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VOtmmW^ CAMDEN, SOUTH-CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 13, 1S50. NUMBER 73.
THE CAMDEN JOURNAL.
PUtfiiSHRD BY
THO. Jl WARREN & C. A. PIUCU,
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CLARK MILLS.
Tis God-like art whose mighty hand
Has wrought the marble into form,
lias wreathed the lightnings round bis brow
And curbed the raging of the storm.
And thus the mighty, mind of Mills,
With geuius to the world unknown,
Mas waked the star of sculpture, which
E're this o'er eastern lauds has shone.
Son of the land of chivalry?
The warrior of the iro.i nerve.
Whomever with the robe or sword,
Frcm duty's pall; was known to swerve.
DeaWtjas no victory 10 ooa?i
O'eriiira who lives by native art,
. A CarQliuiau.baQtl .should mould ,
WhatJjpro.aCarolinian heart
The'migfify geinbs bfthe one,
I I.is spolce th3 otber intajife,..
With ail the ardor in his eye.
Which blazed amid the hold of strife.
T *' .--J. "
Then Jet a world-wide honor laud
Hjin who the hope of genius fills?. '
The seiif-tyu^rarlist of tlie west,
Our nation's jtride?the sculptor Mills.
'Camden, S.C. . CONSTANCY.
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YOU WlixLi ruttuxri aa.
Forget thee??,.ivhen the valley stream
Forgets its pebWed path:
The flower that droops beneath the wave
Each pleasing hue it bath;
When morn forgets the eastern sky,
Or nopu her gteriouS^Cfod.
Or evethe soft deliciofcs dew,
That cools her fragrant sod.
If hearts, are held as blessings be,
Thy memory shall not pass from me.
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.Forget thee! 'twas a thought unkind,
It breathed hot friendship's strain,
But rather told of fickleness,
Of vow. and promise vain.
Recall it! fora future horn?
God speed it bright and near!
Shall prove to thee how false it was,
And I, how all sincere.
For only when I silent be, '
Thy memory shall pass from me.
I IBI I A I
?l)? ?lio.
~ .
A Centejiarian*?^The cpiisij* marshal I o
the Fourth ward informs lift that he haddiscov.
cred a colored woman aged 103, who wan horn
a slave in Fairfax cmin'y, Va. She retains
her memory almost unimpaired, and year* of
life seem yet before her4 health being good. She
remembers many of the events, ofihe revolution,
has spoken to George .Washington- when the
great "Fatber'-Vwas in the harness of war, and
remembers distinctly the appearance and costume
of the old heroes.? Cincinnati Com.
Cuba.?A.Creole in Havana, being examined
in geography, was asked:
44WhaUsrthe.capital ofSpain?"
He replied? '
"Spain has hofcapital?she is hopelessly
bankrupt."
The master willing to probe then asked?
4lf Spain has no capital, what interest does
she pay on her debt?,"
"Not any?Cuba pays the interest."
An Editor's Retort.?At a late festival, a
pretty Miss waited on the editor with a pie-plate
of an antique manufacture, in the centre of
which lit* espied the following couplet:
"One sweet kiss,
Is.fhe price of this!"
This excited his naturally amorous disposition,
and as soon as an opportunity presented, he
motioned the young lady to bis side, and pointing
with his knife to the lines, said "Young lady,
your p?y is ready whenever you present your
buir
Tiik Wife.?It is astonishing to see how
well a man may live on a small income, who
has a handy and industrious wife?Some men
liveandinake.il far better a[?pearance on six
or eight dollars, than others do on double thai
amount. The man does his part well: but the
wife is good for nothing. She will even upbraid
her husband for not living in as good
style as her neighbor?while the limit is en.
tiroly lu?r own. His neighbor has a neat, capable
and industrious wile, and that makes the
difference. His wife on the other hand, is a
whirlpool into which a gieai many silver cups
might be thrown, and the appearance of the
water would remain unchanged. No Nicliolas
the diver is there lo-restorr rhcwasted trea- 1
sure. It is only an insult for such a woman to
talk to her husband about love and her devotion.
I
Rich Joke.?An Irishman went a fishing,
and among other things he hauled in was a
large sized turtle. To enjoy the surprise of
the servant girl he placed it in her bedroom.
The next morning, the first that bounced into I
the breakfast room was Biddy, with the exHa- I
mation of? 'Be Jabbers, I've got the divil!" I
"What devil?" inquired the head of the house,
feigning surprise. I
"Why, Ihe ImiII bed-bug. wore, thai ban l?een i
al..i?' I he eliilrireti fnr ihp last tWO IHOTllhs." 1
(Jen. Jackson fought at the battle of New
Orleans on the 8lli of January, 1815, which took
place on Sunday, aud died on the 8lh day of
June. 1845, which was Sunday also. From
the 8th day of January, 1815 until the 8th day
of June, 1845, the time being 30 years and 5
months, with 12 calendar mouths in a year,
would make precisely to a day, 305 months,
aud corresponding to the number (305) days
in a year?so that from the time the lamented
hero fought at New Orleans, to the oaj on
which he died, it was a year of mouths." (305.)
