How stands the West?
--The Parkersburg News answers the question:
Four-fifths of the counties in Western Virginia
, taking the Blue Ridge
as the line, will give majorities for secession.
Not far from three-fourths of the counties in Virginia
west of the Alleghanies
will go for secession.
A decided majority of the counties in North-western Virginia
, west of the Alleghanies
and north of the Kanawha
, will be for secession.
Not over three or four counties in North-western Virginia
off of the line of Pennsylvania
, will give majorities for remaining under Lincoln
's Government, while at least as many of the counties on the Northern State
lines will go for secession.
Under such circumstances the project for a division of the State
, by a formation of a new State out of even Northwestern Virginia
, is simply ridiculous.