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and all in the cause of slavery! Die, rather at their lives, their fortrines and sacred honors, home, in the arms of loving mothers and affec- to the support of the givernment and the maintionate sisters. Nay, be shot down, if you tenánde of the integrity of the nation. That must, at home, and die like a Christian, and this was no transient outburst of feeling, but have a decent búriál, råther than go and die'in the utterance of a calm and determined purthe cause of a Union and a Government based pose. has been proved by their persistent and on slavery, which should never have been form- indefatigable efforts to accomplish even more ed, and which are blistered all over with the than they : bad promised. They have twice. curses of God for, wrongs, outrages and cruel-" given to the authorities an army of over half a ties it has inflicteil on millions of his poor chil- million of men; ''they have opened their purses dren. Speak in tones of thunder to the Gov- and allowed those aŭthorities to take money as ernment, until it hear, and declares a polley' it was wanted; and they have submitted to deand purpose of such a character as that, if you rangements of business, to a currency of stickmusť die in battle, it shall at least be in the ing plasters, to heavy taxation, and to disasters cause of justice and liberty.

in the field, and not merely with patience and

without dismay, but with a cheerfulness and Did Vallandigham ever utter treason like

hope for the future that has enlisted the won; this? No, never! Bit, PARKER PILLSBURY'der of Europe, and finds no example in the andon't vote the Democratic ticket, which makes 'nals of any other nation.

16. All this arose from the sincere, earnest and all the difference in the worid.

invincible devotion of the people to their inBËTORE AND AFTER THEFLECTION. stitutions. and particularly to that Union by

which these institutions are guaranteed and Before the election the New York Times (Ab- vivified. But that devotion is no less strong olition) declared that opposition to the procla- now than it was a year and a half ago; we are

army; the election it talks in this wise:

contributing money, we are still determined

that the rebellion shall be suppressed; and we "The heaviest loads which the friends of are still confident that no power on earth, the Government have been compelled to carry neither our own divisions nor the malignant through this canvass has been the inactivity hatred of the old monarchics, will succeed in and inefficiency of the Administration. *** We separating this once proud and harmonious respeak from a knowledge of public sentiment in public into a multitude of factions and warring every section of the State, when we say that states. What, then, means the singular revothe failure of the Government to prosecute the lạtion of political sentiment which is testified war with the vigor, energy and success which by the elections in nearly all the middle states? the vast resources at its command warranted: Are Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania and the country, in expecting, at, its hands, has New York weary of the war? Are they willing weighed like an incubus upon the public heart. to say to the states in rebellion, "Wayward With every disposition to sustain the Govern- sisters, go in peace!?? Are they ready to conment--with the most profound conviction that fess that all thefr past efforts have been causethe only hope of the country lies in giving it a less and in vain, and to recall their gallant cordial and effective support-its friends have soldiers from the battle field? Not at all-not been unable to give a satisfactory answer to at all! But they do say, in emphatic and imthe questions that have come up from every perative ţones, that they are wholly dissatisside: Why has the war made so little progress? fied with the manner in which the war has been Why have our splendid armies achieved such conducted.?':. splendid successes? Why have they lain idle so long, and why have the victories they have truth and candor in a Rádical Abolition paper:

It is refreshing to get a glimpse of so much won been so utterly, barren of decisive results?

The war has dragged on for a year and a half. A little further on, the same; paper in sumThe country has given the Government' over aming up the causes that have led to the defeat million of men, and all the money they could of the Administration and its policy, remarks: possibly use; yet we have made scarcely any progress toward crushing the rebellion. The “Letithe authorities at Washington be re-!" rebel armies still menace the capital. The buked significantly, it is said on all sides, and privateers defy our navy, and spread increas, they will do better for the future. ing terror among our peaceful traders on the What is the use of trying to sustain an of the trust they will; we trust the incuents

of the day have impressed upon their minds administration which lag's so far behind the two solemn and important lessons: First, that country, and seems so indifferent and incompe- war, when it has been undertaken, is to be tent to the dreadful, tasks committed to its fought as war, according to war principles, and hands ?

not a's politics, according to the interests of loThe world does move.

