Spirit of the Southern people.
observes that such a the subjugation of the Southern
people impossible, if the Southern
spirit is up and is resolved to have independence of hazards.
This is the only point with the Times
appears to entertain even after its knowledge of the triumphs of the Yankees
in the West
question the spirit and valor of the people, but it says that it remains to whether they are capable of making of property as may be required establishment of their independence.
should think the occurrences of the past satisfy the most skeptical upon this The people of the South
have not hitherto from any sacrifices demanded They have given their posses to the cause with a lavish generosity precedent in history, and they have destroyed the staples of their soil as they were in danger of falling into the of the enemy.
We are at a loss to know better proofs they could give of being earnest Moreover, were they capable of their country for the purpose of pre their property, that miserable resort ignoble and selfish soul is no longer The enemy has left them no such Universal confiscation is his evi determination.
The war debt has in to such a colossal figure that the ex of the taxes which would be wrong the South
would of itself render valued every man's possessions.
The avowed policy of the Government
is another at the very vitals of Southern for deprived of its peculiar labor, berth grounds of the South
must inevitably worthless.
that, on the score of interest alone, it is to expect that the spirit of the South
will prove equal to the emergency, especially in the opinion of all mankind, the counties never be conquered until our souls are --a subjugation which no earthly but ourselves can effect.
the article referred to, has spoken of the of the American Revolution
as an exam of the impossibility of conquering a county of extensive territory.
It says it was this rather than our armies, which secured triumph of American independence However this may be, the Times,
if familiar with the history of that struggle must be aware that the unconquerable which it justly applauds as essential to was pre-eminently the spirit of the Whilst slower to act than the North
beginning of the war, and having no of selfish interest for a separation, it turned back after it had once laid its to the plough, nor showed any signs of or exhaustion from the beginning and of the contest.
It was the lofty and heroic valor of the South
which to the American Revolution
its stern and spirit of endurance that which refusal counsel from defeat and which pluck flowers of hope from the very cavern of Washington
spoke the spirit of the South when he declared that if beaten low lands he would retire to the moun sad there rally around him the men who raise his bleeding country from the We do not believe that his native land degenerated.