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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
feeling in North Carolina.

Granville Co., N. C., Dec. 26.
We are most seriously reflecting on the political affairs of the country Never before have we been so troubled and puzzled by events pressing upon the minds of a patriotic people, But I see distinctly the growing conclusion of this community, viz: that this is the time to settle, for all time, the station that the South must occupy. Our demands are few, and might be conceded by the North without any invasion of their own rights in the Union. I have been a Whig, though moderate and conservative in all political matters, but am not willing to remain in this state of uncertainty; if no better can be done, we are disposed to pursue the course of South Carolina, and that as speedily as possible. There is one thing that bears much on the minds of most of our citizens — it is this: That in case of a new Confederacy, we can never willingly agree to, nor be satisfied with, including New England in it. We know that there are many good and national men in that section, but we also know that the present and previous difficulties had their origin and growth in that section of the Union, and that they have propagated the same disastrous sentiments in most of the Northern States. Recently, some of the towns in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the New England States, have elected Union local officers, but I view that as nothing. My fixed belief is that, so long as the New England States are a part of this Republic, so long may we look for trouble and agitation; we can have no peace from that quarter.

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