re capable of consulting as calmly as is fitting upon a measure the most momentous in modern history — no less than the overthrow of one of the first powers on earth, and the establishment of two or more governments upon its ruin.
We are convinced that the people will not be satisfied to leave the decision of this question to the Legislature — that unwarranted action on the part of that body will give rise to partisan discords, and will, therefore, not effect the end desired.
The Charleston (S. C.) Courier, of Saturday, says:
The times demand coolness, calmness and steady resolution, not impulsive demonstrations or fiery outbreaks of vehemence and youthful passions.
We rejoice in being able to state that our city has so far, notwithstanding the intense and all-pervading excitement, exhibited the characteristic moderation and order of our population.
Some symptoms of ill advised, but well-intended demonstrations, on the part of individuals, have occurred; and we refer to th