The Northern Republican journals are chuckling hugely over the conceit that because a few gentlemen in South Carolina
desire the re-opening of the slave trade, therefore she will secede from the new Confederacy, which has at once planted itself in opposition to the measure.
This is either amazing ignorance or willful misrepresentation.
We have published already the most explicit statements from the most reliable sources in South Carolina
, that the vast preponderance of public sentiment in that State is against the renewal of the African slave trade, and our own personal observation in South Carolina
has satisfied us that she is no more in favor of it than Virginia
The enemies of the South
need lay no such flattering unction to their souls.