The following significant circular has been issued from Charleston, S. C.
“Whenever the slaves in the Gulf
States are incited to servile insurrections, and the prospect bids fair for their being converted into demons incarnate, then the slave-owners in the South
will be found ready to sacrifice every slave from whom danger may be apprehended.
Willing hands will be found ready to execute the bloody deed.
Before Southern men will suffer themselves, their wives and little ones to be butchered, and their daughters worse than butchered, by fiends in human form; before they will suffer to any considerable extent the horrors of servile insurrections, the Gulf
streams will be crimson with the gore, and every Southern river choked with the festering carcasses of slaves.” --Boston Sat. Evening Express, June 29
The following bit of rhyme is thought to explain “the fitness of things” in Jeff. Davis
's Proclamation of a day of fasting and prayer:--
's last Proclamation shows reason
A thing very rare in Jefferson
For the” birthday of Scott
“he appoints as a season
Of fasting and prayer--for the South
--Boston Sat. Evening Express, June 29.