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The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The great naval expedition — from Fortress Monroe and Hatteras Inlet. (search)
s expending these amounts in making war upon those who have made her rich is an exhibition of ingratitude and fatuity unparalleled in the history of the world. We can never expect such a community to see the atrocity of ingratitude, but it might have saved its hundred millions and the future Southern trade, both now lost forever, to its unspeakable remorse and misery. Let the war terminate as it may, New York is a doomed city, and if ever a city deserved to be doomed and damned, it is that Sodom of America. Let it never be forgotten that New York has shown, by her enormous contributions to the war, that she was able financially, morally, and physically, to have stood aloof from the Lincoln scheme of coercion, and, instead of suffering from such a course, would have been some hundreds of millions better off in pocket at this moment, with a fair prospect of ultimately recovering the Southern trade. She was bound to withhold her aid from Lincoln by every dictate of justice and ge