--War has broken out between Yankee Doodle
We were prepared for it, by a review which we read a few weeks ago of a narrative of his sojourn at Jeddo
, written by the English Ambassador
there, who said that the authorities had ordered all foreigners to quit the island, and had murdered many of them.
The same writer says that the potentate who signed the treaty with Commodore Perry
was put to death, and that the aristocracy, who much resemble the barons of the fundal system in the middle ages of Europe
, both with respect to the independence of their power and their relations to the crown, had all determined that none of the treaties made with the powers of Christendom should be carried into effect.
Of course France
, and Russia
, as well as Yankee Doodle
, will be down upon the unfortunate Asiatics
, and we shall see a repetition of the crimes which made India
an Aceldama and deluged China
This is the hardest case that has ever come under our observation.
, since the expulsion of the Jesuits, two hundred and fifty years ago, have obstinately refused, as they certainly had a right to refuse, all intercourse with Christendom, except a very limited one with the Dutch
nation — not even England
, their nearest and most ambitious neighbors — ever thought of interfering with them.
To the Yankees
alone are we to ascribe the intrusion upon them which has been witnessed of late years.
On the heads of that infernal race will fall all the blood and crime that is about to startle the world.
They forced themselves on the Japanese, just as they have been in the habit of forcing themselves upon society in Europe
did not seek their company, and did not want it.--We wish to God it were possible for them to sink every Yankee ship and slaughter every Yankee soldier that may be sent against them.