in the inevitable character of the Northern States, that the South sees her danger.
And the struggle is between these two ideas.
Our fathers, as I said, thought they could safely be left, one to outgrow the other.
They took gunpowder and a lighted match, forced them into a stalwart cannon, screwed down the muzzle, and thought they could secure peace.
But it has resulted differently; their cannon has exploded, and we stand among fragments.
Now some Republicans and some Democrats — not Butler and Bryant and Cochrane and Cameron, not Boutwell and Bancroft and Dickinson, and others — but the old set -the old set say to the Republicans, t Lay the pieces carefully together in their places; put the gunpowder and the match in again, say the Constitution backward instead of your prayers, and there will never be another rebellion!
I doubt it. It seems to me that like causes will produce like effects.
If the reason of the war is because we are two nations, then the cure must he to make