No more arms for Virginia.
We learn from the Norfolk Day Book
, of the steamship Yorktown
, plying between Richmond
and New York city, was informed on his recent trip that he must take no more arms on board his vessel for Virginia
, and that it, disregarding this injunction, he took on any they would be seized!
It is thus that our fellow-citizens of the North
, who affect so much regard for Virginia
, are showing their distrust of her, and endeavoring to deprive her people of the means of self-defence, should she find it necessary to assert her rights.
This measure of hostility, which is an outrage upon the rights of our people, utterly unjustifiable upon any pretext, is aggravated by the attitude of Virginia
, who, in the language of President Tyler
, ‘"is making every possible effort to redeem and save the Union
."’ It comes from the greatest beneficiary of the vast trade of Virginia
It is due to the city of New York
, however, to say that the police who thus threatens to intercept our commerce is appointed by the Black Republican State Government
, and not by the city.
It is impossible, nevertheless, that its effect will not be to impair our relations with that great city, who is so true to the Constitution
and State rights.
What do the people of Virginia
think of this outrage?