Spirit of the Southern people.

London Times observes that such a the subjugation of the Southern people impossible, if the Southern spirit is up and is resolved to have independence of hazards. This is the only point with the Times appears to entertain even after its knowledge of the triumphs of the Yankees in the West. question the spirit and valor of the people, but it says that it remains to whether they are capable of making of property as may be required establishment of their independence.

should think the occurrences of the past satisfy the most skeptical upon this The people of the South have not hitherto from any sacrifices demanded They have given their posses to the cause with a lavish generosity precedent in history, and they have destroyed the staples of their soil as they were in danger of falling into the of the enemy. We are at a loss to know better proofs they could give of being earnest Moreover, were they capable of their country for the purpose of pre their property, that miserable resort ignoble and selfish soul is no longer The enemy has left them no such Universal confiscation is his evi determination. The war debt has in to such a colossal figure that the ex of the taxes which would be wrong the South would of itself render valued every man's possessions. The avowed policy of the Government is another at the very vitals of Southern for deprived of its peculiar labor, berth grounds of the South must inevitably worthless.

that, on the score of interest alone, it is to expect that the spirit of the South will prove equal to the emergency, especially in the opinion of all mankind, the counties never be conquered until our souls are --a subjugation which no earthly but ourselves can effect. The Times, the article referred to, has spoken of the of the American Revolution as an exam of the impossibility of conquering a county of extensive territory. It says it was this rather than our armies, which secured triumph of American independence However this may be, the Times, if familiar with the history of that struggle must be aware that the unconquerable which it justly applauds as essential to was pre-eminently the spirit of the Whilst slower to act than the North beginning of the war, and having no of selfish interest for a separation, it turned back after it had once laid its to the plough, nor showed any signs of or exhaustion from the beginning and of the contest. It was the lofty and heroic valor of the South which to the American Revolution its stern and spirit of endurance that which refusal counsel from defeat and which pluck flowers of hope from the very cavern of Washington spoke the spirit of the South when he declared that if beaten low lands he would retire to the moun sad there rally around him the men who raise his bleeding country from the We do not believe that his native land degenerated.

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