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CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST

JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 1939 - 1943

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS United States (Cont'd)
or even a Henry Clay, for the presidency, while 'a second Washington'
was alive and kicking in the land; this, surely, is a reflection which
must sorely puzzle the historian of our American Whiggism."

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1939 - DTD Oct. 19; ed:2/3 - J. P. Hale carried Chicago by storm. In Wisconsin the enthusiam of the people knows no bounds. "The future is bright. Seed is planted. In another four years, there will be a West, and that West will be for Freedom. It will speak out, and when it does, who shall withstand the beat of its true young heart."

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1940 - DID Oct. 19:3/3 - In a letter to the editor, "Unus" says: "The election of Ed. Wade to Congress gives me, as it must you and all of us, unfeigned satisfaction...." I advise Wade, upon entering Congress, to introduce a bill to facilitate ingress to and egress from the city, so that our slave holding neighbors may enjoy our fine summer air and spend their money here. The cost would be small, and it would be of great benefit to the city,

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1941 - DID Oct. 20:2/3 - The Frankfort YEOMAN received a letter from the rooms of the Young Hickory club, dated Cleveland, O., Sept. 22, 1852, in which they state that they are going to elect Wilson to Congress from this district; that the Whigs have nominated Case, one of the wealthiest men in the state, and that the "abolitionists" have nominated Edward Wade, a notorious abolitionist. This letter was not signed. The editor of the YEOMAN then says: "The Wade family of Cleveland are shrewd, sensible men, albeit they are abolitionists of most ultra character. The notorious Giddings could not let his mantle fall on shoulders more worthy to wear it.... We have heretofore had some correspondence with one of these Wades."

The letter referred to was from James Wade, jr., and dated Cleveland, Dec. 8, 1851, in which he acknowledges his obligations to the paper for publishing his letters. He offers the services of the underground railway to the editor and his friends and will inform the editor from time to time in the cause of liberty,

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1942 - DTD Oct. 23; ed:2/2 - There have been 223,000 free Democracy campaign speeches sold so far throughout the country. "Never did our cause look brighter. Never was it so strong. We are in the skirmish now; preparing only for the battle of '56; but when that time comes, we shall be ready."

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1943 - DTD Oct. 23; ed:2/2 The Whig papers of this city are spreading
lies that Hale's father was a Tory and that Hale himself is charged
with peddling coffin hand bills and with opposing Jackson.

"Mr. Hale's character is well known. Every vote cast for him will
be cast for Freedom. It will be so read at the North; it will be so
understood at the South; and that South, respecting him for his manliness

CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 1944 - 1949

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS - United States (Cont'd)
and integrity, will measure the power of the ballot, so expressed, with
the deepest interest and concern."

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1944 - DTD Oct. 23; ed:2/3 - Horace Greeley's recent labors in this state did not change a single vote, but instead it diminished the respect held for him by all the parties.

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1945 DTD Oct. 25; ed: 2/2 The Whigs distort an article in the ERA by taking a sentence from it to make it appear that Dr. Bailey favored the presidency of Scott because he would be against the annexation of Cuba. The ERA did contain the article but did not refer to Scott, Pierce, or Cuba.

A few more such efforts will drive thousands of Whigs into our ranks. The press, so dishonest, cannot be upheld. The people will not sustain it. They would not be swayed from their position, if what the Whig press asserts, were true; being false, they can only spurn those who have played the mean trick."

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1946 - DTD Oct. 27:2/1 - The electoral tickets for this county may be had by applying to C. W. Céisbee in the offices of Wilson, Wade, and Wade.

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1947 - DTD Oct. 27; ed:2/2 - the PLAIN DEALER falsely represents Scott to have avowed his wish to exclude all foreigners from the polls who have not served one year in the army or navy. The HERALD and other Scott papers accuse General Pierce of meaness and cruelty for voting against pensioning sundry persons, against giving the widow Harrison $23,000, and the Irish $500,000. Honest men believe the national exchequer to be drawn on only for necessary expenses of the government.

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1948 - DTD Oct. 27; ed:2/3 - General Scott in his speech at Sandusky says he was offered $1,000,000 bonus and $250,000 per annum if he would take over the affairs of the government. He said the offer was made by private citizens for the purpose of annexation, but he declined on the grounds that Mexico is made of 8,000,000 people, 7,000,000 of whom are Indians and mixed races.

