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the restriction of slavery is more formidable ment) --we shall fire the Southern heart, inand dreaded than the more impassioned and struct the Southern mind, give courage to each rhetorical fulminations of the Senator from other, and, at the proper moment, by one orMassachusetts.?.

ganized concerted action, we can precipitate the

cotton States into 'revolution. Thus, it will be seen, that neither of these

“The idea has been shadowed forth in the papers speak against Mr. SUMNER'S declared South by Mr. Ruffin; has been taken up and policy, but they only regret that he could not recommedded in the Advertiser, (the Montgomhave better concealed the purpose of bis party. ery organ of Mr. Yancey,) under the name of

'League of the Southerners,' who, kecping up All this is in keeping, as we have charged, their old party relations on all other questions, with the original design of that party to de- will hold the Southern issue paramount, and stroy the Union—to break over the law and will iufluence parties, Legislatures, and States(triumph over the ruins of the Constitution.

I have no time to enlarge, but to suggeșt merely.

“In haste- yours, &c.

"TO JAMÉS S. SLAUGHTER, Esq." The following letters from two notable dis

Now, let the candid reader compare these unionists will show schemes similar in object fulminations with that of CHARLES SUMNER, and management to the disunionists of the and tell us, if he can, that one is less guilty North:

than the other. "SELMA, NEAR WINCHESTER, (Va.,) Sept. 30, 1856. The following, from the Chicago Tribune, is "My dear Sir: „I have a letter from Wise off the same piece of treason with the rebel of the 27th, full of spirit. He says the Governors of North Carolina, South Caroli letters above: na and Louisiana, have already agreed to the "Give us a rebel victory, let our enemies be rendezvous at Raleigh, and others will this destroyed, Maryland conquered, Washington in your most private ear. He says further, captured, the President exiled, and the Govthat he had officially requested you to ernment destroyed; give us these and any change with Virginia, on fair terms of differ- other calamities that can result from defeat and ence, percussion for flint muskets. I don't ruin, sooner than a victory with McClellan as know the usuage or power of the Department General.'' in such cases, but, if it can be done, even by liberal construction, I hope you will accede. Can any one doubt, on reading such articles

"Was there not an appropriation at the last as these, the treasonable purposes of the radisession for converting flint into percussion cal party? arms? If so, would it not furnish good reasons for extending such facilities to the States?Virginia probably has more arms than the Southern States, and would divide in case of need. In a letter, yesterday, to a Committee Early in the war, Congress, the authoritain South Carolina, I gave it as my judgment, tive mouth piece of the nation, passed, with in the event of Freemont's election, that the only two dissenting votes, the Crittenden ResSouth should not pause, but proceed at once to "immediate, absolute, and eternal separa

olution, which pledged the country as to the tion." So I am a candidate for the first hal objects and purposes of the war on the part of ter. Wise says his accounts from Philadel- the North. The resolution reads as follows: phia are cheering for Old Buck in Pennsylvania. I hope they may not be delusive. Vale

"Resolved, by The House of Representatives et salaete.

of the Congress of the United States, That the present deplorable : civil war has been forced

upon the country by the disunionists of the "MONTGOMERY, June 15, 1858. Southern States, now in arms against the con"DEAR SIR: Your kind favor of the 15th is stitutional goyernment, and in arms around the received. I hardly agree with you that a gen- Capitol; that in this National emergency, Coneral movement can be made that will clear out gress, banishing all feeling of passion or rethe Augean stable. If the Democracy were sentment, will recollect its duty to the whole overthrown it would result in giving place to country; that this war is not waged on their a greater and hungrier swarm of part, in any spirit of oppression, or for any

"The remedy of tbe south is not in such a purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purprocess. It is a diligent organization of her poses of overthrowing or interfering with the true men for prompt resistance to the next. ag- rights or established institutions of those states, gression. It must come in the nature of things. but to defend and maintain the supremacy of No national party can save us; no soctional the constitution, and to preserve the Union party can ever do it

But if we can do as our with all the dignity, equality and rights of the fathers did-organize Committees of Safety' several States, unimpaired, and that as soon as all over the cotton States (and it is only in these objects are accomplished, the war ought them that we can hope for any effective move- to cease."





Colonel LAVIS.


