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Vol. 1, No. 1. Salutatory. We this evening present to the people of Kansas the Bulletin, which we propose to publish in the city of Atchison. The Bulletin...will be devoted to politics, news, agriculture, useful knowledge, and the interest of Kansas generally. Believing that the great Democratic party of the country is the only National Party which knows "no North, no South, no East, no West," but the common welfare of our whole country, the Bulletin will be a democratic journal....The unfortunate internal discords which afflict the country at present are truly to be deplored by all who love peace. Business has been prostrated, and the better judgment of the people seems to have given away to the madness of the hour. We honestly believe that this unnatural war might have been averted...If the armies of the Administration should invade the Southern States, laying waste the country and destroying cities, towns, and villages, what will we have gained? Nothing but the satisfaction of seeing women and children fleeing from homes that once were peaceful and happy, but reduced by civil war to desolation and distress....If Northern cities and towns should be destroyed, we could feast our eyes on the sickening sight of death and destruction, and congratulate ourselves upon the result of a great nation being destroyed by its own madness and folly....We have thus briefly given some of our reasons for our opposition to the war policy of Mr. Lincoln, and an indication of our course as journalists....Taking the Constitution for our chart and the democratic doctrine of Equal Rights for our pilot, we launch our bark upon the stormy political sea and appeal to all lovers of fraternal peace and concord to give us their aid.
We send extra numbers of our weekly edition to many persons in the interior as specimens. We hope all such will not only subscribe themselves but make some effort to get up a club....We have been unavoidably delayed in the publication of the Bulletin, owing to the non-arrival of our paper....