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The Daily Dispatch: December 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Times special in Richmond--first letter. (search)
The Times special in Richmond--first letter. The London Times publishes the first letter from its special correspondent in Richmond. He commences by quoting from the speech of Edmund Burke, in the House of Commons, in 1775, in which he said: "The spirit of liberty in the Southern States is more high and haughty than in the Northern. In the Carolinas and Virginia they have a vast multitude of slaves. Where this is the case in any part of the world, those who are free are by far the most proud and jealous of their freedom, Freedom is to them not only an enjoyment, but a kind of rank and privilege. Not seeing there that freedom as in countries where it is a common blessing, and as broad and general as the air, may be united with much abject toil, with great misery., with all the exterior of servitude, liberty looks among them like something that is more noble and liberal. I do not mean to commend the superior morality of this sentiment, which has at least as much pride as