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Catalog Number 10387-26
Title Newspaper, The Sussex Register, Article about Kansas-Nebraska Act
Object Name Newspaper
Description One large piece of paper, folded in half, to create four pages. The article at the top right is about the Kansas-Nebraska Act. It says: "THE NEBRASKA SCHEME- The Nebraska bill the most ill-advised measure that the rashness and folly of demagogues and unscrupulous politicians ever originated to disturb the harmony of the nation, and to sink themselves to political perdition is fast losing favor even in the South. The National Intelligencer of Saturday says that it is evident that a large portion of the House of Representatives regret the agitation of this subject; and the intimation that is an Administration measure does not by any means seem to change the feeling in regard to it, or in the slightest degree stimulate the seal of its friends. The crushing defeats experienced by the Administration and by the faction of repudiators in the Democratic party, has not intimidated them. They still press forward to the perpetration of their iniquitous designs. The Nebraska bill is still to be forced down the throats of its opponents f, by any means a majority can be found or manufactured to carry it through. And yet whoever an election is held there the matter is touched gingerly The Pittsburg Gazette says in reference to the contest in Pennsylvania, that where the Nebraska bill is the most unpopular, the attempt is making to create a belief that Gov. Bigler is opposed to that inquiry This is Democracy throughout. It skulks away from every issue in which there is danger, never meeting it boldly until it is perfectly safe to do so. While agitation and excitement prevail, its policy is to vary its hue with the facility of the chameleon, according to the color of different localities- Newark Murcury."
Date 1854/04/29
Material paper, ink
Made Sussex Register
Place of Origin England, Sussex
Credit line John E. Carter, Lincoln, Nebraska
Collection Carter, John E.