The South Unconquerable.
We have never yet heard from the most despondent person the suggestion of any plan by which the South
can be conquered, and made tributary to the North
, provided the South
prove true to herself, and determines never to surrender.
What is the object of this war 7.
It is simply Southern staples and Southern trade.
Who supposes or pretends that if the South
were unprofitable to the North
, instead of being its main dependence for commerce and revenue, that the North
would spend five dollars to keep it in the Union
! Suppose, then, that the Northern
armise take every city in the South
, how much nearer does that bring them to the object of the war, provided the South
determines not to submit.
It is not the cities which raise cotton; they are small affairs at the best, and made up in great part of Yankees.
The country, the enormous cotton and tobacco-growing country, where while labor cannot be employed and which is too vast for even the hosts of Kerxes to overrun, how is that to be made tributary to the North
, if the planters do not choose to cultivate Southern staples for Northern benefit, and to raise wheat, corn, and vegetables?
That is an impediment in the way of a Yankee triumph which does not seem to have entered into the calculations of the invaders.