This was the pledge given by the Republican could be accomplished, and not directly make Congress. It was all the Democrats asked. them chargeable for the result? . Under that pledge they did not stop to enquire The radicals knew the issuing of the proelawho, elected Mr. LINCOLN, ör' what were his mation would divide the North and unite the political views. It was enough for them to South, and hence they clamored for it as the know that their country was imperiled, and means to accomplish dissolution. They prethat they were required to fight in its defence tended to urge that measure as a "military ne- not merely to shed their blood that the cessity," and affected to believe that it would White House might remain unmolested, that a soon end the rebellion, yet when read by the certain man might occupy it for four years~ light of subsequent events, the reader cannot not merely to protect any given measure rel- fail to see the treasonable motivo. ative to land or territory, but to preserve and defend the institutions of our country—the THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE ON THE PROCLAMA''supremacy of the constitution."

As a specimen of the great things claimed for the proclamation, we give the following



seven reasons:

But, no sooner had Congress voluntarily of

[From the N. Y. Tribune, Aug. 13, 1862.] fered this pledge to the country, and the armies

"1st. The hearty good will of three millions of the Union having been voluntarily filled- of people now doing the necessary work of the and to spare-on the strength of that pledge— rebellion. Ignorant, degraded, imbruited, as than the radicals raised a hue and cry for a

many of them are, these three millions of

Southernors uniformly, intensely desire to be proclamation abolishing slavery, and thus to free. Assure them that they will be free from violate the congressional pledge not to ''inter- the moment they escape from their masters to fere with the established institutions of the us, and they will begin at once to watch their

opportunities for absconding. Even though but South.

few should at first succeed in escaping, many The radicals claimed the issuance of this will attempt it, and the rebel masters of all proclamation as a “military necessity." They will be rendered suspicious and uneasy.-

Thousands will be diverted from shooting Union offered no fact or arguments to show that it soldiers, to watching suspected slaves--to the would do any good, so far as aiding our armies great adveantage of the Union cause. to quell the rebellion--they only asserted, with

62d. Negroes by the thousands can at once ont proof, that such would be its result. But, team for the Union cause, and to fight for it

be enlisted to scout, spy, cook, dig, chop and THE GREAT SECRET OF THU PROCLAMATION also, if we choose. They will ask no bounty. was to break down the unanimity at the North. They will not flee to Canada to escape a draft; So powerful and universal was the sentiment they will wait for their pay, so that they be fed

and armed and set to work for the liberation of for the war to preserve the Government, that it their brethren. One hundred thousand of was likely to soon overthrow the Southern re- them can at once be usefully employed in the bels. This would not do. The war must not Union armies, even though they do not fight. end too soon. Why? Because slavery and the with arms and equipments for twenty or thirty

And we cannot doubt, that ten black regiments, Union might still exist. Hence, the proclama- more would excite more alarm among the rebels tion was wanted not to crush the South-but of any cotton or sugar growing section than to divide the North--unite the South, and make twice as many white ones.

663d. The liberal sentiment of Christendom union impossible!

would be fixed and intensified on the side of Thank God," says PHILLIPS, "for Bull the Union by such a decree. At present, any Run." How often have we heard similar ex- champion of the rebel cause, who rises to speak

in Parliament or elsewhere, begins by solpressions from the leaders of that party of sim- emnly asservating that slavery has nothing to ilar import, and does this not all prove the do with the contest—that the North is fighting very.essance of our charge, that the radicals for slavery as well as the South, and quoting

our dispatches, resolves and speeches to susgloried in reverses to our armies, as the best tain that position. A decree of emancipation means to finally accomplish their diabolical would effectually squelch that falsehood." And purpose of dissoiving the Union? Does it not the approbation of the good is a genuine power. show that Douglas in his last speech in the No foreign country but Dahomey would venture

to side with the Davis Confederacy, if it were Senate was correct, when he charged that the made clear that it was fighing for slavery, Republicans desired dissolution, provided it while we were fighting against it. Now, moral,

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if not physical intervention to our prejudice, is | duced such alarm in the minds of Jeff Davis a serious, and by no means a remote, danger. soldiers that they would hava fled homeward to

"4th. Hundreds of thousands of true patri- save their families,' &c. ots would sacrifice property, easę, luxury,

The Waukesha (Wis:) Freeman, just previsafety itself, for the Union cause, with a freedom and joy yet unknown, if they could real- ous to the issuing of the Proclamation, said: ize that in so doing they were certainly aiding (But let the slaves be confiscated or freed, to rid their beloved country evermore of the and the rebellion will be killed stone dead in a curge and blight of slavery.

fortnight.?! 5th. Thousands of dangerous and noble spirits would flock from every christian land

The Boston Liberator thus issued its threatto fight for liberty and Union, who feel but'a ening fiat to force the issuance of the Proclalanguid interest in a struggle for the Union mation: alone.

