Determined to crush the South.
A former member of the U. S. Congress from a Southern State recently had an interview with W. H. Seward
, in which he endeavored to disabuse his mind of the error common at the North
that there is still a strong Union party in the seceded States.
replied that he was well aware of the fact that there no longer existed any such party, but that he was determined to test the question whether the U. S. Government could be overthrown or not.
The same member of Congress also saw Mr. Lincoln
and repeated to him substantially the same statement of Southern unity he had made to Mr. Seward
, to which Mr. Lincoln
replied that he was well aware the South
is now a unit, but that the North
had the power to crush it, and was determined to do it.