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a Government where hostility to them is the law of administration — a Government not founded on the policy of equal rights, but on the policy of hatred to the South and her institutions. We are not opposed to the principle of a confederated Union. It was no fault of ours that a form of confederation with the Northern States ceased to be desirable. What, then is the remedy? It is that which we have adopted: a Union of States with common hopes and common interests. The destiny of the South Virginia now holds in her hands.--Let Virginia take her stand by her Southern sisters, and the revolution will be a peaceful one. Grim-visaged war will smooth his wrinkled front, and we shall no longer hear of the despotic power of coercion by the Federal Government. North Carolina, Tennessee, and the other border States will take their stand by Virginia, We shall then have a united South, with fifteen stars on our banner, and a territory more compact and more desirable than one with the Northe
n compliance with his request, Captain Schaeffer was informed that his commission was ready for him, but that as rumors, the correctness of which the General had no reason to doubt, had reached him, touching the loyalty of Capt. S., he deemed it proper that the Captain should respond to a few questions, which were put to him by Inspector General Stone, viz: "In the event of the State of Maryland seceding from the Union, would Capt. S. take up arms against said State?" "If the State of Virginia should secede from the Union, would Capt. S. aid the General Government, with force of arms, to coerce said State?" "To the foregoing questions, Capt. S. answered 'I would not.' To the question what would Capt. S. do in the event of the secession of both the States named, he replied that he belonged to the Maryland line. Capt. S. was thereupon informed that he could not have his commission.--Captain Schaeffer is a former Baltimorean, and served as a volunteer officer in the Mexic