1856: All the ‘Frees’ but Fremont

Every reader of ours has of course heard of the great Black Republican motto, which is inscribed everywhere upon their banners, heralded by their newspapers, and re-echoed with loud accompanying plaudits by their public speakers, “Free Speech, Free Labor, Free Kansas, and Freemont!” This motto had been displayed from a Black Republican banner in Middletown, Conn., and at a meeting of the Buchanan Democracy, held a few days afterwards, the following was displayed on a banner as a response to it. It shows so completely the difference between the Black Republicans and Free-soilers of the North who support Buchanan, that we copy it as exhibited:

All the “FREES” but Fremont.

From the Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Missouri), Thursday, October 30, 1856.

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