The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948 Page: 200
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
"No Room In Abe's Bosum for US"; "Crocketts and Bowies
Not All Dead"; and "21st of April, 1836."
The Dallas Herald showed little enthusiasm in announcing
the election of Lincoln. The paper stated:
The whole of the Northern States have gone almost en masse for
the sectional candidate, Lincoln. We have no time nor space this
week to comment upon this result, but will refer the reader to the
dispatches themselves for the sickening details."
This paper stated that the Lone Star flag was flying in Gal-
veston and that a Declaration of Independence was being cir-
culated in Houston.
The following week the editor of the Herald found both time
and space to express his opinion of the election in rather definite
terms. He declared in an editorial:
The evil days so dreaded by our forefathers and the early defenders
of the Constitution are upon us. We need not disguise the fact from
ourselves, our friends or our country. These days of dominant Re-
publicanism, which years ago the best men of the Confederacy looked
upon as the dies irae-the day of visitation and of wrath, are no less
dangerous-no brighter or more hopeful now than in our earlier
purity. The pure hearts of our distinguished statesmen who, years
ago, saw the cloud no bigger than a man's hand, who prophesied
evil to the country from this speck on the political horizon-those
pure hearts we say, would now tremble at the accumulation of in-
iquity laid up against this aggressive party, its slow and steady
accretions, until the last straw has broken the camel's back, and an
outraged and forbearing people stand up in their majesty and say-
"thus far and no further."
If the submissionists mean to resist at some future day, waiting for
the overt act, we say they have created that act already in electing a
sectional president, who says that he hates slavery as much as any
abolitionist, and that it must be extinguished.,
The editor indicated, in another column, that he was not
alone in his point of view, for
from every exchange on our table we see notices of the simultaneous
and unanimous movement of the people of Texas upon the announce-
ment of the late Presidential election. At various points in the state
41bid., November 24, 1860.
tDallas Herald, November 14, 1860.
ADallas Herald, November 21, 1860.
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