Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Prophet

Richard C. Mason, Sr., of Baltimore, a sound Union man, put the following prophecy on record on the 16th day of April, 1861.  He is a director of the Associated Fireman’s Insurance Company of Baltimore, the majority being [rank secessionists].  Being appealed to for his opinion of what would be the result or end of the rebellion made the following predication which was placed on record at the time by the President:


“I, Richard C. Mason, Sen., of Baltimore, on this 17th day of April, 1862, predict: That the Union of these States will be preserved; that the Constitution will be maintained inviolate; that the laws of the land will be enforced; that the secessionists will be awfully whipped; and that the Stars and Stripes, the sacred emblem of liberty, will again and forever wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 2

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