ow, full in the face of her insulter.
Let the United States Government bear, or return at its good-will, the blow still tingling about its ears — the fruit of its own bandit temerity.
We would not exchange or recall that blow for millions!
It has wiped out half a century of scorn and outrage.
Again South Carolina may be proud of her historic fame and ancestry, without a blush upon her cheek for her own present honor.
The haughty echo of her cannon has ere this reverberated from Maine to Texas, through every hamlet of the North, and down along the great waters of the Southwest.
The decree has gone forth.
Upon each acre of the peaceful soil of the South, armed men will spring up as the sound breaks upon their ears; and it will be found that every word of our insolent foe has been, indeed, a dragon's tooth sown for their destruction.
And though grisly and traitorous ruffians may cry on the dogs of war, and treacherous politicians may lend their aid in deceptions, South Carolina w