Mr. Seward's Home Organ on the President and Congress
March 6, 1866
President Johnson's speech drew a "dividing line between the friends and opponents of the Administration" and was delivered during the celebration of Washington's birthday.
The speech delivered by President Johnson yesterday during the ceremonies attendant upon the celebration of Washington's birth day in Washington, will create a profound sensation throughout the whole country, and will at once draw a dividing line between the friends and opponents of the Administration. Many will claim that the vindictive personal assaults upon him in Congress, and by distinguished men in different parts of the country, sufficiently justify him in his remarks, while there are many others who will take the ground this is undignified for the President, under any circumstances, to indulge in personalities of any description. For our part, we are glad to see that the President has determined to defend himself. - Auburn Avertiser, 23d.
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