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Public sympathy in the West Indies.

--The following note from Mr. A. J. Gonzalea appears in the Charleston Mercury:

‘ The Northern press, in order to disengage, if possible, the Lincoln Government from the fearful position in which it has placed itself towards the South and several European powers, is making desperate efforts, first, to enlist in its behalf the prejudices of France as against England; and second, threatens Spain with the loss of Cuba. Now, sir, the enemies of our peace and of our domestic institutions — the Abolition host — are utterly deceived, if they ever expect any respectable portion of the Cuban people to side with them in the iniquitous war they are waging against our homes and our rights as freemen. Far from doing so, the people of the West Indies would hall with pleasure the re-establishment of Southern institutions in all those islands which, previous to the birth of Abolitionism, were ruled by European nations.

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