A rebel Opinion of President Lincoln
's Message of Dec. 3.--This document, which we spread before our readers on Saturday, came as near perfection, we conceive, as possible, in the art of deception.
The Message was doubtless drawn up by Seward
, (the cunning old fox,) who uses the English
language to conceal his thoughts.
We think our readers have, ere tis, come to the conclusion that they gained as little insight into the affairs of the Yankee
nation by perusing that document, as they would have gained by reading a proclamation from the King
of the Fejee Islands
. Six mortal columns to conceal from the world that the boasting Yankee dynasty has been whipped in every battle they have undertaken, and would like to back out of the scrape if a decent pretext were to offer, is not such a bad production in these war times, with cotton at thirty cents a pound, and anarchy and starvation staring them in the face, and the almost certainty of having their own ports blockaded by an English fleet during the winter.--Norfolk Day-Book, Dec