Looking Abroad for Aid.
It is useless for the South
to look to any nation but itself for its redemption from the Lincoln
Heretofore there has been good reason to believe that foreign intervention in our behalf would take place; but, strongly as the sympathies of the English
people are with us, their short-sighted Governments give us now no grounds for believing that we shall have their co-operation.
We must depend upon ourselves, and upon the aid of that Providence
which has already been so signally manifested on our behalf — and a surer defender we need not have.
Our people must now, with the aid of God, work out their own salvation.
It is better for us now, it will be better for us in the end, that we are under obligations to no one but ourselves for our deliverance.
If we have the spirit of men who deserve to be free, no power on earth can subjugate the South
We think we do not over rate the character of the Southern
people when we feel sure that they are equal to the duty of achieving their own independence, and independence thus achieved is the only indedendence worthy of the name.