and as of course.
We are rushing, sir, and with rapid strides, from a Constitutional Government into a military despotism.
The Constitution says the freedom of speech and of the press shall not be abridged, yet, three days ago, in the city of St. Louis, a military officer with four hundred soldiers — that was his warrant — went into a newspaper office in that city, removed the types, and declared that the paper should be no longer published, and gave, among other reasons, that it was fabricatss the freedom of the press?
And we are told by the same despatch that the proprietors of the paper submitted, and intended to make an appeal.
To the judicial authorities?
No, sir, but to Major-General Fremont, when he should reach St. Louis.
The civil authorities of the country are paralyzed, and practical martial law is being established all over the land.
The like never happened in this country before, and it would not be tolerated in any country in Europe which pretends to th