The abolitionists and the War.
--The Chicago (Ill.) Times
speaks thus openly in regard to the schemes and purposes of the Yankee
We print elsewhere the letter of Gov. Andrew
, of Massachusetts
, in response to an inquiry by the Secretary of War
as to how soon he (Gov. Andrew
) could raise and organize three or four infantry regiments, and have them ready to be forwarded to Washington
, to be there armed and equipped.
We direct the especial attention of the reader to this letter.
It has been the boast of abolitionists recently that they were "unconditional" Union men.
now makes conditions to furnishing any more troops to carry on the war.
One of these conditions is that the President
shall adopt the proclamation of Gen. Hunter
as the policy of the Government
in carrying on the war:
made the same condition in his seat to the Senate, the other day, to voting taxes for the support of the war.
Abolitionism has arrived at the point where it is resolved to make immediate and universal abolition of slavery in the South
the condition only upon which it will support the war.
It will, as Gov. Andrew
and Senator Grimes
have already done, present the alternative to the President
that he shall "sustain Gen. Hunter
," or the Government
shall collapse for the want of men and means to preserve it against the Southern
Here we have the Northern Abolition
rebellion emerging into full blossom.
It will be starting to those conservative people who have not foreseen it. It is not starting to us, because we have both foreseen and predicted it.
So we go.
Will not the country now comprehend the monstrous and diabolical designs of Abolitionism, and interpose to obstruct their consummation?