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ing God, had been kept free from stain and pol- hope to God there will be some man or set of lution, pure and clear, and built without the sound men whom Providence will rear in our midst, of a hammer or chisel, had been taken possession that when our goodly temple falls into the hands of by a people forgetful of the great truths an- of men regardless of the Constitution and of nounced to them from Mount Sinai-when huck- right--that there will be some great Washington sters and thieves, and brokers and traders had arise who will be able to scourge them from the carried on before the altar their selfish and wick. temple of freedom, even if he is called traitor, ed professions, there was a Saviour who came, and an agitator or a rebel, during the glorious prowith a whip of scorpions drove them hence. I cess.
(From the Columbus (Miss.) Democrat.)
CourtLAND, Ala., August 6, 1860. tion upon me, and I pronounce it, as made by Beverly Matthews, Esq., Columbus, Miss.:
him, an infamous calumny. You also inform me DEAR Sır: Your favor of the 30th ult., reached for Mr. Buchanan in 1856, knowing him
to be an
that he charged me with supporting and voting me a few moments since, at this place. The in- advocate of Squatter-Sovereignty. This Mr. formation that I had been publicly misrepresent Langdon knew to be false—as Mr. Sanford, early ed, and even my motives impugned, by C. C. after Mr. B's nomination, published in the papers Langdon, in a speech at Columbus, on the Satur- of Mobile Mr. Buchanan's letter to him, dated day previous to your writing, does not at all sur
in 1848, after the Baltimore Convention, denying prise me. That C. C. Langdon-the Yankee ed
that he was in favor of Squatter-Sovereignty, itor-30 long trained in such mode of warfare, and laying down the very ground I occupied in should do so, excites no surprise where he is best 1848, and in 1856, and now. In addition to this known. As a Whig-and then as a Know-Noth- evidence, Mr. B. had approved of the Cincinnati ing editor, he has been assailing me during a
platform, which I advocated everywhere I spoke, space of twenty years.
as favorable to my well known views on that sub. The particular misrepresentations uttered by
ject. him, in his speech at Columbus, are second-hand --one picked up by him out of the filth of the But, sir, it is almost useless to undertake to political sewer—where it had been left by its correct the calumnies which are urged against author, under the public branding of him, at
me. They are not urged through ignorance or Petersburg, as an infimous calumniator. I allude misapprehension, but as a part of a grand conLo Mr. Seward, of Georgia.
spiracy entered into to destroy my character-in He, too, undertook to say of me, when we
order to destroy, to that extent, the cause I advowere hundreds of miles apart, that I “favored the
cate. I authorize you, however, to publish this nomination and candidaey of Breckinridge, with letter, and let it serve as a standing denunciation no hope or belief of his election, but for the pur- of all who shall hereafter repeat the same stale poso thereby of assuring the election of Lincoln, slanders. I cannot afford to reply to every caland thereupon precipitating the cotton States umniator. into a revolution.” I understand from your let
W. L. YANCEY. ter, that C. C. Langdon made the same imputa
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