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Feb. 12.--The Charleston Courier observes that, “The seceding States have pursued a brave, direct, decided course. They regard the United States as a foreign power. They are prepared to maintain a separate and independent nationality. If they are let alone they will never give Mr. Lincoln any trouble, and if the spirit of fanaticism is layed, and the North returns to its senses, they will establish intercourse with the Southern confederacy, and a better feeling will prevail between the two sections than has existed during the long period of their forced Union. But the patriotic and short-sighted compromisers propose to remain where they are and fight.”

It continues: “The South might, after uniting, under a new confederacy, treat the disorganized and demoralized Northern States as insurgents, and deny them recognition. But if peaceful division ensues, the South, after taking the federal capital and archives, and being recognized by all foreign powers as the government de facto, can, if they see proper, recognize the Northern confederacy, or confederacies, and enter into treaty stipulations with them, Were this not done, it would be difficult for the Northern States to take a place among nations, and their flag would not be respected or recognized.”

The Spartans, as the fierce people of the State of Laconia were generally called from their capital city, were this proverbially hard and undaunted people, small in number, but each man a host. Their narrow territory was peopled by two classes proper — laborers and fighters. The laborers were slaves and the freemen fighters. The South could detach one-half its whole male population to wage war, with as much ease as the North could one-fifth, and in case of need the proportionate array of fighters which we could marshal would astonish the world, and it would be still more astonished by the solvent prosperity of our condition when we came out of a contest requiring such effort. When they talk about coercing, conquering the South, let the valiant Northmen consider that every Southern State is several modern Laconias, and all the States a grand aggregate of Laconias, which we verily believe could defy the invading armies of the whole world.--Mobile Advertiser.

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