The brutal tyranny exercised by the Lincolnites in Maryland, Missouri, and wherever they have been able to obtain a foothold; the atrocities equalled only by those of the Sepays which their soldiery have committed, and the unheard of deed of despotism and darkness with which they threaten the South, have dissipated forever the complacent notion once so prevalent that America was the most civilized, humane and freedom-loving of modern nations. This can no longer be presented of the Northern States. The very people who claim to be the freest of all others have shown themselves the most cruel and despotic, and the sanctimonious men who are eternally talking about benighted Europeans and sending missionaries and colporteurs to elevate them to their own high religious standard, have proved themselves as beastly and degraded as the South- Sea Islanders. There is no despot in Europe who ever showed himself as merciless and implacable as Abraham Lincoln, and no mob in any part of the world at once more servile and truculent than his supporters.
|maritime news, esp. naval and blockade||2.74%|
|military orders, e.g. conscriptions||1.37%|
|real estate sales and auctions||1.37%|
|entertainment and culture||1.37%|
|military--often from Western Theater||1.37%|
From the Mon., Aug. 26, 1861 issue