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ssessions. But, as great as that has been, it is nothing compared with what would be the effect, if she should succeed in abolishing Slavery in the United States, Cuba, Brazil, and throughout this continent. The experiment in her own colonies was made under the most favorable circumstances. It was brought about gradually and peult of Abolition should it be effected by her influence and exertions in the possessions of other countries on this continent — and specially in the United States, Cuba, and Brazil, the great cultivators of the principal tropical products of America. To form a correct conception of what would be the result with them, we must look labor, standing ready, by the aid of British capital, to supply the deficit which would be occasioned by destroying the tropical productions of the United States, Cuba, Brazil, and other countries cultivated by Slave labor on this continent, as soon as the increased prices, in consequence, would yield a profit. It is the success
ngress secret intrigues for the acquisition of Cuba Edward Evereft on the proposition of France anbate, Mr. John Randolph, of Virginia, said: Cuba possesses an immense negro population. In casehas been able to obtain points to the island of Cuba as the object of this expedition. It is the dupressed by France and England with reference to Cuba, and gave assurances that, The President will tny desire or intention on our part of acquiring Cuba, this document affords the strongest evidence o in the natural order of things. The island of Cuba lies at our doors. It commands the approach tosed the civilized world that the acquisition of Cuba is essential to our independence, and that we sand would prefer any change in the condition of Cuba to that which is most to be apprehended, viz.: the emphatic disclaimer of any designs against Cuba on the part of this Government, contained in thd a false sense of honor, should refuse to sell Cuba to the United States, then the question will ar[41 more...]
ople of Delaware, to express our unqualified disapproval of the remedy for the existing difficulties suggested by the resolutions of the Legislature of Mississippi. Before the opening of 1861, a perfect reign of terror had been established throughout the Gulf States. A secret order, known as Knights of the Golden circle, or as Knights of the Columbian Star, succeeding that known, six or seven years earlier, as the Order of the Lone Star, having for its ostensible object the acquisition of Cuba, Mexico, and Central America, and the establishment of Slavery in the two latter, but really operating in the interest of Disunion, had spread its network of lodges, grips, passwords, and alluring mystery, all over the South, and had ramifications even in some of the cities of the adjoining Free States. Other clubs, more or less secret, were known as The Precipitators, Vigilance Committee, Minute men, and by kindred designations; but all of them were sworn to fidelity to Southern rights; whi
said the slaveholders. With pleasure. Now Florida! Certainly. Next: Violate your treaties with the Creeks and Cherokees; expel those tribes from the lands they have held from time immemorial, so as to let us expand our plantations. So said, so done. Now for Texas! You have it. Next, a third more of Mexico! Yours it is. Now, break the Missouri Compact, and let Slavery wrestle with Free Labor for the vast region consecrated by that Compact to Freedom! Very good. What next? Buy us Cuba, for One Hundred to One Hundred and Fifty Millions. We have tried; but Spain refuses to sell it. Then wrest it from her at all hazards! And all this time, while Slavery was using the Union as her catspaw — dragging the Republic into iniquitous wars and enormous expenditures, and grasping empire after empire thereby--Northern men (or, more accurately, men at the North) were constantly asking why people living in the Free States could not let Slavery alone, mind their own business, and expen
How a sane man could talk in this way, in full view of the Texas, Nebraska, and Kansas struggles of the last few years, and of the persistent efforts to acquire Cuba, and regenerate Central America in the interest of the Slave Power, is one of the problems reserved for solution in some future and higher existence. To expose itof the Nebraska Bill, proves clearly his tacit concurrence in the Northern repugnance to that measure. So also with regard to the projected purchase or seizure of Cuba. Yet this struggle of the North, its importance and its justice, are utterly ignored in this plan of adjustment and conciliation; while the South is proffered gutories of the Union south of 36° 30′. The direct incitement herein proffered, the strong temptation held out, to fillibustering raids upon Mexico, Central America, Cuba, Hayti, etc., could never be ignored. The Slave Power would have claimed this as a vital element of the new compromise — that she had surrendered her just claim t
— the broad and solid base of our industrial economy and commercial prosperity — the slaves confined, indeed, to one section of the Union, because there most profitably employed, but laboring for the benefit of Northern See Judge Woodward's speech, page 364. manufacturers and merchants as much as for that of Southern planters and factors — that we must all watch and work to give that interest wider scope by the conquest of more territory, and by the maintenance at all hazards of Slavery in Cuba, etc.--and that all anti-Slavery discussion or expostulation must be systematically suppressed, as sedition, if not treason — such was the gist of the Southern requirement. A long-haired, raving Abolitionist in the furthest North, according to conservative ideas, not merely disturbed the equilibrium of Southern society, but undermined the fabric of our National prosperity. He must be squelched, See Mayor Henry's speech; also his letter forbidding G. W. Curtis's lecture, pages 363-7. or
rthward course, so as to allay suspicion on board the blockader, but intending to stretch boldly across the Gulf Stream to Great Abaco, and lie in wait near the Hole-in-the-Wall for unarmed Yankee merchantmen trafficking between Northern ports and Cuba. She was lucky at the outset, almost beyond her hopes; falling in, when scarcely a day at sea, with the brig Joseph, of Rockland, Me., laden with sugar from Cardenas, Cuba, for Philadelphia. Setting an American flag in her main rigging, to indletter. Soon, the negroes who remained on the islands under our control were set to work at preparing the cotton for market; and, though assured by the master caste that, if they fell into the hands of the Yankees, they would certainly be sent to Cuba and sold, they could not be made to believe that any worse fortune than they had hitherto experienced was in store for them; and their number was steadily augmented by emigrants from the mainland; especially after schools began to be established a
Cruse, David, a Missouri slaveholder, slain, 286. Cuba, 268 to 272; its acquisition demanded by the Democra Everett, Alexander H., his instructions respecting Cuba, 268. Everett, Edward, early pro-Slavery opinionsof Massachusetts, 124; his diplomacy with respect to Cuba, 270 to 273; nominated for Vice-President, 319; lett absent from, 400. fillibustering, with regard to Cuba, 269-270; participators in, never brought to justicefrom the treaty with, 265-266; proposes to guarantee Cuba to Spain, 270; 499. Frankfort, Ky., Secessionistso 177; the Holy Alliance, 267; proposes to guarantee Cuba to Spain, 270; 499; action with respect to Rebel priallusion to, 618. Johnston, Josiah S., of La., on Cuba, 268. Jones, Col, (Rebel,) wounded at Bull Run, 55; 186; his special message, 187; makes an offer for Cuba, 269. Pollard, Edward A., his summing up of the iic in slaves, 27-8; 54; the Holy Alliance, 266. See Cuba, Ostend, etc. Sprague, Gov. Wm., of R. I., 326; 4