Extract from a gentleman in New York city: — Samuel May, Jr. — Although connected with the Republican party so far as voting is concerned, I deeply deplore its timid and compromising policy. How much better to be defeated with our principles, than to ensure our discomfiture by explaining away their morality, and diluting them to the level of the ambitious schemes of our leaders! The same influences that defeated Sherman will defeat Seward.,,,,,,,, I sometimes read the Liberator to the fire-eaters at our hotel. I reckon, by the way they wince, it is about the kind of medicine adapted to their case. J.H. C.
(Liberator, Apr 20, 1860, pg 3)