calities or classes, or the schenies of wily in

triguers and managers. The mistake of the [From the New York, Post, Radical Rep.)

administration, from the beginning has been A little more than a year ago, the people, that it has regarded the war not as a deadly of every loyal state rushed together witaun-, and inevitable encounter between two forms of paralleled unanimity and enthusiasm to devote society struggling ior jae mastery of a conti




nent, but as a neighborhood feud, which must the representatives of the colored race, in end in a compromise, mutual conciliation, and which they are honestly told that we cannot a final shaking of hands:'?

tolerate them among us, that they must leave

our communities and seek a home elsewhere, SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT.

constitutes a wide and gloomy background of When any Democrat criticises any act

which the foreground is made up of the riots

and disturbances which have disgraced within measure of the Administration, its organs send

a short time past our northern cities. It is up one united chorus of "copperhead opposi- the last struggle of oppression and chattelism. tion to the government." The Democracy It is the attempt to construct and patch anew throw no obstacles in the way of necessary war

the quaking Bastile of the negro drivers by

saying to its victims that as freemen they can measures-indeed, they have from the start, | be received nowhere. That with them it must aided all such war measures in every possible be slavery or a worse degradation. way. But in the beginning, when the danger The Wisconsin Home League, a radical sheet, of losing our national capital was imminent, thus alludes to the President's order revoking the radical press were savage on the "govern- the suppression of the Chicago Times: ment." The New York Times is one of this

“Compared with the wicked and pestiferous class. It daily abused and threatened the Chicago Times, Vallandigham is a pure and President until he changed his policy; but now spotless Saint; and for the President to revoke it'is foremost in denunciations against all who call the Ohio traitor, is indicative of imbecili

the order suppressing the Times and not recomplain of any act or measure, no matter ty or cowardice, or both. An Administration how despotic and subversive of our liberties, that succumbs to its powerful enemies, and We copy the following as a remonstrance: punishes its weak ones, deserves the contempt

and pity of all brave and honorable'men. [From the New York Times, April 24, 1861.] It is stated on the 'authority of Major Brown,

I GREELEY'S PREDICTION OF GOOD THINGS. of Baltimore, that the President has consented that no more troops shall pass through Mary

The New York Tribune of September 27, land, and that a regiment from Pennsylvania 1862, five days after the first Proclamation, put has been turned back pursuant to this arrange- on record the following predictions, which need ent 'account of the decision of the President. only a comparison with the actual facts, to It is possible the Mayor's account may not be make them appear ridiculous and absurd: entirely reliable. "Under this belief we abstain from such 1863, will prove a most important and auspi

"1. We predict that the 1st of January, comments as such an agreement on the part of cious era in the history of the country. the President would naturally provoke. We 62. We predict that Jeff Davis will think will simply remark that the President runs no twice before he gives effect to his well known small risk of being superceded in his office, if purpose of denuding the Cotton States of their he undertakes to thwart the clear and manifest able bodied whites, up to. the age of even fifty States, and to protect its honor.' We are in the government of the United 1 years, in order to burl them on

643. We predict that it will be found much midst of a revolution, and in such emergencies, easier to induce the slaves on the great planthe people are very apt to find some represen- tations to stop work next Christmas for their tative leader, if the forms of law do not hap: annual saturnalia, than to go back to their pen to have given them one. It would be well unpaid tasks on the morning after New Year's: for Mr. Lincoln to bear in mind the possibility I of such an event." THE PRESIDENT DENOUNCED AS THE AUTHOR The following predictions by the Chicago

Times, just after the Proclamation, when read The Chicago Tribune, a sheet that has said by the light of subsequent history, demonstrate more unmanly and libelous things against those the fact that Democrats had a clearer percepwho felt it their duty to fairly criticise the acts tion of the effect of the Proclamation than their and policy of the Administration, than any opponents. These predictions are a sample of other

paper in the land, thus inserted its the universal predictions of the Democratic "Copperhead” fangs in Old Abe, because he masses, everywhere. did not "bow and scrape," and act the excess- "No President of the United States has ever ive genteel to a lot of negroes that called upon received a more generous, sintere and earnest him in 1861.

popular support than President Lincoln re

ceived in the prosecution of the war, from the The interview between the President and Democratic Party, up to the issuing of the




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"I admit this is an abolition war.

