1862 Mississippi newspaper editorial calls Abraham Lincoln a "desperate and mad man"
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Since the people of the North have declared against Abraham Lincoln and his mad policy, what must be bis feelings and prospects for the future! The people who elected him, have turn ed against hi in! It is said that he eagerly scruti mzeu the election returns as they came to tho Washington telegraph office, without one ray of Lope or consolation for his cause. All was dead against him. He had been weighed in the bal lance and found wanting. The people of his section had told him, that as he bad sowed the storm ne must now endure the whirlwind. There ; has been a change of fully five hundred thousand Mn.nD ft . nm Knrrn mnna Thn ikn iimn A.4mini "' if.rnt.fnn took the retns of cnvnrnmonL , It is natural for every one to 'ask, why this startling change and what will Abraham Lincoln do under the circumstances? Time wiYon,y enlighten enlighten all Inquirers. The South is ltfoelyjj spectator in the affair, and a silent observer'1 the Northern commotion Her interests are . v , peace, but ' not till the 'enemy Is satisfied, fully sensible, that they have had enough of the war. The Lincoln party will probably push the war to its utmost extent, and it is our duty to meet the invader with our whole force and strength. Were Lincoln to act the part of a wise man, he would first recall his army, settle its demands, and bid its members go about their peaceful pursuits pursuits in life ; he would next order home Lis naval expeditions, lay up the government vessels, and discharge the officers and men, except for foreign stations. This could be accomplished by the 4th ' of March next, when the time of bis present Congress Congress expires. ; The next Congress being decidedly decidedly against him, he could then r'n his office as President of the United States, and thus save hi3 reputation with the incoming party. ; But Abraham Lincoln will do no such thing. His hatred of the South and its institutions will cause him to use all the power at hand to destroy our country. His acts will now be that of a des- des- perate and mad man. Our people must suffer at 1 his hands ; yea, there must be more murders committed, committed, more cities burned, and more plantations destroyed, before the malice of the Gorilla ;Ss satisfied. Such has heen the spirit of Lincoln Abolitionism from the first, and there is no hope fof anything better while he has power, , , j A man of the right heart and mind might do differont, with the face of his countrymen against him, but we candidly ask what right hnvo we lo hope any each results from Abraham Lincoln?! a a