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In 1860, Mr. Greeley, of the New York Tribune, wrote: "If the cotton States, unitedly and earnestly, wish to withdraw from the Union, we think they should and would be allowed to do so. Any attempt to compel them by force to remain would be contrary to the principles enunciated in the immigrated Declaration of Independence; contrary to the fundamental ideas on which human liberty is based." General Scott wrote to Mr. Seward: "A debt of $250,000,000 (it is long gone over $1,000,000,000) and fifteen devastated provinces, not to be brought in harmony with their conquerors but to be held by heavy garrisons for generations at an expense quadruple the taxes it would be possible to extort, followed by a protector or emperor — to that I would prefer to say to the Southern States, 'Wayward sisters, depart in peace.'" John Quincy Adams, long ago fore shadowing the probable contingency, said: "Far better will it be for the people of the dis-United States to part in frien
Returned Confederates and negroes Butchered. Philadelphia, December 8. --The New York Tribune this morning says that East Tennessee Unionists have been permitted by a weak and worthless Union General Commanding, and a reverend blackguard styled Governor, to butcher not less than one hundred rebels and negroes in and around Knoxville since June last. Greeley says Tennessee has many staunch Unionists, but, nevertheless, is a pandemonium of passion and crime, and no more fit to self-government than Dahomey.
Tennessee and her Governor. The remarkable editor of the New York Tribune astonishes people sometimes by his outspoken candor about men and measures. The telegraph on Saturday quoted the substance of one of these outbursts, viz: a denunciation of Tennessee and her Governor. We suspect that the assailed party will have as few defenders as ever appeared for any man or cause in this world. We give Mr. Greeley's pithy article entire: Tennessee Loyalty.--The telegraph has informed us that the bill allowing blacks to testify in the courts of Tennessee, which passed the Senate by ten to nine, has been defeated in the House by thirty to twenty-seven--the East Tennessee Unionists generally opposing, while many of the ex-rebels supported it. This is what we had been led to expect. Those East Tennessee Unionists have been permitted, by a weak and worthless Union general commanding, and a reverend blackguard, who is styled Governor, to murder two or three negroes to balance each of
bel chiefs, the confiscation of rebel property, and the perpetuation of Southern pupilage — or rather, vassalage; but we believe there is a kinder and surer way of reaching the end we aim at. We see not how we could help the freedmen by making war either on the President or on the rebels, who have thrown down their arms. Where we find either in fault, we do not hesitate to say so; but we judge that the true interest of the blacks is to be subserved by cultivating the kindliest relations with both. We trust there will be developed in Congress the suavity and practical sagacity required to secure at once an early restoration of the Southern States, and a perfect and perpetual guaranty of the essential rights of manhood to their freedmen. And we still hope to see Congress and the President co-operate in securing these beneficent and nowise inconsistent ends. Hope against hope, Mr. Greeley. Your party is divided in twain; and all your diplomacy cannot restore its integrity.
ds of the Government and laid down in the platform of the National Union party, or attempts to postpone or to evade the great duty of defending, protecting and befriending the freedmen of the South. The whole exhibit is manly, straight forward, and full. That it has been criticised is to be expected in these days of novel complications and novel remedies; but that any statesman should believe that it does not come up to the full measure of patriotic expectation is almost incomprehensible. We hail it as the monument from which to date the restoration of the conquered States to a vindicated Union, and the true historical beginning of a Republic without a slave.--Washington Chronicle. Mr. Forney, like Mr. Greeley, tries to reconcile the message and the Republican platform. The very earnestness with which they try to prove that the President has done nothing to displease the Republicans is sufficient evidence that, Cuffee being in the case, he has literally made "the wool fly."
Greeley in a good Humor. The New York Tribune has a Christmas article congratulating the country upon the peaceful manner in which the heroes of the war (on either side) have betaken themselves to the ordinary pursuits of life. The allusions to the Southern soldiers speak well for Mr. Greeley's liberality of feeling. Here are some of them: "Look at that vast multitude of routed, beaten, discomfited men, whose valor has almost atoned for the sins of rebellion!" "Our gallant grey brMr. Greeley's liberality of feeling. Here are some of them: "Look at that vast multitude of routed, beaten, discomfited men, whose valor has almost atoned for the sins of rebellion!" "Our gallant grey brothers are even now clamoring around Washington," &c. "So with the Generals of the Rebellion. The greatest of them all is now a teacher of mathematics in a university. Sherman's great antagonists are in the express and railroad business. The once-dreaded Beauregard will sell you a ticket from New Orleans to Jackson; and, if you want to send a couple of hams to a friend in Richmond, Joe Johnston, once commander of great armies, will carry them. The man whose works Grant moved upon at Donelso
eral of the New England Republican newspapers disclaim any responsibility for Mr. Sumner's white-washing speech — among them the Hartford Courant, warmly. The issue joined. We have the programme announced simultaneously at New York by Mr. Greeley, and at Washington by General Banks, that the coercive power of the Government is to be exercised upon the Southern States until they shall concede the elective franchise to the negro. We may regard the issue [between these men and President Johnson] as fairly joined after these announcements. Henceforth the policy of conciliation towards the President by Mr. Greeley, and those whom he represents, means that conciliation which shall constrain the President to abandon the bulwarks of the Constitution, for the defence of which he has arrayed himself; and it does not at all mean a conciliation which looks to any abatement of their demands.--Sun. Reconstruction. The Provisional Governor of Florida will be ordered to surrender
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