He is expending all his power and means to subjugate us. We have but to be constant persevering and watchful — never relaxing, never desponding — and he will inevitably break down in his mighty crusade.
It cannot be long maintained in such vast proportions.
It is a thing impossible.
The first great event will likely be the attempt to take this city.
The fight in this vicinity will be a great struggle.
Our soldiers are confident, and our people rely upon them and their commanders.
Beauregard's great battle, if it does not precede this, will follow soon afterwards.
If they are both in our favor they may possibly end the war; at all events, the enemy could not recover from two such defeats this year.
Should either or both be against us, we must only gather up the remains of battle and prepare for that prolonged struggle which, with a brave people and unregenerate descendants of the men of the Revolution of '76, must terminate in favor of liberty and independence.
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