The editor of the Walla Walla Statesman argues that the editorials of the Democratic newspapers New York News and the New York World, advocating the black franchise, are ill-considered efforts to build a black constituency for the Democratic Party. He suggests that the radical abolitionists have bribed the editors of these newspapers and argues that their advocacy denies the Party's principles, and that good Democrats will not adopt it. This was significant advice to Washington Territory Democrats, who did oppose the black franchise.
The editor of the Walla Walla Statesman reports that two Democratic newspapers in New York have advocated the black franchise.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Vol. IV, No. 35, p. 2, col. A
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