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rs, who ought to dangle at the yard-arm, and that John Bull must be as John Ketch, to hang them, and must decline at his peril. John smiles at the "peril," and does decline. We wonder what would satisfy the North. If we, at the bidding of Mr. Cassius Clay, shut our eyes to plain truths, and decide that the American war is no war at all, but a riot, and that the belligerents are not belligerents, but simply an insurgent crowd, why then, we must, in accordance with international law, refuse to acknowledge any right of blockade — a refusal which, we fear, would suit Mr. Clay and his masters worse than our present position. But can our Government take such ground? Can we say that where the clergy, magistrates, Senators, and all classes of the people, are of one mind for separation, and where an army of 100,000 men, an active aggressive navy, and a President and Senate, are ready to enforce the general wish, that there is, notwithstanding such facts, no secession, no separation, and no