Electrifying the country.
--The prophet Seward
who predicted, on the eve of the present troubles that they would be settled in sixty days, and who about two months ago declared in another prophecy that sixty days more would finish the war, ventured, two weeks ago, to assure the whole country that in ten days they would be ‘"electrified"’ by certain intelligence, the character of which he did not disclose.
The last prediction is the only one of the three that has been fulfilled, but the ‘"electrifying"’ has come in the shape of a thunderbolt that has knocked Jonathan out of his senses.
The whole Eastern horizon is overcast, and the indications are that the present ‘"electrical"’ burst is only the first flash of a thunderstorm, which will rock to its foundations the towering despotism of the North
We, too, have been electrified by the announcement that the North
is eager for war with Great Britain
Was ever such madness as the Lincoln Government
has displayed since the days when Pharaoh's heart was hardened by his own cruel passions?--Was ever a more evident interposition of Providence
in behalf of any people, than that which has been manifested from the beginning of this contest to the present moment, since the day when God led the children of Israel from the dominion of a tyrant, to the Canaan of repose and independence?
The Northern Government, as Mr. Faulkner
justly said in his speech last night, is between two fires.
If it releases the Confederate Commissioners
it rouses to revolt the fanatical element in its own bosom.
If it refuses the English
demand, war with Great Britain