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The road to independence. It may reconcile us to the protracted length of the war, that, by no other means could our independence be securely established, or our separation from the United States made real and complete. The plants of most rapid growth are the soonest to decay. If we had achieved our liberties with case we should have parted from them without difficulty. We should have valued our independence at the price it cost us, and if we had gained it after the first battle of Manassas, have been by this time on the road to reconstruction. If there is a nation on the face of the earth which ever obtained permanent independence after a short war, we know not where to look for its history. We cannot make ourselves a new people in a day. We must go through a baptism of fire and blood; we must be subjected to the seven times-heated furnace of tribulation, and bear with patience the slow processes of moulding into new forms, before we can cease to be the things that we