ry movements as the harbinger of a new and brilliant career of success and glory.
The causes of dissatisfaction that have hitherto existed in the internal conduct of affairs are rapidly disappearing.
The right man will be everywhere put in the right place.--Every element of strength in the country will be developed and judiciously handled.
Other nations have seen darker days: Rome, Greece, the Netherlands, our own forefathers of '76; France, when Carnot became War Minister; England, when Mr. Pitt took the helm, and caused a reeling vessel to feel at once the hand of a mighty master, and ride the opposing billows in security and triumph.
It is the province of such spirits "from the nettle, Danger, to pluck the flower, Safety." Providence raises up the man for the time, and a man for this occasion, we believe, has been raised up in Robert E. Lee, the Washington of the second American Revolution, upon whom, from the beginning, all thoughtful eyes have been fixed as the future Delivere
the first thing he saw in the newspapers next morning was the proclamation of neutrality and the acknowledgment of belligerent rights.
Neither of these measures ought to have been adopted until Mr. Adams had arrived and been waited on, &c.; and the not waiting for his arrival was an unfriendly act, which gave great comfort at Richmond, &c.
When we read these remarks we could scarcely prevail on ourselves to believe that this House of Commons is the lineal successor of that body in which Pitt declared, a century ago, that he would suffer any extremity before he would ever consent to dismember the Empire over which the heir of the Princess Sophia bore rule.
[It was, by-the-bye, in the House of Lords that this sentiment was uttered.
But no matter.
We wish to note the change that has come over England.]
To this speech Lord Palmerston made a reply of considerable length, devoted to the grossest flattery of the United States Government, and to praise of himself and his administ