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“the writer of an elaborate four-column article in the Charleston Mercury contends that the prohibition of the slave-trade by the provisional government at Montgomery is intolerable — that it must be rebelled against. He says that it sets a stain, a stigma, upon slavery itself, and is little if any better than abolition. The secession party has swallowed the apple of discord, and the seeds are vigorously sprouting in its stomach.”

Jeff. Davis, in his Montgomery speech, said: ‘Fellow-citizens and brethren of the Confederate States of America--for now we are brethren not in name merely, but in fact — men of one flesh, one bone,’ &c. The confederationists may be of one bone with their new President and Vice-President, but if they are of one flesh with them, they are the lankest nation of bipeds ever known to natural history.”

“Save the Union, and make kindling wood of all your partisan platforms.”

“ The Nashville Union, having despaired of being able to sustain secession in Tennessee by any other means, has taken itself to prayer. Has it made a sufficient trial of cursing?”

“ The Memphis Appeal says, that the four years of Mr. Lincoln's administration will be ‘ the reign of steel.’ The four years of Mr. Buchanan's have been the reign of stealing.”

“We don't think that South Carolina has any warrant for her conduct, but she evidently has a good deal of war-rant.”

“ A new national flag proposed for the Southern Confederacy bears in its centre the figure of a Phoenix in the act of rising from a bed of flame and ashes, with the motto, ‘We rise again.’ The Phoenix and the flame is thought to be beautifully typical of the death of the old and the resurrection of the new Union. We don't like the Phoenix as well as the snake, for if you cut off the tail of the latter it will wriggle a little after the separation, while the proposed bird of fable lives alone without a mate, and goes out like a pipe in its own ashes. But the confederated South should remember the history of another Phoenix, son to a king of Argos, who ingratiated himself into the favors of his father's mistress, and was deprived of his eyesight by divine vengeance.” --Louisville Journal.

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