political power of slavery, which has grown to so mischievous a strength, is destroyed.
Twenty-three millions of people, strengthened by all the arts of peace, and possessed of inexhaustible resources, are opposed to three hundred l and fifty thousand slaveholders, four millions of slaves, and three millions of poor whites, who, with the exception of a few cities, are thinly scattered over a broad space of country, and are accustomed to the most primitive and unsocial conditions of life.
The whole civilized world has an interest in this war. It is a war which the people of the Northern States
, conservative by the nature of their industrial and political habits, could not longer put off; and it is a war which under perhaps other names many a nation of Europe
will have to take up in its turn.
It is with them (the United States
) as with us: the feudalism of the middle ages is arrayed in arms against the citizenship of the nineteenth century; an exploded theory of society is lifting up its head against the triumphs of our thinking industrial and progressive century; the poverty-struck Don Quixotes of the Southern plantations gave battle to the roaring windmills and smoking chimneys of the wealthy North
. It is the supercilious noble in arms against the spirit of the century, in which the citizen
In such an issue we can wish success only to the constitutional Government.--Cologne Gazette
, May 5.