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Editorial commentary on Seward's "irrepressible conflict" speech...

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October 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 28, 1858  

* William H. Seward on slavery
* re. Irrepressible Conflict speech

Page 4 contains a lengthy editorial on Seward's "irrepressible conflict" speech given just 3 days prior at Rochester. In his speech Seward took the opportunity to characterize the United States as divided between two opposing political systems, one based on slavery and the other on free labor—an “irrepressible conflict” that if not checked would lead inevitably to “collision.”
The article is headed: "W. H. Seward and His Impudent and Hideous Revolutionary Doctrines" which gives evidence that the Herald was non fan of William Seward. The article takes close to a full page and includes: "...But the time has come when Mr. Seward thinks he may safely declare that 'this country must eventually be wholly free or altogether slave territory'..." with much more.
Eight pages, binding indents at the spine does not cause any loss to the mentioned report.

Category: Pre-Civil War