The most eloquent, persuasive, and convincing speech ever delivered in America
, was delivered by the rebel guns when they opened fire on Fort Sumter
That speech has compacted the loyal hearts of this broad land into a league of patriotic freemen, who, laying aside all minor issues, are now ready to defend the insulted flag of their country, or perish in the attempt.
, long unable to believe that treason would ripen into armed rebellion, is now fully awake to the duties of the hour; and every day only adds to the firmness of the determination on the part of the free States to maintain the Government
and save the Union
, for themselves, their posterity, and the cause of Christian civilization throughout the world.--N. Y. Christian Intelligencer, May 9