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The System

of unconstitutional, unlawful and despotic arrests and imprisonments now carried on by the Lincoln Government, is an evidence of conscious weakness, and would never be resorted to by a government which had the slightest confidence in its own strength. That nothing of the kind occurs under the Administration of President Davis, is a clear demonstration that the Southern Government is embedded in the popular affections, and that thrice armed in that panoply, it feels secure, both of the justice and the might of its cause.

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