Ten thousand people out of employment.
In Newark, New Jersey
, that hot-bed of Abolitionism which makeshifts living by manufacturing clothes, carriages, and, probably, emissaries of Republicanism, for the Southern States
, ten thousand people, says the New York Express
, are out of employment.
Many of them, says the Express,
have been living, in good part, upon charity all winter, but still living on in hopes that when the 4th of March came, the Administration would discover "a policy" which would restores confidence and credit, thaw out the frozen channels of business, and enable them once more to earn bread for themselves and families.
Hope deferred, however, is making the heart sick.
The expectations of relief from the Lincoln
Administration have not been realized.
The prospects of the great manufacturing interest with which they are connected, are more unpromising than ever.
Hence they are now beginning to inquire, how long is this state of things to last?
and to manifest an unmistakable disposition, if Republicanism is resolved that the rupture of the Union
, resulting from its sectional organization, is to be permanent, the Broad Seal State
will cut loose from that "ism" as from a pestilence.
If such be the melancholy position of these people now, what will it be if Lincoln
involves the country in war and close the door, to all employment?