nd objects of this war are of supreme gravity and importance.
The Federal States are, in fact, fighting for the very elements and essence of social order, civic prosperity, and national life.
The revolted States pretend, indeed, according to Mr. Stephens' ingenious speech, that all they want is to be allowed to manage their own affairs in their own way. But this is, as every one knows, the merest delusion in the world.
So long as their peculiar institution remains, the slave States must adoptde on behalf of the greatest curse that ever afflicted or ever can afflict any people.
That this is the true character of the war in the South, is demonstrated by the formal acts and declarations of the secession leaders and representatives.
Mr. Stephens, the Vice-President of the Confederate States, publicly declares to all the world, The foundations of our new Government are laid, its corner-stone rests upon, the great truth, that slavery — subordination to the superior race — is the natural