Death of Pres. Taylor, succession of Filmore

July 12, 1850

A notice of the death of Pres. Taylor, includes this comment:  “Whether he died an unrepentant slaveholder remains to be seen.  We have no room for further particulars. His death at this peculiar crisis in the affairs of the nation will create a profound sensation. The Vice President, Millard Fillmore, is of course his successor.  We fear that he is not the man for the present emergency.”