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r life Is bound in shallow, and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. We have dwelt with iteration upon the ruin which would overtake Virginia, if, by remaining in an Abolition Confederacy, she should stampede her slaves and exile their masters — that perloss class of citizens who have been so long her pride and her support. We have depicted the depopulation and the desolation that would be brought upon Tidewater and Piedmont Virginia by the loss of the blacks and their owners; we have pointed out the onerous, crushing taxation that would fall upon the inhabitants remaining in the State, after this mournful hegira; and we have described, imperfectly, but with truth, the crash of prosperity and the heavy harvest of bankruptcy that would ensue upon the dislocation and expulsion of the slave institution of Virginia. To unite with the Southern Confederacy is to obviate all these evils — to avert a