Let it be proclaimed from the house tops -
The choice of
Mr. Jefferson was ultimately owing to the horrible threats denounced
by his partizans, of the consequences which were to flow from his
rejection. The most horrible spectres, every strange phantom and unreal
mockery, nay, Death himself, with myriads of damned Spirits - all
these, and more than these, were conjured up "to affright from their
propriety" the opposers of this great man. It is beyond a doubt that
our reps have been the sport of intimidation, and menace - "Devil
with Devil damned from concord holds - MEN only disagree…"
indeed, fallen on Evil Times. The private station has now indeed become
the post of honor.