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Nine-tenths of our youth go constantly armed; and the common use of deadly weapons is quite disregarded. No control can be exercised over a lad after he is fourteen or fifteen years of age. He then becomes “ Mr.” so-and-so, and acknowledges no master.The street-fights, duels, etc., so prominent among the ‘peculiar institutions’ of the South, doubtless conduced to the ready adaptation of her whites to a state of war.
In the war of 1812, the North furnished 58,552 soldiers; the South 96,812--making a majority of 37,030 in favor of the South. Of the number furnished by the North--
While the State of South Carolina furnished 5,696. In the Mexican War,
Massachusetts furnished 3,110 New Hampshire furnished 897 Connecticut furnished 387 Rhode Island furnished 637 Vermont furnished 181 In all 5,162
The whole number of troops contributed by the North to the Mexican War was 23,054; while the South contributed 43,630-very nearly double-and, in proportion to her population, four times as many soldiers as the North.
Massachusetts furnished 1,047 New Hampshire furnished 1 The other New England States 0,000 In all 1,048
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