Emancipation Proclamation. The support was without condition save in one respect. The sole condition was, that the war should be con

The great Hebrew law giver, in reply to the ducted to the end, as it had been professedly question:

"How shall we know the word undertaken, for the preservation of the consti- which the Lord hath spoken?" replied: tution and the restoration of the Union, with all the rights to the states unimpaired.

"When a prophet speaketh in the name of “This generous, earnest and sincere support the Lord, if the thing follow not nor come to has not yet been wholly withdrawn, though it pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not must be confessed it has been greatly diminish-spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it preed. It has not yet been wholly withdrawn, be- sumptuously; thou shalt not be afraid of him.' cause the Proclamation of the 22d of Septem

When wicked men make promises of truth, ber was only preliminary, and the threatened

'Tis weakness to believe them."

[Howard's Scanderburg. manifesto on the 1st of January, might be withheld. "* If the threatened manifesto shall be issued, to the speech of WENDELL PHILLIPS, Feb. 17,

Let us apply the test of the Hebrew lawyer it will change the whole character of the war. [A truth that subsequent history has vindi- 1861, wherein he prophecied: cated.]: It will make it a war to destroy the

The South cannot make war on any one.. constitution and the Union'. [True, again.] It will make it a war not only of subversion of Suppose the fifteen states hang together a year

which is almost an impossibility: the political constitution of the country, but

"1st. They have given bonds in two thoussudden, radical and inevitably ruinous in the indústrial and social relations of the people. slaves—to keep the peace.

and millions of dollars the value of their [This has been proved too true.] It will make it a war to 'liberate and enfranchise four mil. to the irrepressible conflict at home.

"2d. They will have enough to do to attend lions of semi-savage negroes, and to establish Kentucky, Missouri, will be their Massachu

. Virginia, them as the people of the sovereign States.?!

setts; Winter Davis, Blair, and Cassius Clay The truth of this has been admitted. Read their Seward and Garrison.

"3d. The Gulf States will monopolize all the the remarks of Gov. STONE, of Iowa, in a pré- offices. A man must have. Gulf principles to vious chapter, when he declares:

belong to a healthy party. Under such a lead, disfranchised Virginia in opposition, will not

have much heart to attack Pennsylvania." A SHORT TACK AFTER THE GALE OF 1862.

If these things prophesied of have come to

pass, let us annoint WENDELL as a veritable The radicals, after the fall elections of 1862, prophet, if not, is it not "weakness to believe began to fear that the proclamation was work. him?" ing badly for their main purpose--that it was likely to wrench power from their hands, and thus présent the consummation of their desirės: Just prior to the issuing of the Proclamato break up thie Union, began to haul in their tion, the New York Evening Póst set up horns, and to claim that the proclamation would shop as a wholesale prophet: have no effect on the status of Southern insti

"How strange that our great men and rulers tutions, and this is the way the New York Tri-should not sce that the stomach is the weak bune states the casé:

point of the enemy! He will have little stom

ach to fight the bad fight of rebellion on an Our original conviction, that our Govern- empty stomach. When the great words of libment is to-day at perfect liberty to accept the erty and freedom shall be sounded from the unconditional return to loyalty of any state or high-places of power like a trumpet through states now in rebellion, and that those states the land, the knell of the rebellion will be will thereupon become supreme over their inhab- talled. But we are asked how the negroes on itants not in the service of the United States, has the plantations are to be informed of such a been nowise shaken, nor do we perceive :a ne- decree of the Government. How little do those cessity for any new arguments to establish it." who ask such questions know of the negro char

acter! The negroes are familiar with every About the same date the Albany Journal swamp and mountain pass, through glen and echoed the same note:

forest, and at night, guided by the stars, the

gospel of freedom would be circulated "from “If this position is right, slavery in the cabin to cabin almost with telegraphic swiftstates will be in no way affected by the procla- ness. l'he plow would stand still in the furrow mation, but that institution will be as complete the ripened grain would remain unharvested, ly re-established, under the reconstructed the cows would not be milked, the dinners would Union, as if the proclamation had never been not be cooked, but one universal hallelujah of issued.".

