Can the South support a Government?
--Eliphalet Case, in a communication to the Boston Post, fully answers this question, as follows:
Now, there is nothing that puzzles the radical Republicans so much as the difficulty the South
will have in raising a revenue to carry on their Government.
Did it ever occur to them that ten per cent, on this one article, of export duty, would raise on $250,000,000 $25,000,000, and that this would not exceed one cent per pound on the entire cotton crop?--Then suppose the South
should conclude to tax the products of the Northern States
ten per cent., and the shoes, hats and other imports from the free States east of the Alleghany mountains
ten per cent., this would yield at least $25,000,000 more.
Then an import duty on all other imports from all other parts of the globe would make an income of $10,000,000 more--$60,000,000, in all. The South is rich in all the resources that go to make the wealth and power of great nations, and can easily within its present territory support two hundred millions of people.