave their efforts to the country in the Revolutionary war, were poor men, and poor men in South Carolina at this time are denied the right of sufferage, and are incapable of holding office.The Louisville Journal says:

"There were twice as many traitors in South Carolina in the days of the Revolution, as in any other State in proportion to population, and we think that her soil as a general rule, grows worse men now than it did then.

"The shameful imbecility of South Carolina from slavery during the Revolution and its more shameful assumptions for slavery since, to say nothing of its hordes of tories during the Revolution and ever since, is so clearly seen in the history of our country, that it is surprising any body out of South Carolina should pronounce it libellous, or be so shameless as to attack Sumner (by way of making a sneaking justification of Brooks) for flinging the hard fact in the teeth of the blustering bullies who truly represent in Congress that pestilent State, which, with absurd insolence and vanity, claims to be the State -- par excellence, the commonwealth of the continent.

"The honors ascribed to South Carolinians for bravery in the Revolution, by Webster, and the common consent of mankind, belong not to the slaveholders, but to the 'poor white trash,' so despised then and now, by the lordly neighbors. The oligarchy of South Carolina was as tremulous then at the idea of war with England, and had the palsy of conservatism, as now.

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Entered by Beatrice Burton. Proofed by James Cash

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South Carolina.

The only men in South Carolina who gave their efforts to the country in the Revolutionary war, were poor men, and poor men in South Carolina at this time are denied the right of sufferage, and are incapable of holding office.