"—The Republicans in many parts of the country testified their respect for the memory of Mr. Lincoln, by mobbing Democratic papers, and assassinating Democrats. The foul spirit of assassination by which the President of the United States fell, was born, and fostered, and spread abroad, by the Republican party. Within three years, over two hundred peaceable and law-abiding Democrats have been assassinated by these “friends of universal liberty,” to say nothing of the thousands who have been illegally plunged into bastiles. We rejoice that the man who caught this demon spirit and assassinated the President was not a Democrat, as we are assured that he never acted to any degree whatever with the party. He probably had no fixed political principles, but whatever they may have been, the abhorred spirit that moved him is one that belongs to the Republican party. Assassination and mob violence belong to it, as the deadly fang does to the viper." June 1865, Gov. Seymour, New York.