[special correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Washington, Feb, 1, 1861.
Some days ago, Seward
said jocularly that he was going to make a speech that would give some of these Black Republicans fits." Yesterday he spoke.‘"If nothing else will satisfy the secessionists, 1 advise the North
to fight for the Union
"’--that was his whole speech in a out-shell.
He will not hear of a peaceable separation.
Yet it is obvious that unless Virginia
is prepared to become the os coccygis
of the A bolition Empire, she must go with the seceding States ‘"But you shall not go,"’ says Seward
, ‘"we will whip that idea out of you."’ So 200 more men are ordered to Fortress Monroe
, and General Scott
declares that if any demonstration is made against it, the troop are ordered to destroy all the buildings around it including the hotel, and every thing in it.
, son of old John Quincey
, made a very decent sort of Republican speech in the House
Taken in connection with Seward
's ‘"fraternal"’ sentiments, this speech might have some significance, if we did not know that it had been squeezed out at the very last moment, by the enormous pressure of hard times in Boston.
Concessions yielded under compulsion are of little value, and should not be entitled to much respect.
The prospects of the Peace Congress get gloomier and gloomier every day. New York will send ten Commissioners, who ‘"are required to act solely under the direction of the Legislature. " which is Black Republican and are to take no part in the proceedings, unless a majority of the non-slaveholding States are represented."’ Woe to the people of Virginia
, if, on Monday next; their votes are influenced by the hope of any good growing out of the Congress of Commissioners. Three compromise committees have already failed signally.
What can be hoped for from a fourth.?
The correspondence between Judge Black
and the foreign Ministers, in reference to the collection of customs at Charleston
, is published this morning; but nobody can made head or tall of it. The plain truth is, this Government is not going to recognize the independence of the Southern Confederacy until compelled, and if Seward
can get the North
up to the coercion point, they are going to do it. Zed.