--A Northern journal says:
Noble words were those of Horatic Seymour
, in his recent message, when he said:"There must be no attempt to prohibit free discussion" As Daniel Webster truly remarked, " it is a homebred light, not to be drawn into controversy" But Webster
was before Lincoln
's day. If he had lived ll now he might have been compelled once more to vindicate principles which we all once thought were settled.
Thanks, however, to the election of a cratic Seymour
, this "homebred right" is once more secure.
Under the broad seal of the Empire State
, we may now, we trust, safely repose in the proud consciousness that "opinions are not treason" If they had been, how many Abolitionists would have been hanged ere this time?
It no doubt terribly galls the Lincolnites that they have been forced to give up their system of arbitrary arrests and their interference with the press.
But the people have willed it, and they must submit, just as they will have to submit to be turned out of office two years hence.
It is too late now to save themselves.