The Course and Enquirer,
which breathes at present only blood and thunder against the South
, said, twenty-five years ago, that if the Union
were broken up by the spread of Abolitionism--
‘"Our exports and our imports would be reduced nine-tenths; nine-tenths of our shipping would be rotting at our wharves; nine-tenths of our population, now supported by commerce and the wealth it produces and the industry it diffuses, would be driven to agricultural pursuits; the staple articles of Northern agriculture command but small prices abroad, and they would find but few customers at home; grass would grow in the streets of our cities and villages, and a general scene of poverty and desolation would follow our present unexampled prosperity and generally diffused wealth."’
The way the Abolition Administration
has begun its reign, it will not be two years before Gen. Webb
may set up for a prophet.