A short war and a Merry one.
--This is the burden of the Lincoln Administration
— It is obviously the true policy alike of North and South respectively.
We are to have a short war. And it is to be decisive, says the North
, and we are to assume that it is to be as merry as it is short.
We are told by Mr. Secretary Cameron
that it is to establish nationality.
, Carolinians, Georgians, Mississippians, Alabamians, Floridians, Arkansans, Texans, all are to be wiped out, as such, and we are all to be Americans
, and the Lincolnians and the Cameronians are to rule the roost hereafter.
A beautiful programme.
All that is held to be necessary is 400,000,000 of money, to be borrowed by a Government that cannot borrow 10; and 500,000 men to be raised, where now it is found not so easy to get 100,000.
The anxiety of our beloved brethren of the North
for a short
war is to be considered.
A very short
war is all that they can stand.
A long war is fatal to them.
A single tradeless season is their ruin.
Everything going out — nothing coming in !--The complications with Europe
, mean while, tending to perplex the matter!
Emigration going back to Europe
! No starving mercenaries to be had after the first campaign ! And the Captains
captured by the Virginia
The dear Lotharios
A short war, if you please.
That we desire also ! But whether you will find it a merry one, is a problem.
Let the Fates of Furies answer.
Our numbers and preparations should be equal to our spirit.
Let the South
prepare promptly for a short war, but one on an extensive scale, and savage.--Charleston Mercury.