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1 The New Orleans Picayune of February 21st, 1861, had a letter from its New York correspondent “Antelope,” dated the 13th, which, with reference to Mr. Lincoln's speech, two days earlier, at Indianapolis, said:
Lincoln even goes so far as to intimate that hostile armies will march across the seceded States to carry out the darling project of recapture, and the “enforcement of the laws,” but he surely could not have counted the dreadful and sickening result when such a course wandered through his hot and frenzied brain. March hostile armies through the Southern States! Why, where are the armies to come from that are to take up the march? Where are the loans of money to come from to carry on this diabolical and fiendish crime? An American army sufficiently powerful cannot be raised to do it; while, as regards the raising of moneys to prosecute the fratricidal strife, New York, the banking emporium of the Union, will refuse, point blank, to advance a dollar for so unholy a purpose. * * * No! no! The South is too terribly in earnest for our bankers to furnish the sinews wherewith to whip it back to its “allegiance;” and, if the atrocious game should still be persisted in, instead of having the funds to work with. the new Government of Mr. Lincoln will find itself flat upon its back,
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