glory to God, echced from every valley and


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hill-top of rebeldom, would sound the speedy Agning on the 8th of the same month, the doom of treason."

samé prophet predicted that the proclamation Upon which the National Intelligencer re- would marks:

just lift the nation right off its feet, and sur"Have these predictions been fulfilled? And | prise it into one unanimous yell of enthusiyet it is on the fulfillment of such predictions asm." that the anti-slavery prognosticators have sus- We don't see anything of the sort yet, pended their repute for sagacity.

but it cannot be doubted that the slaughter "Reproducing such representations as these in our columns on the 31st of July, 1862, be- | house butcheries of Frederičksburg, December fore any proclamation of freedom had been is- 13;' following, cáme very near putting the sued, we wrote as follows:

Union hors du combat: “There is one aspect of the question which rather inclines us to wish the President might find it compatible Again says this prophet, on the 11th of the with his convictions of public duty to issue some suchs paper as these complainants ask at his hands. We are

same month, the proclamation: well assured that it would prove brutum fulmen, but its "Would give an immediate reinforcement to demonstated inefficiency might perhaps open the eyes of amiable and sanguine philanthropists, who, until the ex

the Union armies. equal to a hundred veteran periment is tried, will continue to credit such representa- regiments and fifty well-served batteries??? As we have seen, the prophet, Gov. ANDREW, it not, and thus save the people the horrors of

If the proclamation can do all this, why did prophesied that the roads would swarnı”? with "Brave Boys."

conscription, which even with all its force has

failed to help the proclamation out ? The people have not yet "seen it.' The New York Tribune of July 17, 1862,

Again, on the 27th of Sept. 1862, this pro

phetic seer continued his predictions. prophesied that "Our enemies must henceforth. [if the Proc- Free States, with the slaveholders? rebellion

"We predict that the sympathizers in the lamation be issued] devote half their strength will have hard work to keep up the courage of to keeping the rest back?!

their Southern brethern through the next three The people have failed to see it."

months, and that earnest efforts will be made by The same sheet of July 19, 1862, prophesied tion before the day of emancipation."

these compatriots to bring about an accommoda"A speedy and overwhelming Union triumph."

Upon which the National Intelligencer re

marks: The people bave not yet "seen it." The same prophetic organ of August 2, 1862, prophecies

enables us to test the inspiration of

"The time has passed when each of these prophesied that the proclamation would stimu- the seer. The 1st of January, instead of being late

a "most important and auspicious era in the bthree times three hundred thousand born and for the utterance of another paper proclama

history of our country," was remarkable only naturalized Yankees, 'who never smelt battle,' tion. Instead of thinking twice before deall join in the grand old chorus of human na- nuding the Cotton States of their able-bodied ture, and its own clear; musical, glorious, whites, the Confederate authorities propose burning, self-evident words, the old chorus of to make their conscription law still more liberty forever, all join in and, march on, stringent and comprehensive. The negroes in knowing, every blessed mother's son of them, the Insurgent States, so far as we are informthat what is going to be done now is to save ed; went back to their unpaid tasks on the the country??

morning after New Year's?? with as much:genThe people have failed to "see" this grand erality and alacrity as ever. And, lastly, the outpouring of 900,000, even with all the natü- only persons who have done hard work to

keep up the courage of their Southern brethral stimulants of patriotism, individual, coun- ren and to put forth efforts to bring about an ty, city, state and national bounties, to say accommodation,' are the authors and abet. nothing of the thumb screws of conscription tors of propositions looking to the mediation of --iron hand cuffs and cold lead for deserters. bow to our destiny and make the best attain.