"Zounds! That was a good which we had not anticipated from contempt of 'the Indians and mixed races.' Let the friends of Mexican Independence thank God, if so execrable a thing as our country's cutaneous aristocracy must exist, that General Scott was so thoroughly inoculated by its virus."

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1949 - DTD Oct. 27:2/3 • The PLAIN DEALER accuses the TRUE DEMOCRAT of playing into the hands of the Scottites. The HERALD accuses the TRUE DEMOCRAT of lending its influence to the Locofocos. "We rayther (sic) think both these prints can not be quite right, and are very sure it would puzzle a college of casuists to say which is the more in the wrong."

CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 1950 - 1955

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS United States (Cont'd) 1950 - DTD Oct. 27:2/3 - In a letter to the editor, James A. Briggs says: A correspondent of your paper of Oct. 24 misquoted my speech at Empire hall as follows: I had conversed with General Wilson and Charles Francis Adams of Massachusetts, and both these gentlemen declared to me that they would vote for General Scott were they citizens of Ohio.

Adams remarked to me that Scott was nominated by an anti-slavery portion of the Whig party and was to be preferred to Pierce. General Wilson said that if he were located here, he would come out openly for Scott.

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1951 - DTD Oct. 28:2/1 - It is generally reported that the Hon. R. C. Winthrop, former speaker of the House of Representatives, will succeed Webster as Secretary of State.

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1952 - DTD Oct. 28; ed:2/1,2 - The Democratic majority is ascertained on the state ticket at nearly 19,000. The Whigs should now know that Scott is lost in Ohio. The Whigs can expect no support from the FreeSoilers, whom they denounced during the campaign. The anti-slavery Whigs' only chance to vote for principles is to vote for the free Democracy ticket.

"We call upon you, then, if in earnest, and honest, we invoke you, if you fear the extension of slavery, ... if you are anti-slavery Whigs, and would let your voice be heard, and felt on the State, at Washington, and over the Nation, to vote on the side of Liberty, to vote for Hale and Julian, as the only alternative now left you.

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1953 - DTD Oct. 28; ed: 2/2 - The Pittsburg EVENING CHRONICLE of Oct. 25 had a very complimentary notice of John P. Hale, who was to lecture in that city. "We are sorry the CHRONICLE should have spoiled its praise of our Presidential candidate, by publishing in the same number, an article making reflections on Kossuth, the very latchet of whose shoes Mr. Hale, with all the latter's greatness and goodness, and because of these, would feel himself honored in stooping to unloose."

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1954 - DTD Oct. 28; ed:2/2 - The HERALD published Tilden's letter on Oct. 25. The PLAIN DEALER said it was with-held so as not to hurt Scott in the South. The letter chatters about Lysander Spooner. "Our opinion is, that the letter has already hurt Scott here more than it could have harmed him elsewhere; and we confess we have been some surprised at its appearance in the HERALD, at all."

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1955 DTD Oct. 28:2/4 - We publish a letter dated Brecksville, Oct. 25, captioned, The Free Soilers of Brecksville, to the Whigs of Cuyahoga county greetings: In it the Free Soilers caution the Whigs not to believe that they have gained a victory in the township for having gained a majority over the Free Soilers. The Democrats polled 51 votes which leaves the Whigs in the minority.

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CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 1956 - 1962

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS - United States (Cont'd)
1956 - DTD Oct. 28:3/1 - In a letter to the editor, "Truth" of Chagrin
Falls says: Morgan of Cleveland spoke at a meeting here Oct. 22. He
denounced the old sedition law and the new Democratic sedition law.
He berated the Whigs as being dishonest and corrupt, and thought that
Hale was the best candidate, and that he would vote for him if he could
induce enough Democrats to vote with him to carry Ohio for Hale. He
closed by exorting the Free-Soil party to go on, and with a man like
Hale for a standard bearer, they would draw honest men from both the
Whig and Democratic parties and in a short while would swallow them
both.

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1957 · DTD Oct. 29; ed:2/2 - Rumors are afloat that Franklin Pierce is a drunkard. We do not believe it. "And we should no more think to deepen his infamy by proving, even if we could prove, him a drunkard, than we should seek to blacken the character of a notorious pirate by demonstrating, that he had robbed a hen roost."