66th. Scores of army officers whose hearts "The men who are sending out, within a are with the rebels, have threatened to resign single year, more than a million and a quarter if (in their phraseology) this is made an ab- of their fellows to dare the dangers of the batolition war.". Some would do it, and this tlefield, and who have not winced under the would be an immense gain to our cause. Had prospective taxation which must follow the exGen. Patterson done this a week before Bull penditure of a thousand millions of money, all Run, the rebellion would have been long since for the maintenance of the institutions which extinguished. The disaster at Ball's Bluff our fathers established, though they may not would have been averted by the resignation now betray the anger and loathing which the of a few officers of this sort.

new propositions excite, or the contempt which 757th. Finally, having identified the Union the cowardice of the Administration inspires, cause irrevocably with that of humanity, (?) will, when the hour of trial comes, show these justice and universal freedom, we might rev-bäd men who, like thieves at a fire," &c. erently look for the blessing of God to crown our efforts with success—and would hardly

Now, the facts which subsequent history has look in vain."

developed, do not confirm the good things pro[From the New York Tribune, Aug. 22, 1862.]

phesied of the Proclamation, and it is a won''Let it be proclaimed to-morrow from the derful stretch of charity to believe those who White House, and re-echoed from every Union uttered them had any confidence in their statecamp, that every slave fleeing to us from the ments. rebels is thenceforth a freeman, and the knell of treason will have been sounded.

THE POPE'S. BULL AGAINST THE COMET. "Let every fugitive who comes to us from Jeffdom; be welcomed as a freeman, and the

To show that even the President himself war cannot last till Christmas."

had no confidence that any good could come

from his proclamation, we quote as follows [From the New York Tribune, Sept. 6, 1862.] “With such a policy the traitors must be from his declaration to the Chicago Divines; called, in good part, from their armies, to dis- who called upon him as a religious body, to fend and secure their own firesides. With such add the force of religion to fanaticism. This a policy (the proclamation] our troops will

was but a few days previous to the issuing of never lack information, but will be abundantly provided with guides, scouts and spies. With the proclamation. The President said: such a policy, in good faith adopted, and thor- "What good would a proclamation of emanoughly carried out, we believe that sixty days cipation from me do, especially as we are now would amply suffice to break the back-bone of situated? I do not want to issue a ducument the slave-holder's rebellion."

that the world will see must necessarily be in[From the New York Tribune, Sept. 24, 1862–after the operative, like the Pope's bull against the Proclamation.]

Would my word free the slaves, when "By, a single blow he [the President] has I cannot even enforce the Constitution in the palsied the right arm of the rebellion. slave- rebel states? Is there a single court, or magisry is the root of the rebellion: he digs it up by trate, or individual that would be influenced the roots. The Proclamation of Emancipation by it there? And what reason is there to think will bring out the full strength, and the Union it would have any greater effect upon the slaves as it should be, will date from the day of its than the late law of Congress, which I approvconsummation."

ed, and which offers protection and freedom

to the slaves of rebel masters who come with[From the Janesville (Wis.) Gazette, summer of 1862.] in our lines. Yet I cannot learn that that law

"Can he (the President) not see, as we see, has caused a single slave to come over to us. that a Proclamation of Emancipation, made And suppose they could be induced, by 2 last spring, and an invitation to the slaves to proclamation of freedem from me to throw come to our armies, would so have unsettled the themselves upon us, what shall we do with social fabric of the South, as to have prevented them? How can we feed and care for such a the cultivation of their crops for food, and pro- multitude? General Butler wrote me, à few


days since, that he was issuing more rations to views. Still, if a real call for three regiments sláves who have rushed to him than all the is made, I believe we can raise them in forty white troops under his command. They eat, days. The arms and equipments would need and that is all."

to be furnished here. Our people have never Of course, no sane man could see any good marched without them. They go into camp to the Union cause that could possibly result and practiced with arms and march as soldiers.