Switzerland, and avowing their readiness to The same organ, on the 6th of August, 1862, able peace," "if three months more of earnest prophesied that the Emancipation Proclama-' fighting shall not serve to make a serious im

pression on the rebels." tion would

"And yet these discredited prophets contin"pierce the very vitals of the revolt.??

ue to vex loyal citizens with their croakings, as

though any body could stand in awe of their Does anybody see it in that light? denunciations. They assure the President

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that he will live to regret the decision he has lidly approaching that point at which it will be made in regard to Missouri., Assuming to be the test of popular loyalty!!! guides of mankind when their every pretension to leadership has been exploded by the things Our fathers taught us that the only "test of that have not come to pass, they should at least

: loyalty' was'a due observance of the constitu. learn to speak with some reserve and not pro tion, but here we have a new test. All who do voke, any further inquiry into their credentials: We cheerfully concede to them the "liberty of not subscribe to it, are to be tabooed as disloy: prophesying," but, in view of the long line of al! Disloyal to what? Why, to a measure to their unfulfilled predictions, we hope it is no breák up:and destroy the government. impiety to disbelieve them."

The Chronicle also quotes and highly com: THE PROCLAMATION IN A NUT-SHELL. mends the following from the


Secretary CHASE, in one of his late speeches; asserts that "the rebellion would have suc

"The practical issues, before the nation are ceeded but for the proclamation of freedom.” the suppression of the rebellion by the hand of The National Intelligencer, in an elaborate dis- war, the extinguishment of its cause by cussion of his position, presents the following the inforcement of the Emancipation Pro

These are the vital issues, theories which show what Mr. Chase will have and they are to meet the sternest resistto do in order to substantiate his assertion: ance-to pass through trials that will test

the fidelity and endurance of their supporters, “Slavery was everywhere destroyed by the as their

as their fidelity and endurance were never behostile presence of our armies before the proc-fore tested. I tell you, sir, and the men who lamation was issued. Slavery, was everywhere destroyed by the believe in the Emancipation Proclamation, who

mean to make it a practical reality, the irrehostile presence of our armies 'šince, the proc. pealable law of the nation, that they must prelamation has been issued.

pare for a mighty conflict that will stir the Required to prove that it is the proclama- country to its profoundest depths. Beside this tion which destroys slavery.?!

transcendent question of the inforcement of the And again:

proclamation in the rebel states, all other ques

tions, growing out of the existence of slavery, "The hostile presence of a military force sink into utter insignificance; for its success where the proclamation does not apply, (as in carries with it everything else=ultimate emanNew Orleans, for instance,) produces the de- cipation in Delaware, and Maryland, Kentucky struction of slavery;

and Tennessee, fugitive slave law and all. Let "Where the proclamation does apply, but then, the anti-slavery men of united America, where there is no hostile presence of military by thought, word, and deed, support the Presiforces, (as in Alabama) slavery remains undis- dent in suppressing the rebellion, and in enturbed.

forcing the proclamation. Let' them raise no Required to prove that it is the proclama- immaterial issues, no trifling questions to distion which damages slavery,??

tract or to divide their counsels, or to impede

their advance to the achievement of the crownBELIEF IN THE PROCLAMATION THE TEST OF ing victory that shall bring along with it unity LOYALTY.

to a now dismembered country, peace to a

wounded and bleeding nation, justice to a We have already uttered our belief

, and 'sus- wronged race, and a future radiant with the tained that belief with ample proof, that Mr. elevating and refining inspirations of equal and LINCOLN" was badgered into the issuing the impartial freedom.?? Proclamation for the purpose of dividing the

This shows that these radicals intended to North, and by such division; to finally over- bring on a conflict here at the North "that will throw the old Government.

stir the country to its profoundest depths," JOHN W. FORNEY, the acknowledged mouth- and who can doubt the object? piece of the powers that be, like the dog Cer

There was no need of such a conflict. If berus, that guarded the gates of the Plutonian saving the Union was the real object, these regions, has, not like that sulphurous watch- marplots would have striven by all means in dog, three heads, but he has two organsé-the their power to have kept the North united, for Philadelphia Press and the Washington Chron- in unity there is strength, but'knowing that in icle. In the latter this watch-dog is pleased to

a conflict there would be weakness, they have denominate the fight for the Proclamation as- inaugurated that "conflict” and made it as The coming struggle for a great principle. "'irrepressible” as possible, that it might be

* This question of enforcing the fulfilled, which was spoken of "by Douglas in President's Emancipation Proclamation is rap- his last speech in the Senate--that the Repub

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