These are a few of the attributes which the Democratic press give to the instrument..
WONDERFUL DOCUMENT! Judging from the tone of the Democratic press, the President’s Emancipation Proclamation is a “marvelous document”. A perusal of the New York Herald, Express, Journal of Commerce, ChicagoTimes, Cincinnati Enquirer, and others of that stripe, enable the reader to discover the following peculiarities of the Proclamation:
It will destroy the Union. It is harmless and impotent. It will excite slave insurrections.
The slaves will never hear of it. It will excite the South to desperation. The rebels will laugh it to scorn.
Abraham, spare the South,
Touch not a single slave;
Nor e’en by word of mouth
Disturb the thing, we crave.
‘Twas our forefathers’ hand
That slavery begot;
There , Abraham, let it stand,
(Liberator, November 11, 1862 pg 3)