The North and the Union.
The Cincinnati Gazette
having absurdly asserted that the North
owes nothing to the Union
, and pays three-quarters of the revenue, while the Cotton States
draw most liberally upon it, the Enquirer,
of that city, reminds it that the North
is a greater gainer by the Union
than the South
, that the laws confining the coasting trade to national vessels — not allowing foreign vessels to participate in it — benefit the North
mainly, the South
having few vessels.
The revenue laws to the extent that they protect American manufactures, benefit the North
almost entirely, the South
having but few manufactories.
The South has paid hundreds of millions of dollars to protect Northern manufactures and Northern shipping.
The South pays two-thirds of the foreign exports.
Her article of cotton alone pays twice as much of the balance against us in Europe
, on account of our importations, as all the Northern
In view of these facts, how ridiculous to contend, as the Gazette
does, that the South
is of no benefit to the North
And how surprising that the North
should be anxious to sustain, by force of arms, a Union from which she derives no benefits.