A negative view of Abraham Lincoln as president

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a P ? " | v < ' 1 * ' 1 * I 1 ' 1 1 1 ' institutions. I betiftlf, If providing of j of a on fn the ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Wo have read various accounts of the charcter and manners of the the tn?.n whom the eoplc oT ill* North hove called to Ihe Pr'.B',. ential chair,-but the following rer;tabie 8tal(,. tent of an inter* ieW with him, coming from illnesses connot be doubted in the slight:st degree, shows up the man in his true character?a fool?but an ape of the great men Jflio filled the once honored position lie now iccupies. It is from the Bultimoro Sun, and >?ars the evidence of truth in all its statcnenlA. With the Sun, we say, God have inersy upon the country, when the Government is >laced in the hands of a man like this: "We learn that delegations from the Young UeoT' Christian Associations of Baltimore, Kw T">r Pnllnf nf iho Hnntinf. flhnrph riaitod Washington yesterday, and catlcd upon the President, with the view of impressing up jn him the importance of arresting hostilities. They were reoeirod kindly, but with rude familiarity. Dr. Fuller commenced the by seeking.to impress upon Mr. Lincoln the vast responsibility of the position lie occupied, and that upon him depended the issue of peace or war?on one hand a terrible, fratricidal conflict, and on the other peaco. "But,' said Mr. Lincoln, "what am I to do!' "Whv. sir. let the country know that you nre disposeed to recognise the independence of the Southern States?I say nothing of accession ; recogonise the fact that they have formed ? government of their own, and that they will never be united again with the North, and peace will instantly take the place of anxiety and 6U?pen?c, and war may be averted. "And what is to bacomo of the revenue! I shnll have no government?no resources." Dr. Fuller expressed the opinion that the Northern States would constitute an imposing government, and furnish revenue. The conversation turning upon the passage of troops through Maryland, Dr. Fuller expressed very earnestly the hope that no more would be ordered over the soil of this State. He remarked that Maryland had shed her blood freely in the war of independence, she was the first to move for the adoption of Pnnaf itntinn and Knd nnlv Vfildoil clinging attachment to the Union when the blood of her citizens had been shed by strangers on their way to a conflict witb Uer sieterj of the South. Mr. Lincoln insisted that U? wanted the troops only for the defence of the capital, not for the invasion of the Southern States, 'And, he said, *1 must have the troops, and, the necessity exists that they should come through Maryland. They caa't crawl under the earth, an4. con't fly over it, and uintncumuuoiijr iuoj iuuio uumo awiuea iv. Why, sir, those Carolinians ore now crossing ^Virginia to come here and hang me,nod what 'can I do !* 'la some allusion to the importance of a pace policy, Mr. Lincoln remarked that if he adopted it, under the circumstances, there 'would be no Washington in that, no Jackson in that, no spunk in that.' 'JJr. fuller hoped that flir. Lincoln wouio not allow 'spunk' to override patriotism. 'Mr. Lincoln doubted if lie or Congress could recognise the Southern Confederacy. With regard to the Government, he said 'he must run the machine aa he found it.' And in reference to passing troops through Baltimore or Maryland he said, 'Now, eirif jou won'l i,;t roe, I we::'1 hit you.' 'As the delegation: were leaving Mr.Lincok said to one or two of the youcg men, !'!! tei, you story. Tou have heard of the Irishman who, when a fellow was cutting his throat with a blunt razor, complained that he haggled it. Now, if I can't have troops direct througl Maryland, and must have them all the waj round by water, or marched across out-of-theway territory, I shall be haggled." "The delegation, on leaving 'the presence, conferred together, and agreed on the hopeless neis of their errand and the aa'd prospect o any good thing from such a source, and the ex clamntion was actually made, 'Ond have mere; od us, when the Government is placed in Ih hands of a man like this."?Guardian. to of I , ' > | L [ , ? _ ? - f 1* ? J e

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  1. The Abbeville Press And Banner,
  2. 03 May 1861, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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