By Petroleum V. Nasby
David Ross Locke (1833-1888), who additionally wrote lower than the pseudonym Petroleum V. Nasby, used to be an American journalist and early political commentator in the course of the American Civil warfare. He labored on numerous newspapers together with the Democrat, the Pittsburgh Chronicle, the Toledo Blade, the Plymouth usher in and the Bucyrus magazine. Locke used to be in Bucyrus, whilst the Civil battle broke out. he's most renowned for the "Nasby Letters. " Written within the semi-literate spelling utilized by different humourists of the time, they have been meant to rally aid for the Union reason. released in Locke's personal newspaper the Weekly Blade from 1861 until eventually 1887 they have been enjoyed via many together with Abraham Lincoln. a number of collections have been released together with The Nasby Papers (1864). different works contain: Divers perspectives, evaluations, and Prophecies of Yoors Trooly (1866), Swingin around the Cirkle (1867), The Struggles - Social, monetary and Political, of Petroleum V. Nasby (1872), jap Fruit on Western Dishes: The Morals of Abou Ben Adhem (1875), Ekkoes from Kentucky (1875), Inflation on the pass Roads (1875), Nasby on Inflation (1875), A Paper urban (1878) and Nasby in Exile (1882).
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David Ross Locke (1833-1888), who additionally wrote lower than the pseudonym Petroleum V. Nasby, was once an American journalist and early political commentator in the course of the American Civil battle. He labored on a number of newspapers together with the Democrat, the Pittsburgh Chronicle, the Toledo Blade, the Plymouth usher in and the Bucyrus magazine.
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There wuz the offiser who surrendered with Johnston, and them noble sons uv Baltimore, and Rawly, and Charleston, who, though they didn’t serve their section in the field, were ardent in their support uv the cause. There were the old-style Dimocrats uv the North, whose faith in Johnson’s Dimocrisy, based upon the scene wich took place at the inauguration, wuz greater than mine, hed come on with their applications for Post Offises, and who jined so heartily in the cheers wich went up for J. Davis: and there, addressin this crowd, wuz a President—the man who had the appintin power in his hands—who cood make and unmake Post Offisis.
XII. —Hopes and Fears of the Democracy. WASHINGTON, February 23, 1866. ” The delusive phantom, Hope, may be playin false with me. The wish may be paternal parient to the thought, and I may be indulgin in a dream from wich I shel be, to-morrer, roodly awakened; but it’s my opinion that the day-star uv glory hez arozen onto the Dimocracy; that our night uv gloom is over; and that, at larst, the Government, or at least the only part we care about,—the offisis,—is ourn. I heerd Androo Johnson speak last nite!
CONFEDRIT × ROADS (wich is in the Stait uv Kentucky), February 15, 1866. I hev had hopes uv Androo Johnson. My waitin sole hez bin centred onto him for a year back. He wuz the Moses wich I spected wood lead the Democrisy out uv the desolate Egypt into which we hev bin making bricks without straw for five long weary and dreary years. O, how I hev yearned for Johnson! O, how I hev waited, day after day, and week after week, and month after month, for some manifestation uv Dimocrisy wich is satisfactory—suthin tangible— suthin that I cood take hold on.