previous next

Something to think of.

The proud spirit of the South illy bears the contemplation of the rule of Black Republicanism. No wonder that a true-hearted Virginian like Judge Robertson should pray Heaven to avert the humiliation of his passing under the yoke of Abraham Lincoln! Not the least revolting relation in which we may regard his power is that of foreign affairs.--Imagine all the officers, Ambassadorial and Consular, throughout the world, filled with men who would not only not say one word in vindication of the South from the aspersions constantly indulged towards it, but who would, on the contrary, unite with our libelers in calumniating it. To be under the necessity of calling upon such men to extend to us the assistance of their official characters in foreign lands, would be a deep mortification. How would an honorable Southern gentleman ask the official aid of Seward, or Summer, or Doolittle, or Burlingame, or of that Marat of the American press, Greeley --Would he not rather appeal to the generosity and courtesy of the Representatives of England, of France, or Russia, or any other country? Would he not endure the sufferings of imprisonment rather than solicit a release at the hands of any one of these detestable men? We believe he would. Even though the South has the acknowledgment of all her rights, and the Union is restored — yet if Lincoln is installed, the four years of his rule will be four years of humiliation to the South.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Russia (Russia) (1)
France (France) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Abraham Lincoln (2)
Seward (1)
Robertson (1)
Greeley (1)
Doolittle (1)
Burlingame (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: