--It has hitherto been the practice in the Southern States
to employ female teachers from Yankee land.
This has been the case away down in the land of Dixie, among the planters, all of whom are wealthy, and can readily afford to employ teachers for the exclusive benefit of their own children, who reside in the family as one of its members, in the character of governess, their duties being not to impart the education which is found in books, but to have an eye to the formation of their morals and manners--One or more of these women are to be found in almost every large female school.
In their capacity as teachers, they necessarily mingle with a large number of our daughters, and must exercise no small degree of influence over them.
These females have not heretofore hesitated to express their disapprobation of whatever they might see here not suited to their sectional prejudices, and, as a matter of course, were particularly severe on our peculiar institution.
We take the liberty of warning these female incendiaries — authorized by the Mayor
— that to persist in their open expression of hostility to the South
, in the present juncture, is to incur all the pains and penalties which the law has hitherto only inflicted on the sterner sex. "A word to the wise," &c.