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Confederate troops from the soil of Kentucky without, at the same time, making a like demand for the withdrawal of the mercenaries of Lincoln who are concentrating there to prosecute hostilities against the South. General Polk declares that he will hold his position at Columbus, Ky., until the Federal troops leave their positions at Paducah and elsewhere. We believe in the better part, which we are convinced is the larger part, of Kentucky. Our friends are true to themselves and to their natural allegiance to the South. Yet, and is that condition which will force them into a fratricidal war with their own people. The mistaken course of some of their leaders have carried the State so far in the wrong direction that violence and bloodshed alone can bring her right or make her permanently wrong.--The timid, cowardly, or corrupt and sordid policy which essayed to make her neutral, will secure for her the extremest misery of internecine strife, while she is threatened with hostilities at every point on her borders.
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