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there to renew to fatherland those vows of realty, service, and devotion which the State of Virginia had permitted me to pledge to the Federal Union, so long only as by serving it, I might serve her. Thus my sword has been tendered in her cause, and the tender has been accepted. Her soil is invaded, the enemy is actually at her gates, and here I am, contending, as the fathers of the Republic did, for the right of self-government and those very principles for the maintenance of which Washington fought, when this, his native State, was a colony of Great Britain. The path of duty and of honor is therefore plain. By following it with the devotion and loyalty of a true sailor I shall, I am persuaded, have the glorious and proud recompense that is contained in the "well-done" of the Grand Admiral of Russia and his noble "companions in arms." When the invader is expelled, and as soon thereafter as the State will grant me leave, I promise myself the pleasure of a trip across
d. Eventually matters were brought to a crisis. The United States Consul went on board the Uncle Sam, and it was settled that the prisoners should be allowed to cross the Isthmus as such, and the question of future arrests was referred to Washington. In connection with this matter it will be interesting to know, that a day or two ago Superintendent Kennedy, of the Metropolitan Police, received a dispatch informing him that Ex-Senator Gwin, and Calhoun Benham, of California, were passes sent a commissioner to the spot, and resolved to protect and demand satisfaction for the violation of Swiss territory. The frigate La Guerrienne had received final instructions to sail for Mexico on the 6th of November. Private cotton circulars report a decline on the week of ½ to ¼. No more Saltpeter and gunpowder to be Exported. Boston, Nov. 15. --The Collector of this port has received instructions from Washington to stop the exportation of saltpetre and gunpowder.
-that it is worth fighting for — worth maintaining, or trying to maintain, at almost any sacrifice of blood and treasure, even with the knowledge that every sacrifice will be futile, and that the chasm which now separates the Northern from the Southern States has grown so deep and wide that it will never more be spanned by the magnificent bridge of the old Federal Union. The North must now learn the art of war; must create an army and navy, such as it never possessed since the time of Washington; and, if it fight for nothing else, it must henceforth fight for its national existence — for were it to yield ingloriously now, and acknowledge the Confederate States without proving that Secession cannot be attempted with impunity, and that all its strength would be put forth to crush it there would be no end of Secession movements, until several independent nations, with interests hostile to each other, had grown out of the once great United States. Yes, the Union is worth fighting