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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 30, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ng freedom. Military directors have seized upon all the telegraph lines which traverse America in every direction. The same censorship compels their newspapers to publish only what is favorable to the North and unfavorable to the South. And what is the reason for this? The North speaks to the whole world by the electric wires, while information from the South, when it does come, comes tardily. In fact, the journals and correspondence from the South, which reach us by way of Havana and St Thomas, are sometimes five weeks behind hand, and thus lose all interest. The North proclaims martial law with all its severities; it suppresses every independent voice; it threatens the suspected with death. In presence of such despotism the English press has not been able to remain silent. In the midst of such a struggle, between such desperate opponents, who dare say that a spontaneous or likely pacification is possible? Peace can only come from without, and the word ("Mediation")