while forming into regiments, and are drilled from the emancipation. Our armies had been To attempt the other course would be to dampsuccessful almost everywhere. The Union ar

en enthusiasm and make these men feel that mies had been successful prior to the 22d of they were not soldiers, but a mob. Again, if

our people feel that they are going into the September, the date of the proclamation, in South to help fight rebels who will kill and deninety-four battles and heavy skirmishes, and stroy them by all means known to savages, as had lost but eight, with two drawn battles. well as civilized men, who will deceive them

by fradulent flags of truce, and lying pretenThe rebels had been nearly driven out of Mis

ses, as they did the Massachusetts boys at souri, Arkansas, Kentucky, West Tennessee, a Williamsburg, and will use their negro slaves portion of Mississippi, the forts below New against them, both as laborers and fighting Orléans, and that city itself, together with the enemy's magazines, I think they will feel

men, while they themselves must never fire at Baton Rouge, had fallen into our hands. The the draft is heavy on their patriotism; but if whole North Carolina coast, with Beaufort, s. the President will sustain Gen. Hunter, recogC. ;-sundry places of importance in Georgia— ble of that loyalty, the blacks are wanting to

nize all men, even black men, as legally capathe Florida coast--the Potomac cleared of ob- manifest, and let them fight, God and human structions-the rebel army driven from the nature on their side, the roads will swarm, if Peninsula, and Washington was not menaced need be, with multitudes whom New England by any adequate force for its reduction. In ready to do my utmost, I remain, most faithshort, everything was going on smoothly for fully, the Union cause. But this was just what the

Your obedient servant (Signed,)

JNO. A, ANDREW Radicals did not want. They desired to divide the North, so as to make union more improb

Well, the Proclamation was issued-the able, and they set about every means in their thing was fixed to the Governor's liking-the power to accomplish this result. They coaxed,

roads didn't swarm" with the "multitudes?' flattered, denounced and prophesied. They Abolition drama may be read in the following

promised. Bụt the subsequent chapter in this were not satisfied to let well enough alone, but

telegraphio dispatches: could not be done without dividing the North. EXTRA SESSION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS LEG

; Per They knew the proclamation and other revolu

ISLATURE-GOV. ANDREW'S MESSAGE. tionary, to say nothing of unconstitutiona

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 1863. measures, would do it.

The extra session of the Massachusetts LegHORACE GREEreY pledged 900,000 troops to islature assembled at noon, to-day.

Governor Andrew, in his message, reviews leap forth the moment the proclamation should the legislative acts regarding bounties for resee the light.

cruits, and says: GOV. ANDREW'S CONDITIONS.

“It has been represented to me by officers engaged in

the recruiting service, as well as by many citizens and Gov. ANDREW was appealed to by the War cuniary inducements to enable the required number to

magistrates, that these bounties do not offer sufficient peDepartment for troops, in great haste. The be raised within the two months which scarcely remain order is signed by Adjutant General THOMAS, “At the request of several municipal governments, and and dated May 19, '62, and directed to Gov. monwealth, I have, therefore, called together the general

of divers pairiotic and public spirited people of the comANDREW

court for the simple and special purpose of devising plans

to secure the contingent of volunteers assigned to Massa"The Secretary 'of War desires to know chusetts, and to take such action in the premises as in its how soon you can raise and organize three or

wisdom may be found expedient.” four infantry regiments, and have them ready "In relation to volunteering Governor Anto be forwarded here, to be armed and equip drew says: ped. Please answer immediately, &c.

"I am prepared, therefore, to assist in committing the

commonwealth to a policy for the payment of regular To which the Governor responds under the wages to the Massachusetts volunteers in addition to all above date:

other pay allowances, bounties, and advantages hitherto

enjoyed." "A call sudden and unexpected, finds me "The employment of colored soldiers is without materials for an intelligent reply.- strongly advocated in the address, and the bravOur youeg men are all pre-occupied with other | ery of the Fifty-fourth Massachustett's colored


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regiment in making the assault upon Fort Wag- always repudiated all désire whatever, wherever ner is eloquently referred to in proof of their imputed to him of them, of disturbing the sysfitness for infantry service.

tem of slavery as it is existing under the Con

stitution and laws. The case, however, would Boston, Norenibér 11.

not be fully presented if I were to omit to say “In the legislature to-day the governor's ad- that any such effort on his part would be undress was referred to a special legislative com- constitutional, and all his actions in this dimittee, which met immediately after the House rection would be prevented by the judicial auadjourned. "A bill was introduced proposing to give all Congress and the people.?

thority, even though they were 'assented to by soldiers who hereafter enlist or re-enlist twen

per month from the state List tweninstead of the bounties now offered. Action when he penned these instructions?

