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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Federal relations with foreign Powers. (search)
deeper than the attachment to any local or sectional interest, or partisan pride or individual ambition — deeper than any other sentiment — is that out of which the constitution of this Union arose — namely, American independence — independence of all foreign control, alliance or influence. Next above it lies the conviction that neither peace, nor safety, nor public liberty, nor prosperity, nor greatness, nor empire, can be attained here with the sacrifice of the unity of the people of North America. Those who, in a frenzy of passion, are building expectations on other principles do not know what they are doing. Whenever one part of this Union shall be found assuming bonds of dependence or of fraternity towards any foreign people, to the exclusion of the sympathies of their native land, then, even if not before, that spirit will be reawakened which brought the States of this republic into existence, and which will preserve them united until the common destiny which it opened to t
Still Seceding. --The Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance of North Carolina, at its recent meeting, adopted an able report, announcing its withdrawal from the jurisdiction of the National Division of North America, and declaring a purpose to co-operate with others in the formation of a National Division in the South. We deem it due to the jurisdictions in the Confederate States to say that they have had nothing to do with the old organization (embracing the Northern States) since the fall of 1860. Since that period, all necessary action of a national character has been performed under the direction of our townsman, Col. Thomas J. Evans, who was the highest active officer in the Southern Confederacy when the separation took place. We ask attention to a call for a meeting of the Grand Division in this city, on the 8th of January next, when we hope the attendance will be numerous, and such steps be taken as will bring about a speedy and permanent organization for the Southe