such an act would leave behind?
The contempt with which the white planter regards his black slave would be substituted for the most malignant hatred towards his own color and his own countrymen in the other sections of the Republic
— an animosity would be engendered that time could not soften nor circumstances mollify, and the foundation would be laid for internecine wars more furious and destructive than any which the Republicans ever waged against the Red Indians
of the prairies.
We cannot, as we have said, suppose that Mr. Lincoln
and his supporters, after their recent declarations, would have recourse to this diabolical policy
; and yet, short of it, we can see no reasonable prospects of success in soliciting an encounter with the South
Three or four millions of black auxiliaries, pressed into the service of the Washington Cabinet
, might turn the scale — but at what a price!
If civil war has really commenced between the North
and the South
, we hope that the representatives of England and France at Washington have been instructed by their respective governments to tender their aid as mediators before the struggle has roused all the fierce passions which if continued for any length of time, are certain to be called into play
. Both nations wish well to the American
people: both are alike interested in the general prosperity of the country in every latitude; and both are impelled towards it by the strongest sympathy that can animate friendly nations.
This seems to us the last resource before the sword is drawn and the scabbard thrown away, and probably the suggestion would meet the approval of that large class in both extremes of the country which must look with horror and dismay at the prospect of men and brothers cutting each other's throats under circumstances so fearfully provocative of vengeance.--Liverpool Times
, April 20.