Monthly Archives: October 2010

October 21, 1860: DeBow fears Republican abolitionism

James D. B. DeBow From DeBow’s Review, October 1860: Editorial notes and miscellany The present aspect of affairs in the Union is certainly such as should demand the prompt and early action of its people, in the direction of deliverance … Continue reading

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October 20, 1860: South to refuse Federal offices?

Charleston Harbor From the New York Tribune, October 20, 1860: Southern Refusal of Office Among other ridiculous projects discussed in the Anti-Republican papers for nullifying the Administration of President Lincoln, we have the suggestion to prevent, by threatening tar and … Continue reading

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October 19, 1860: More suppression of free speech in the South

Vigilantes An article from the Jackson Semi-Weekly Mississippian, October 19, 1860: A Female Emissary.             An examination was held at Charleston, S. C., on Friday morning, by Mayor Macbeth, of one Mrs. Catherine Bottsford, a female of rather prepossessing appearance, … Continue reading

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October 18, 1860: The Tribune analyzes Fusion’s chance in New York

John C. Fremont Millard Fillmore James Buchanan An editorial from the New York Tribune, Oct. 18, 1860: The fact that New-York is necessary to the Fusionists — that, since their utter rout in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Ohio, they cannot do … Continue reading

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October 17, 1860: Refugees arrive from Texas

From the Leavenworth, KS Daily Times:   Twelve families, numbering some sixty or seventy persons, arrived in town on Wednesday last, [Oct. 17] directly from Texas, driven away by the terrible destruction of human life which is now being carried … Continue reading

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October 16, 1860: What the South fears

An editorial, with content from the Charleston Mercury, in the October 16, 1860 New York Times: What the South Fears. We publish this morning a curious and instructive article, from the Charleston Mercury, upon the results of Southern submission to … Continue reading

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October 15, 1860: Choosing Lincoln’s cabinet already?

Lincoln and his cabinet, 1861 New York Tribune, Oct. 15, 1860: There certainly can be no objection to the opponents of Mr. Lincoln’s election busying themselves in making up Cabinets for him — indeed, they could scarcely be more harmlessly … Continue reading

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October, 1860: The South — In the Union or Out of It

October 14, 1860 was a Sunday, so there wasn’t much news. So here’s a little generic October news. This is an article from DeBow’s Review by A. Roane. You can follow the link to read the whole thing if you … Continue reading

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October 13, 1860: Keep cool.

An editorial admonition from the Carrolton (LA) Sun, Oct. 13, 2010: The news received yesterday, in regard to the result of elections, held in several of the Northern States, produced considerable comment. Some look upon the character of the despatches … Continue reading

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October 12, 1860: Reaction to the Pennsylvania election

Pennsylvania election The October 12, 1860 New York Times editorializes about the reaction to the Republican victories, taking a skeptical stance toward secession: The Democracy, and especially the official portion of the Democracy, in Washington, were never before so thoroughly … Continue reading

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