"Provisional Government" for North Carolina.
The Northern papers make a great parade over the establishment of a ‘"Provisional Government,"’ by the Federalists, on the coast of North Carolina
; and we perceive by the Federal Congressional
proceedings that the immaculate Charles Henry Foster
has turned up again as a claimant for a seat in that body.
In the one case we have an illustration of the gullibility of the Yankees
, many of whom doubtless suppose that a ponderous political power has sprung up in the soil of Hatteras
, the indigenous population of which, according to good authority, consists of ‘"a miserable set of amphibious wreckers and fishermen, more than half of whom can neither read nor write, and are profoundly ignorant that they ever lived under any government, State, Federal or Confederate."’ The other cross is the most palpable illustration of bare-faced impudence that we ever read of. For an individual like Charles Henry Foster
to assume to represent the State of North Carolina
, is to prove that the age of brass has really come at last.
He is Yankee all over, without any redeeming quality.
The people of North Carolina
would be glad to have a Convenient opportunity of making him familiar with their leading articles of export, tar, pitch and turpentine," with the addition of a suitable quantity of feathers.