Patriotism and the cotton power.
--The New Orleans Christian Advocate says:
The South has always said that cotton was king, but now she intends to crown him. Our readers will recollect that last week we published a circular of the New Orleans cotton factors to the planters, recommending that no cotton be shipped from the plantations until the blockade be entirely raised.
In addition to this the Board of Underwriters have resolved to take no river insurance on cotton bound to this port, nor fire insurance
on cotton in this city, until the blockade is raised.
Cotton on the plantations will be insured for three-fourths its value, under certain specified conditions.
This movement will be heartily sustained by the planters, and thorough work will be made of the matter.
is now about out of cotton, and England
will be needing a supply before long.
The former cannot get it at all, except from Liverpool
, and Liverpool
can only get it when the independence of the Southern Confederacy is recognized and the blockade abandoned.
If the English
do not need cotton, we can afford keep it, we suppose, until she does need it. If they should be such fools as to side with the North
, hoping to get the cotton through the Northern Government
, we shall decline, unless we get in a tight place, and then we can burn it without much trouble.
Cotton is king, let him be crowned.
Joshua commanded the sun to stand still upon Gibeon
, and the moon to remain pendant over the valley of Ajalon, until he should conquer the enemies of his God and his people.
Thus say we to the manufacturing interests of the civilized world, thank God for the power of cotton!
It is the true sceptre of the sceptre of the empire of commerce.
The South has the noblest elements of constitutional liberty, the grandest cause ever defended by arms, the most chivalrous people, the bravest fighting men, the most beautiful women, the finest climate and labor system, the greatest commercial power, and the purest Christian civilization, in the world.
Let us be thankful.