\ friend of ours says he is growing weaker
and weaker every day. He has got so now,
that he can't "raise" five dollars.
\n Editok's Lifk.?"Few persons who
read their Tribuneat breakfast," says Horace
Oreely in a recent number ol that journal, "ran '
conceive lint amount oi mental anrl manual toil
which has combined to fill tip the columns over 1
which the eye moves so easily; but a moment's
reflection on the facts above stated will show ?
them that it is by no means trifling. No man i
labors burtfer?rtnrTT"Tl ' Itfiihfbl'7 " CTlllcr
peisons have hours free for repose or recrea- |
lion but he has not. Other duties may lie 1
postponed, but his are inexorable. Sleep or
amusement be enjoys as it were by stealth, and '
with constant liability to interruption. When <
alter midnight, fancying that the work of the ?
day is over, he turns his steps homeward, it is {
always with a half present iinent of a recall to I
the office and to new fatigues. The public par- {
dons neg.ect in others of its servants, but is I
utimcrcilul with him. lie must be ever fresh, <
ever mi ihn alert. lie is U worker almost on I
the principle ?>l a perpetual motion, I
'"Alike to him in time or tide,
December's wiow or July'* |>ri.!e,
Alike lo him is tide or time,
Moonless midnight or matin prime."
Awl thin he lives tin intense and crowded life, J
and early finishes hie career. An nged editor (
is a rarity.
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^ Sclcctci) (Sale j
A LEGEND OF MEXICO.
Fernando < ortes and hi* handful of advpiitu- '
rerx were on their march towaid the imj><*ii:>I
eiiy of .Montezuma* Night o vim took them as
they emerged Iroin a deep ruvine among the
mountains. into an open plain watered by a
email rivulet Ileside the stream they halted
and pitched their tents; and having partaken
of a slight refreshment, the whole troop threw
themselves upon the ground in the attitude of |
attention, while Donna Marina, the beautiful
Indian interpretress, related to them a legend
of her native country.
"I have already told you," she began, "that '
the riiy of Teznico was once the capital of tlii<
empire. Nezahnalcoyoll there held his court, '
which was ihoie magnificent than that of any
preceding monarch. Bui at the time in which '
mv story begins, his long and glorious reign
was drawing to a close, lie had been, surres. 1
sively, h warrior, a statesman, a poet, and a
philosopher, and so humane and munificent a
prince, that his subjects might easily have been
persuaded to pay him divine honors. All the 1
? - a ....ki.an r.'i<iir<'H iirwlfr the shadow
HUtllJIia HI .IlluniiMv . j--?- -- - - of
his mm, and though he had fought his way
to the throne. he needed now no warlike weapon
to defend it. Hut Nezahu.ilcoyoll was old,
and he desired to see his son united in rnarri
ago to the Princess Torquosa, and firmly estub
lished as his successor, before his depaiture to
the land of shades.
' Piince Nezahnalpilli, was majestic in perRon,
grave in manners, and possessed of a coin.
?,k.,n.!uii mid nltilosorihic mind. He had made
|;ic.K.m.> ?. ,
great proficiency in mathematics, astrology,
ami (ho science ol war, while his royal father
himself had instructed him in the rites of re|igion,
charging him to ?o ship tho invisible
. God and his ministers, tho sun, moon, and stars
This prince possessed, also, in his youlh. social
and more gentle virtues. He was just, hut generous,
and though a brave warrior like his father,
like him ho was also humane and merciful.
Ho was more fond of retirement than a
court, and preferred study to tho din of arms ;
yet, in limes of necessity or danger, no prince
was ever wiser in council or more brave in hat.
lie.
"Such was Nczahualpilli, the heir to tho
throne of Tezonco, and Jhe destined husband
of the beautiful and beloved To.quosa.
Descended from that illustrious but benign
race who brought to Amihuac just law* and purer
faith, the Princess Torquosa inherited their
benignity of manners, their loftiness and equa.
nimily of mind. Wherever she appeared she
was regarded as a superior being. The peo.
pie prostrated themselves before her palanquin
with as much reverence ns before ihat.of the
emperor. She was called by the minstrels,
i he I'oltec uiaide.il,''the bird of the valley,' and,
the sweet singing bird, of the royal eagle's
nest.' Her dark, sad eyes, her raven tresses,
her pearly teeth, and brilliant smile, are still
commemorated in our song* and still on the
lake ofTezcuco, in a. clear evening, a solitary
liontman will sometimes pass you, singing some
strain of an ancient melody to 'the Toltec maiden's
charms.
