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opulation of which scarcely surpassed that of the invading best. Winter might be the immediate cause, but it was also the analogy of the tremendous rout that ensued. If any one will attempt to compare the means of the Federalists with those of Napoleon, he will find them far inferior in every respect; while there is no doubt that the Southern States are far more able to defend every point, every position, every line in their territory, than the Russians were in theirs. They have mountainous rstria did two years ago at Villafranca and Zurich. Let them count the cost before they march forth to drive half a million armed men a thousand miles across their own country into the Gulf of Mexico. Let them consider whether they can do what Napoleon could not do in the plentitude of his power, with many times their number, their stores, their credit, and, above all, their military skill and experience, his school of Generals, and his supply of veterans. What they purpose to do and be, is n
e body of troops to swell the already unusually large military force in Canada, is increased by a simultaneous change in the Governorship of the colony. Sir Edmund Head is to be superseded by Lord Monck, an Irish peer, who will doubtless act upon special instructions and be the willing lastrument of the present ministry. It will be fortunate for England if the absence of so large a portion of her naval and military strength in these waters does not open a convenient opportunity for Louis Napoleon to carry into execution some of his favorite European objects, of which the annexation of the island of Sardinia is among the least. And it will be well, in any case, for her to profit by our warning advice, that breaking the blockade maintained by the United States Government would be the prelude to the most disastrous chapter in her history. Her shipping would be swept from the seas; ten millions of her people — the number dependent upon the American trade — would be reduced to desti