Monday, September 23, 2013

Col. Jennison Vilified

Some citizen, professing to write from the raging Waubsi, comes to the rescue of the editor of the Democrat and palms off upon Col. Jennison a number of murders and outrages that are said to have occurred on the bloody soil of Kansas.  The Mo. Republican, the most unscrupulous semi-secesh sheet in the West, noted for propagating falsehoods and giving employment to irresponsible correspondents, is his authority.  Now we don’t believe the outrages enumerated ever occurred in Kansas, and if they did, we believe that Col. Jennison had no more to do with them than the pro-slavery and, at heart, secession correspondent of the Democrat, who would palm off on the Republican party such acts as the result of its teachings and intimate that its members gloried in such barbarities.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday Morning, May 14, 1862, p. 2

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