Length of the War.
The war has dragged its slow length along through a whole year, and how many years longer it may be protracted, no human vision can foresee.
Much depends upon the result of battles, now imminent If defeated in great engagements, which we do not anticipate, we shall fall back slowly, disputing every inch of ground from Virginia
to the Gulf
Then will commence a guerilla warfare which will last so long as there is a Southern arm to bear a musket.
If we are successful, and decisively so, as we earnestly hope and believe, the financial burthens of the North
may hasten the war to a speedy conclusion.
A debt already amounting to nearly fifteen hundred millions cannot be shouldered and increased very long after one or two more Manassas
' and Corinth
Let us strike a tremendous blow now at the enemy, and the day of deliverance will be near.