SPEECHES OF MESSRS. S.S. COX AND JACOB REINHARD, ON THE FLAG PRESENTATION TO THE DEMOCRACY OF THE FIFTH WARD OF COLUMBUS, MADE NOVEMBER, 26, 1859.

[Columbus, Ohio? 1859]. Caption title, as issued. 16pp, untrimmed. Margin-foxing, Good+.

The occasion was a celebration of German Democrats, "whose thrifty and pleasant homes are mostly in the Fifth Ward." In this scarce pamphlet Cox lauds the German opposition to tyranny, their love of "Constitutional government and law;" and their distrust of anarchy and disorder, expressed in those annoying "Woman Rights, Free Love and Abolition Conventions." Most recently, such destructive "egotistical faith" has shown itself in the John Brown Invasion and in the doctrines of the Republican Party. "When Brown shoots down the citizens at the Armory, he appeals to the God of the oppressed as his judge, and all the Ismatics of New England and Ohio applaud the murderer as a martyr." And when Republicans deny the right of territories to decide whether to permit slavery, "they deny to majorities the right to rule."
OCLC 34559434 [3- OH Hist. Soc., U TX, Hist. Soc. W. PA] [as of 6/12]. Not in Thomson, Sabin, Eberstadt. Item #28994

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