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A "Big Job"

In the report of Postmaster General Blair's eech in Cleveland, Ohio, is the following:

‘ "The speaker did not believe, however, that he mission of the African American citizen to be completed in the home of their bond. Their destiny is to open to mankind the American tropics. This had been Jefferson's view. They will strike the fetters from Cuba and make it bloom like the fabled Hesperides, under the cis-Atlantic influence."

Cuba may discover by this official disclosure of Black Republican designs that the instincts wise which have prompted her to sympathize with the Southern cause. It is not slavery in the Confederate States alone that Mr. Lincoln proposes to abolish. It is slavery in West Indies also, and in Cuba first and remost. The Washington Government has ng fixed a greedy eye on Cuba, and the gem of the Western archipelago is to be its next victim. Happily, the power of the United States is not equal to its maker. It is not equal to the task of subjugating the States which it claims as its own, much less of over ning the American tropics and defying the combined powers of England, France, and in

The fanaticism which prates about opening tropics to mankind and making them m like the fabled Hesperides, by abolish slavery, is blind to the fact that the only of the tropics which are thus open and coming are those in which slavery is re whilst barren and desert places of a fertile region are those in which slavery been abolished. Cuba, the slave island, ming with prosperity, whilst St. Domingo Jamille have become little better than a But what cares fanaticism for facts and experience? It is a madman who applies the torch to his own habitation and chuckles over the glare of the fire and the brilliancy of the illumination. A lunatic asylum is the only proper abode for Black Republican philosophers.

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