Webster, Secretary of State!

August 9, 1850

From the Republican:  “The appointment of Mr. Webster, after the course he had pursued for the last five months, is about as good evidence of Fillmore’s devotion to the cause of liberty as would the appointment of Benedict Arnold after his treason to the command of the army of the United States….(he)  “has by his speeches and votes insulted the moral sentiments of the freemen of the North… This administration deserves for this act alone the uncompromising hostility of the freemen of the country. Prostrated it should and will be.”