Friday, January 14, 2011

Northern Sympathisers With Traitors

Parson Brownlow says:

If I owed the devil a debt and it was to be discharged by the rendering up to him of a dozen of the meanest, most revolting and god forsaken wretches that ever could be culled from the ranks of depraved human society, and I wanted to pay that debt and get a premium on the payment, I would make a tender to his Satanic Majesty of twelve Northern men who sympathized with this infernal rebellion. – {Great cheering.}  If I am severe and bitter in my remarks. {Cries of “no, no; not a bit of it.”}  If I am, gentlemen, you must consider that we in the South make a personal matter of this thing {laughter.}  We have no respect or confidence in any Northern man who sympathises [sic] with this infernal rebellion – {Cries of good, good,} – nor should any be tolerated in walking Broadway at any time.  Such men ought to be ridden upon a rail and ridden out of the North.  {Good, good.}  They should either be for or against the “mill dam,” and I would make them show their hands.

Parson Brownlow said in his recent New York speech:

The soldiers brought with them from the battle of Manassas, the heads of Union men that were killed, and held them by the beards and waved them, and showed them as the heads of the d----d Yankees they had captured.  This is the Secession spirit of the South.  The spirit of the vile untutored savage.  The spirit of hell and yet you have men at the North who sympathise with these murderers.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 24, 1862, p. 2

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