r as a nation of mixed races, or as black republics, the Gulf States will gravitate back to us free.
The South cannot make war on any one.
Suppose the fifteen States hang together a year,--which is almost an impossibility,--
They have given bonds in two thousand millions of dollars — the value of their slaves — to keep the peace.
They will have enough to do to attend to the irrepressible conflict at home.
Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, will be their Massachusetts; Winter Davis, Blair, and Cassius Clay, their Seward and Garrison.
The Gulf States will monopolize all the offices.
A man must have Gulf principles to belong to a healthy party.
Under such a lead, disfranchised Virginia, in opposition, will not have much heart to attack Pennsylvania.
The census shows that the Border States are pushing their slaves South.
Fear of their free Northern neighbors will quicken the process, and so widen the breach between Gulf and Border States by making one