An opinion from Missouri.
Hon. E. C. Cabell
, of Missouri
, (a native of Virginia
,) late a Douglas elector in that State, writes a letter, of which the following is an extract:
"The Union is to be dissolved by the secession of several States.
All the Southern States
must join those that now secede.
The slave States will be united; and in this there is our only hope for peace.
Rather than a war with the united South
, the Northern States
may accede to our just demands, and give us satisfactory guarantees for the future, and thus 'make a more perfect Union.
' The Union meetings talked of in Virginia
will but encourage and strengthen abolitionism.
Thank God, our people even here have refused to get up one of these ill-devised and fatal expedients.
announce that they are for the Union
, 'right or wrong,' and civil war is inevitable.
Let them join the South
in a determined demand on the North
to do us justice, and the nullifying legislation of Northern States will be repealed, and slavery will become a forbidden subject in Congress, and we shall have peace.
Our Union-savers now are the surest Union destroyers; our advocates for peace are the fomenters of war.--