Oh! Abraham, Resign!


Oh! Abraham, Resign!

The days are growing shorter,
The sun has crossed the line,
And the people all are asking,
“Will Abraham resign?”

You’ve forgotten all the promises
Made in those speeches fine,
When traveling to the Capitol;—
Oh! Abraham, resign!

You’ve killed the Constitution,
Framed by patriots, “lang [?];”
You’ve gagged the mouths of [?];
Oh! Abraham, resign!

Between States once fraternal,
You’ve drawn your party hoe;
You’ve brought us war internal;—
Oh! Abraham, resign!

You’ve imprisoned honest freemen,
And in dungeons let them pine
For home, and wife, and children;
Oh! Abraham, resign!

You’re leagued with John Brown Forney,
To Greeley you incline,
You’re hand and glove with Sumner;
Oh! Abraham, resign!

The people will not swallow
That wicked scheme of thine,
To ’mancipate the “woolly heads,”
Oh! Abraham, resign!

Pennsylvania has condemned you;
Ohio’s in the line;
And the Hoosier boys are shouting;—
Oh! Abraham resign!

The Empire State has spoken
Against thee, Aor’m mine,
The Jersey Blues are after thee;
Oh! Abraham, resign!

Against these solemn warnings,
Steel not that heart of thine,
Far “better late than never.”
Oh! Abraham, resign!

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  • Illustrated
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    Still Image
  • Extent
    20 cm x 10.5 cm
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