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The Daily Dispatch: March 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Another speech of Vice President Stephens. (search)
Another speech of Vice President Stephens. Vice President Stephens addressed the citizens of Savannah, Ga., on Wednesday night. The Republican, in a sketch of his speech, says: He contrasted the strength of the Confederate States with that of the Colonies at the time of their struggle for independence, and showed that we had more territory, more wealth, and more men than our fathers had when they asserted and maintained their independence. Our perfect system of government would attract the border slave States, and we would soon have more States, but even if they choose to stay where they are in the old Union, we still had territory enough for an empire — more than twice as much as some of the most powerful nations in Europe, with a soil and climate and productions superior to any in the world. With a good government and a brave, virtuous and intelligent people, we had nothing to fear. With less public debt than the Northern States, we have greater resources, and were be
dies, the differences in the duties range from ten and twenty to fifty and sixty per cent, between our new Northern and Southern tariff laws; and as upon those imports from ten to sixty per cent. duty can be saved by taking them into Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, or New Orleans, instead of discharging in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or Baltimore, the reader will comprehend the force of the argument in favor of direct European trade with the South. The saving in the mere choice of a seapoy the organ of the chief member of the Cabinet. The duties on foreign goods, he says, will be all collected at the South, and the whole trade of the cities of the Northern seaboard will be "diverted" there. The duties on foreign goods reaching Savannah, Charleston, New Orleans, &c., amount to more than $20,000 per day, "and to this extent the General Government is practically paying tribute to those in open rebellion against its authority." By the time fixed for the new tariff to go into opera
City point, March 22. Sailed, Prussian bark William, Wagner, master, loaded with grain for Dublin, Ireland. Schr. Mary L. Johnson, Passwater, Richmond. Savannah, March 21.--Ar'd, brig Empire, Norfolk. Philadelphia, March 23.--Cl'd, schr. J. W. Woolston, Richmond Passengers per Steamship Roanoke, G. W. Couch, master, from New York, March 21st, 1861: Wm. Blakey, Geo. Cameron and lady, G. W. Butler, lady and child, E. R. Ormock, Mrs. D. Lanier, T. D. Sledge, W. N. Blakeman, W. A. Lash, Miss E. Blakeman, L. W. Shattuck, and 8 in steerage.