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1958 · DTD Oct. 29:2/3 - We reprint letters from the WESTERN RESERVE CHRONICLE, which were written by George Bradburn, S. P. Chase, and E. Wade, expressing their regrets at being unable to attend the festival in honor of the election of J. R. Giddings. The festival was held at Warren,

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1959 · DTD Nov. 1; ed:2/1 - The party of "Freedom" is represented by John P. Hale and George W. Julian. The party of slavery is represented by Winfield Scott and William A. Graham; Franklin Pierce and William R. King. "That these last four named gentlemen stand on essentially the same platform, and that this platform is as different from liberty, as light is different from darkness is evident.

"At no former period, therefore, since the division of Americans into parties under our National Government, have the friends of Liberty found themselves so entirely free to vote for Liberty, as they are at this present moment...."

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1960 · DTD Nov. 1; ed: 2/2 - The Rev. W. B. Greene of Brookfield, Mass.,
foe of the fugitive slave law, has been stumping for Hale. "And it
refreshes our very soul, to find, in times such as these, a clergyman
able to pass from the pulpit to the stump, without getting the door of
the former slammed in his face."

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1961 · DTD Nov. 1; ed:2/2 - Tilden and Briggs, apostate Free Soilers, have caused speculation amoung Free Soilers as to their effect on the

"The opinion seems to be unanimously entertained by our friends, that the cause of Free Soil has been helped by the trickery and treason of both Tilden and Briggs."

cause.

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1962 - DTD Nov. 1; ed: 2/2 - Parsons, Foote, Tilden, and Briggs have been campaigning in Chagrin Falls. "All any of these have won by their

CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 1963 - 1968

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS - United States (Cont'd) descent upon Chagrin, will be simply so much of personal chagrin, as the manhood in them must experience in contemplating the profitless results of their labors."

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1963 DTD Nov. 2; ed:2/1 - Senator William H. Seward, New York, favors the annexation of Cuba, Canada, Mexico, and the Sandwich islands as our manifest destiny. His influence with Scott is put forward as a reason for Free Soilers to vote for the general. "Our inference from this new development of Seward's, is, that even annexation-wise, there would be no difference between an Administration of Scott's and an Administration of Pierce's."

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1964 - DID Nov. 3; ed:2/1 - J. M. Root delivered a speech in the court house yesterday. The speech was a demonstration of the insignificance of the alleged difference between the two branches of "Hunkerism."

"As a stump effort, we do not remember ever to have heard it surpassed, and do not believe it has been equalled by that or any other man during the present campaign. It was a crusher."

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1965 - DTD Nov. 5; ed:2/2 Whigs blame their defeat in New England to
Daniel Webster's influence; their defeat in New York to "Silver Gray-
ism." Nativism is blamed in Pennsylvania and free Democracy in Ohio.
"The first fatal Whig step downwards was in 1848. In 1852, another
and a lower step was taken, and Daniel Webster, and the friends of
Daniel Webster, though sunk deep in pro-slavery mire, could not, and
would not, wallow in the mud of availibility; of military renown; by
helping to establish a 'personal party,' and all that."

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1966 - DTD Nov. 5; ed:2/3 - John P. Hale had a glorious time in Philadelphia. New York offered him the use of one of its spacious rooms in the city hall for a reception room. In Pittsburg be addressed the multitude from the balcony of the St. Charles hotel. "Who says that New Hampshire shall not yet give the country a President worthy to sit in the seat at Washington?"

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1967 - DTD Nov. 5; ed:2/3 - General Pierce's eulogy of Daniel Webster contains a paragraph which praises Webster as a man whose worth cannot be estimated. "Who can estimate how many votes that ingenious allusion won for its author in Boston?"

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1968 - DTD Nov. 8; ed:2/1 - The Whig press of this city assures its readers that all opposition is useless and too late. "We appeal, then, from the press of the Whigs to the people who are Whigs. We tell them, that the power is in them, and with them, to conquer for freedom. We tell them, that the Democrats, their neighbors, will help them in this mighty and noble cause. We urge them, one and all, therefore, to scorn timid spirits, and recreant cowards, who bid them yield, or falter, or repine even; to stand up to principle, and for principle, as if it

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