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The Press to be Muzzled. --For daring to oppose the unconstitutional war policy of the Abolition Administration, Mr. Tucker, editor of the St. Louis State Journal, has, the telegraph informs us been arrested by the Abolition agents at St. Louis. For daring to write and print his thoughts, he is deemed guilty of treason and
This act of the Abolition agents of the central power exceeds in atrocity the tyranny of old John Adams under the odious sedition laws of 1800, and Mr. Tucker is the subject of a greater indignity than was Mathew Lyon, of revolutionary memory.
The latter was placed in durance under the operation of a tyranical law, which, although passed by Congress, was condemned by the people as soon as their voice could be expressed; Mr. Tucker is the victim of a tyrani's will which seems destined to become, wherever his power is recognized, absolute.
In America, as in France, the press to in only reflect the wishes of the Government — the interests of th