A Traitor in the Garden of Justice

Image from HarpWeek presents The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

NEW CATECHISM.

Q. Who was the first man?

A. Andrew Johnson.

Q. How was the first man created?

A. By four and a-half tailors, (one half of a man,) and a goose.

Q. What other name is the first man known by among his followers?

A. Andrew Moses.

Q. How did he receive this name?

A. By becoming a traitor in the garden of Justice and joining the Democratic party.

Q. Who was the first woman?

A. Aunt Lorenzo Thomas.

Q. How was the first woman created?

A. By a man-da-mus of Andrew Moses.

Q. What other name is the first woman known by?

A. Old Ad Interim.

Q. Why was she created?

A. For the ostensible purpose of testing the legal authority of A. Moses.

Q. How was her creation received?

A. By the expulsion of A. Moses from the garden of Justice.

Q. What is the proper doom of traitors?

A. “The penalty of Treason is death.

Q. Who will meet their proper reward?

A. The Copperhead Democratic party.

Q. When will their punishment commence?

A. Immediately after the fall elections of 1868.

Q. Where will it be inflicted, and in what manner?

A. At the ballot box, by the ballot “Soldiers vote as they shot.”

Q. How do you know they will be punished?

A. By intuition.

Q. What is intuition?

A. The act by which the mind perceives the agreement or disagreement of two ideas.

Q. What authority has the Union party in the coming elections?

A. A. Grant.

Q. What other assurance have we of their strength?

A. They have Ben. Wade in the balance, (and not found wanting;) are honorable, trustworthy and competent.

Decatur Republican (Decatur, Illinois) Apr 16, 1868

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For the person that wanted the source:

decatur republican - 16 apr 1868 pg1

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5 Responses to “A Traitor in the Garden of Justice”

  1. todayinhistoryblog Says:

    Hi there, I know this is an old post but I’m hoping you still use this account! I’m studying representations of Andrew Johnson as Moses for my undergraduate dissertation and would be very grateful if you could let me know where you found the above ‘Q&A’ source. Thanks very much!

  2. oldnews Says:

    Ancestry.com

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