George Washington Bridges and an 1860 election. Pt.1.
Xenueanee Certain for Urcekiuridse. A gentleman of this city wrote to a relia ble and well-informed citizen of Tennessee for such facts as would be safe to bet on . A 1 .. 1 i(iA 1 in relation to ioe voie oi iuai ciaie, aim has received in return the following statement, which we take from a private letter dated Columbia, Tennessee, September 10, 18C0: " As to this Stale, liou. v . U. yi till tborne has just returned this evening from a canvass ol the entire Lastern Division ot the State ; my father returned yesterday from a similar canvass, m company wttn Gov. Harris, of the Western Division of the State, and I have been to every county but five in this, the Middle Division. We hnvn r.omnared notes, and tbe unanimous and confident opinion is that Breckinridge and Lane are bound to carry wis euue oy 8000. Here we take all the Deis we can get on this State but we have not been able to invest much. Six of. the Douglas District Electors have declined to serve, and by the election my opinion is there will be but two tickets in the State. The circulation of Bell's record, of which I send you a copy, is telling terribly upon the Bell cause in this division oi me ciaie. . "The infamous doctrine of Neill S. Brown has frightened him and his partizans, and he has dried it up ; but such doctrines once spoken can never be recalled lor their advocated benefit. We will keep the tire up under him until be is done Brown.' Montgomery Ala.) Advertiser. ; Wc copy the above from a late number of the Montgomery Advertiser. ; We -shall not gainsay the assertion that the writer of the Columbia letter, after conferringwith Lis father and Mr. Wqitthobne, is of the opinion that the Breckinridge-Yancey ites " are bound to carry this State by 8,000 majority . Bat we deny that the opinion is welf-fonnded. There is really no probability that the State will go for; the Bbeckin-ridge-Yaxcet ticket by any inajority whatever. On the contrary, tbe probabilities favor the success of Ekll and Everett in the- State by a majority of ! five thousand over bo& the democratic tickets. : But this letter, which we prvwja was not written for publication, lets us into the calculations of the Breckinridge-Yancey leaders; and we commend it to the attention of the Constitutional prion men. Jt eiould stim