Thursday, October 14, 1858.
It has been said in the Banner that Lincoln when in Congress, by his traitorous conduct disgraced our nation, and gave aid and comfort tot he Mexicans, at the time of the war. We quote from his speech in reply to Douglas at Charleston, which will be good evidence to those possessed with reasoning faculties, that what we have said must reasonably be the result from such a course. It was the very resolutions to which Lincoln has reference, and the speeches made on that occasion, with the names of those that voted in opposition to their country, that were printed in Spanish and read in the churches and to the armies, and circulated throughout the length and breadth of the Mexican Republic, that stimulated the Mexicans to protract the war and murder the American soldiers: –
"I (Abe Lincoln) was in Congress and he (Douglas) knows that whenever there was an effort made to approve the object of the war, I opposed it. I never denied that."
The resolutions were in substance that our nation was wrong, and that it was the duty of Congress to withdraw the troops from Mexico, and that if the soldiers' bones were left to bleach on the plains, or they met a bloody grave, they had merited it at the hands of the Mexicans. The men that approved of such a course ought to serve
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