Its purpose is to reduce Fort Moultrie, Charleston harbor, and relieve Fort Sumter, invested by the Confederate forces.
Southern born, and editor of the Southern Monitor, there seems to be no alternative but to depart immediately.
For years the Southern Monitor, Philadelphia, whose motto was The Union as it was, the Constitution as it is, has foreseen and foretold the resistance of the Southern States, in the event of the success of.a sectional party inimical to the institution of African slavery, upon which the welfare and existence of the Southern people seem to depend.
And I must depart immediately; for I well know that the first gun fired at Fort Sumter will be the signal for an outburst of ungovernable fury, and I should be seized and thrown into prison.
I must leave my family-my property-everything.
My family cannot go with me-but they may follow.
The storm will not break in its fury for a month or so. Only the most obnoxious persons, deemed dangerous, will be m
f the enemy.
The packing up of the archives goes on, with directions to be as quiet as possible, so as not to alarm the people.
A large per cent.
of the population would behold the exodus with pleasure!
Damp and foggy.
We have no military news yet-9 A. M.
President Lincoln's short inaugural message, or homily, or sermon, has been received.
It is filled with texts from the Bible.
He says both sides pray to the same God for aid-one upholding and the other destroying African slavery.
If slavery be an offense,and woe shall fall upon those by whom offenses come,--perhaps not only all the slaves will be lost, but all the accumulated products of their labor be swept away.
In short, he quotes Scripture for the deed quite as fluently as our President; and since both Presidents resort to religious justification, it may be feared the war is about to assume a more sanguinary aspect and a more cruel nature than ever before.
God help us!
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