Monday, November 19, 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1862

The cars come an hour later which makes it pleasanter starting in the morning.  Kate and Maggie have gone to Marietta today.  I have been busy all day directing books, documents and speeches to the sovereign people of Morgan Co.  It is a great labor.  I have directed many thousands since the recess of Congress.  It seems to be a duty to place the truth before the minds of the public but whether any good will result is doubtful. So far as the "unterrified democracy" are concerned the fist appears to have gone forth.  "They are joined to their idols, let them alone."
That party under its present leaders is a most corrupt and dangerous one.  We have as much to fear from them as from the rebels themselves.  The manner in which they conducted the political campaign this fall shows them ready for any crime, even murder.  When will "te wickedness of the wicked come to an end?"  God grant it may be soon.

Peggy's comments:
Julia was assisting her brother William Cutler as he prepared to archive papers related to his term in Congress.  Julia refers to the "unterrified democracy" meaning Democrats who were not deemed completely loyal to the Union.   

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