Unnecessarily Alarmed

December 29, 1866


The Dispatch responds to an article published by Forney that suggests southern hospitality will be enough to sway the views of Congressman and Senators that visit the South, potential making them more empathetic to their views. The Dispatch says this is a ridiculous concern.


Unnecessarily Alarmed.--Forney fears that the hospitality of the southern people will convert the congressional excursion party from the error of their ways. In his paper of yesterday two articles appeared, the object of which was to convince the wine-bibbing visitors that the rebels were only trying to humbug them. Forney is unquestionably the basest politician in the country. He suspects deception in every act. He merely proves how vile a hypocrite he is himself.
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