The Irish and coercion.
--The "Irish News," a very respectable organ of the Irish population in New York, says:
"There is a talk of an army of 60,000 men, to be furnished by New York and others of the border free States, and commanded by Gen. Scott
, for the purpose of putting down South Carolina
and bringing the rest of the Southern States
God protect society from such a stroke of strategy.
North could not put down the South
But they who would put down the South
are only a fanatical fragment of the North
; and it is the North
itself which would probably rue the rising of such an armament.
The lovers of a free fight all round will wish for such a state of things.
But we suspect they will not see it. Gen. Scott
is an impulsive man; but he is not crazy.
He would not dare to advise such an outburst in the country, and could no more control it than a child."