te time — the shortest period he speaks of is thirty years. General objects are to be accomplished by the recommended legislation.
In the first place, the South, being conquered territory, is to be turned into a vast field of plunder, from which Stevens himself is to have the value of his iron mills repaid one hundred fold, and all his followers are to grow rich.
As to the fate that is to await the white race, we are told by him to look at the massacre and deportation of the inhabitants of Latium by the Romans — with the exception of the massacre of Melos by the Athenians — the most atrocious crime in all ancient history, perpetrated, too, five hundred years before the birth of Christ. They are to be robbed of everything by repeated spoliations and confiscations.
Next, they must be kept out of the Union for thirty years, and degraded by mixture and association with the negroes until they become no better than the negroes.
Above all things — they must be kept out of the Union, in o