t our institutions, founded upon principles of self-government, are a failure?
Thus far, our Government is a noble example, worthy of imitation.
The gentleman (Mr. Cobb),
T. R. R. Cobb. the other night, said it had proven a failure.
A failure in what?
Look at our expanse in national power.
Look at our populatio the admiration of the civilized world, and present to it the brightest hopes of mankind.
With an appropriateness, armed with a peculiar sting for both Toombs and Cobb, and for other demagogues, he added:--Some of our public men have failed in their aspirations; that is true, and from that comes a great part of our troubles.
As umphant vindication of the National authority, Governor Brown and many members of the Legislature were trembling fugitives from that very capitol where Toombs, and Cobb, and Iverson, and Benning, and Brown himself, had fulminated their foolish threats.
The Military Convention, by a heavy majority, voted in favor of secession; a