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tion; let us, while it is not too late, accommodate our differences on principles of justice, and secure to the people of the South their constitutional rights, and thus settle, forever, this distracting question. The people of the Northwest are an intelligent people and eminently prosperous, waxing stronger and stronger everyday. Shall we consent to have ourselves cut off? In the course of his remarks he expressed his confidence in the patriotism of the Chairman of the Committee. Mr. Sickles proceeded to show that every instinct, thought and purpose of the city of New York is national, patriotic and American. In the name of such a people, with such a record as he had presented, he ventured to appeal to all sides of the House for the moderation and devotion to duty which had always characterized them. One of the greatest dangers of the day is that the country does not understand the extent of the peril in which we are placed. The country has been filled with delusions, whi
is place, If I thought the plan at all feasible, I would give it now.--Perhaps I may do so to-morrow. Cobb's resignation, so often reported, is not confirmed. His family have gone home; he is confined by indisposition to his room. Hawkins is now pitching into Winter Davis. He tells the Speaker that "any man who voted for him (Pennington) is a traitor to the South." Sensation, and one man in the gallery claps his hands. I have just returned from the Senate Chamber. The Republicans are bullying, threatening war. This adds fuel to the flame. Here in the House during my absence, I am told, Vallandigham has denounced the Compromise Committee as an atrocity. Sickles is now thundering against the Puritan tyranny of the State of New York over the city. As we say in Virginia, "things is working" The disruption, once begun, will not stop with the South; it will go on at the North. Sherman is pressing the $10,000,000 Treasury Bill. Good sooth! its much needed. Zed.