es are being brought to a sense of reason and duty, what is to be done?
Is civil war to commence?
Certainly not, unless it be brought on by further outrages on the clearest constitutional rights.
South Carolina has violently and most illegally, and, as loyalty says, traitorously, seized upon fortresses, the admitted property of the United States, bought and constructed with their money, and for their protection, and with her consent, and now threatens to seize the rest.
But one other, Fort Sumter, is left.
It stands protected by the national flag, and its defence, and the honor of the Nation, are, thank God, in the keeping of a faithful and gallant soldier.
The name of Anderson already enjoys an anticipated immortality.
Is that fortress to be surrendered?
Is he to be abandoned?
Forbid it, patriotism!
Is that flag that now floats so proudly over him and his command — the pledge of his country's confidence, support, and power, to succumb to the demands of an ungrateful, revo