1859 · [Washington
Fearful for the maintenance of the Union, Forsyth asks, "Are there any means or measures under Heaven, consistent with duty and honor, to prevent the election of a Black Republican?" He urges adherence to the doctrine of Popular Sovereignty-- "the men of our independent and hardy race can, and, of right, ought to govern themselves"-- and election to the Presidency of its chief advocate, Stephen A. Douglas.
Ellison 1124. Owen 926. Not in Sabin. (Inventory #: 28355)