Covington Journal, May 4, 1861
From the Lexington Statesman:
Mr. S. Kimball has been appointed Mail Agent from this place to Louisville. This man was the only Lincoln voter in the Sixth (Berryman's) precinct.
Mr. Messie, of Jessamine, has been appointed Mail Agent on the Cincinnati route. He is a Republican and Lincoln voter.
These two appointments are not satisfactory to this community.
The Louisville Courier added:
Mr. Kimball, it is stated, is one of Cassius Clay's Bereans. He made one trip on the cars, but having been notified that it might not be conducive to his bodily comfort to travel that way again he did not come down yesterday.
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