Friday, December 6, 2013


The Democrat says, “Bro. Sanders again consoles himself at the death of the Democratic party.”  It is some consolation, neighbor, to know the thing is dead, but it is greater consolation to think that slavery is likely to die with it.  Like the expiring swan, it gave forth its most musical notes in its death throes.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, May 17, 1862, p. 2

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