Secession Era Editorials Project
Raleigh, North Carolina, Register [Whig]
(15 April 1854)
The result of the recent State Elections in Connecticut and Rhode Island
seems to have alarmed and perturbed the Editor of the
"Standard" no little.
He sees in it the "handwriting on the wall," -- the consignment of the
present Administration to that fate which its imbecility and corruption so
If, as the
"Standard" alleges, the Whig triumphs in the
States mentioned be "abolition victories," a very large portion of the Northern
locofocos are entitled to a share of its anathemas, inasmuch as enough of them
have been found ready to coalesce with the Whigs to enable them to
carry the day.
But while the
"Standard" attributes the defeat of its party to the Nebraska
"Washington Sentinel" indignantly and very justly denies that
that measure was made a test question.
So, these respective mouth-pieces of locofocoism may take either horn of
the dilemma, and they will find it difficult to furnish any satisfactory
explanation of the want of harmony among the "harmonious." If their defeat is
not on the ground of opposition to the Nebraska Bill, then it must be on the
ground of opposition to the general course of the Administration!
Take the case, gentlemen.
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