Was Mr. SEWARD a traitor-a Copperhead upon this proposition was deferred until tomorrow.)

So, it seems after all, that money lies at the bottom of Massachusetts patriotism. What a

CHAHTER XXV. commentory on the 'Bull against the comet!!! DISLOYALTY AND "TREASON” OF THE RADICALS,

But, we have another from GREELEY, just How the Radicals "Opposed the Government before the previous to the “Bull against the Comet:?! Proclamation...Parker Pillsbury... New York Times

Before and After the Election... New York Post” “Op"Leading men from the East and the West poses the Government??.."New York Times”. Again...

Chicago Tribune" Denounces the President... Wisconalike express grave doubts whether their states

sin Home League on "Imbecility and Cowardico"...Prewill promptly furnish their respective quotas of dictions of New York Tribune”... Democratic Predictmen under the forthcoming cail of the Presi- ions... Gov. Stone admits this an "Abolition War"...A dent.

Short Tack after the Gale of 1862,.. New York Tribune" There would be no difficulty, they say,

... More Prophesies by False Prophets... Wendell Phillips if the people were sure that the war was to be

as a Prophet..."New York Post" as a Prophet..."Nationconducted with a single eye to the suppression al Intelligencer" a True Prophet... Gov. Andrew's Prophof the rebellton, whether slavery went down

esies... New York Tribune's" Prophesies... The "900,with that which it caused or not.

000;" &c...Remarks of National Intelligencer" on

Same... The Proclamation in a Nut Shell...Belief in the "A war for the maintenance of slavery, as Proclamation a Test of Loyalty...Forney Thereon...Senithis seems in some quarters to be-a war in ator Wilson's Address..."Disloyalty'' of "Janesville, which the recruiting Officers' are instructed to

(Wis.) Gazette"..."Waukesha, (Wis.) Freeman"..."New

York Tribune”? on "Blunders”... Wendell Phillips on the accept no loyal men whose complexions are

Lickspittle. Administration"..."Milwaukee Sentinel" dark-is not one they think likely to make en- Disloyal to the "Government”... "Slate Journal” Ditto. listments rapid. Some name sixty or ninety

...Phillips Again...Beecher on the “Government'.... Tes

timony of Senator Browning..."Milwaukee Wisconsin” days as the periods within which it will be pos

Throws a Javelin at Seward..."Chicago Tribune" Corsible to raise the number required, while others rects Old Abe... "New York Independent” on the Adsay that their citizens will demand an anti

ministration..."New York Times" Scores the "Govern

mem slavery policy before they will fill up the regi

nel" Ditto....“ Buffalo Express » Ditto..." Pittsburgh ments."

Chronicle" Ditto...."Anti-Slavery Standard” Ditto... “New York Post” on “Mistakes, &c... The Loyal Sia


HOW THE RADICALS OPPOSED THE "GOVERNMr. SEWARD, in his letter of instructions to

MENTBEFORE THE PROCLAMATION. Minister ADAMS, in April, 1861, said:

Since we have heard so much about "disloys«The condition of slavery in the several alty and the charge of "copperheadism” states will remain just the same, whether the revolution succeeds or fails. There is not even against everybody that did not endorse all the a pretext' for the complaint that the disaffected measures and policies of the "Government, states are to be conquered by the U. S., if the

we will here present some specimens of abuse revolution fail; for the rights of the states, and and opposition to the "Government,?? so that the condition of every human being in them, will remain subject exactly to the same laws the style of then radicals may be know when and forms of administration, whether the revo- they were displeased with the policy. lution shall succeed, or whether it shall fail.-

PARKER PILLSBURY, whom the Republicans In the one case, the states would be federally connected with the new Confederacy; in the have so tenderly petted, thus vented his spleen other they would, as now, be members of the and discouraged enlistments, for which the U. S.; but their constitutions and laws, cus-administration never even talked of having him tomis, habits and institutions, in either case, arrested and sent over the lines: will remain the same.

"It is hardly necessary to add to this incon- "Hasten back to a recognition of your own testible statement the further fact that the new manhood--of your divine origin and destiny.President, as well as the citizens through whose Believe yourselves too sacred to be shot down suffrages he came into the administration, has like dogs by Jeff. Davis and his myrmidons,

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