The Honesty of Lincoln

” I am growing more and more skeptical as to the ‘honesty’ of Lincoln.  He is nothing better than a wet rag; and it is manifest that, in the appointment of Halleck, to be Secretary of War, and McClellan commander-in-chief of the army, he is as near lunacy as any one not a pronounced Bedlamite.  The satanic democracy of the North, and the traitorous ‘loyalty’ of the Border States, have almost absolute control over him, and are industriously preparing the way for the overthrow of his administration, and the inauguration of, if not a reign of terror, at least one that will make terms with Rebeldom, no matter how humiliating they may be.”   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI