Our Treasury notes.
, of the Louisiana Sugar Planter,
does not often ‘"get mad"’ but when he does — when he does — well, for example:
"We have heard with much mortification that our Treasury notes have, in some places been held at a discount, and in others have been refused altogether.
This is no time to mince matters or words with any man guilty of so contemptible an action, either in one or the other.
If we have no faith in our Government, now that we have marched so far upon the road to independence under its skillful guidance, when, in the name of common sense, shall confidence be established?
Does the action of such miserable wretches who refuse our Treasury notes, or who desive to have them discounted, arise from purely mercenary motives, or from fear that they will never be paid?
If the former, their souls are so small that a million might dance upon a mustard seed, and cannot, at heart, be true friends to the South
; if the latter, we advise that they be immediately ordered to leave for a more genial climate, where their patriotism will be better appreciated — under the Government
of Abe Lincoln
Every man who refuses to receive Treasury notes in payment of all just dues, or even in ordinary business transactions at par,
is no friend to the South
, and should be dealt with accordingly.