In the imperial palace a long suite of apartments
were appointed to the Princess Torqtiosa.
They overlooked one of the great courts and
royal gardens, and were furnished with rare
taste and magnificence. Bright (lowers or gay
landscapes were wrought in need;ework upon
the carpets, while the ceilings were of finest
wood, and carved by the most skilful artisans in
the empire. She sat or reclined upon luxuri
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vessels of delicate porcelain or gold, studded
with gems, and fair maidens of noble birth stirrounded
and attended her, walked barefoot in
her presence, and wearing over their rich garmem*
the coarso relies oi va?salage. The princess
herself was clothed in fine cotton, ornamented
with the emerald and torqnoise. She
ivore also, when she left the palace, a mantle
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I gorgeous ieaiiier-\vorK, wnue ever iier i??ng,
ilack tresses and high, pale forehead waved
he while and graceful plume of ihe ostrich.
li was her custom ti> walk often, at evening,
ipon the roof of the palace, accompanied by her
naideiis. The prospect from thence was sinfiilarly
beautiful, On the one side lav the city
>f Tezcuco, then the first in the empire ; on the
it her, the sparkling waters of the lake, so gay
.villi its light boats and floating gardens; while
lir down in the distance appeared the fairy isand
of the Lord of BsUpalapun, and right opjosite
tiie palaces, the tcocaliisaiid busy streets
d'the ancient city of Mexico.
Hut I must hasten to my tale, for the evening
wanes.
The time had been appointed for the tnarri.
ige of the jirip.ee and princess. Active proper-.
tUoils' liaii been made tlirougimiu-ine empire,
Liid on the following (iny (hat event was to take
luce which had been so long anticipated.?
The palace whs a scene of festivity and
riii? fragrance of flowers hi led all the aparliients
; cooling fountains were playing in the
;ourts and gardens ; I tie countenance of the old
onperor beamed with smiles; and the usually
?iave and thoughtful expression of the princely
In idegroom had given place to one of open
gladness. The sweet'bride had sat all day in
tier own apartments, surrounded by her muiJens
; sometimes sitting in pensive silence, the
lights and shadows parsing by turn over her
lovely lace, and sometimes singing snatches of
sweet songs, wiih a voice so full oi melody that
hey seemed to overflow from her very heart.
So the day at length passed on, and twilight
iva< deepening into night, when the prince
sought Torquosu, mid they ascended together
he palace roof, ll was such an evening >u
his. The moon thotie brightly over the statey
city and the clear waters, while the royal
overs walked together and talked of the glow,
tig future, with us much happiness us it their
ot had not b'M'ii so high.
The laige, hold eyes of the prince, that flashm1
so terrible upon his enemies, were now soft ned
into love ; nod the voice so high and lotid,
ha-' it was heard thiougliout his hosts in the
nidst ?.<" faille, was how as low and sweet as
he music, oj the Ciisiiiinn lute. And well might
ie tliu^ look ami spent;.jvhen lie gazed upon
hose teHlures, so foil ol triit-tifig atfeciion and
Miliaut hope. The cheek ol the princess seem d
to glow with a brighter and richer bloom
han ever before, and an unwonted light and
icauty sparkled in her clear e\es.
'They tell me,' she said, 'that this world is
me of sorrow ; 1ml I have never fotitid it so.?
My path has ever been like llisit of yonder moon
h rough 1 lie serene heavens; no c'otid has
crossed it ; and such the astrologers tell me it
shall be to the end. I believe them, and re|oiee
for thy sake. Yes, my beloved, thy path
uid n ine are the same, and while I live it shall
never be darkened.'
Ah ! truly,' replied the enraptured prince,
lorgelting his philosophy*, 4it shall be as thou
Imst said ; while, thou live.-st I shall never know
il'irL-nu^c fur til..11 I... lit lint it IHTOetOal
IJIII nuv r?OJ * ll</M 0IIUIV l#w %w ? | ? ? light.'
While the prince nnd princess were thus conversing,
they did nut observe a female figure,
which crouched at a little distance ir<?m them,
and listened breathlessly to their words. It
was the figure of an Aztec slave, who had been
taken captive by the prince in war, and. preBellied
to his destined bride.
When they turned to descend into the palace
she was gone. She had entered their presence
imperceived, and nnperceived departed. The
prince accompanied Torqiiosa to her apart
incuts, where they separated with a cheerful
'good night.'
'HI ! 1 * ? 1 l.?*l
i lie princess was nnmeuimciv nurruunuru
by her attendants, who assisted to disrobe her,
and slie lay down upon her conch with a light
and happy heart.
Sho had sunk into a soft and pleasant slum*
her, and her maidens ulso were wrapped in pro(bund
repose, when a light and stealthyi read
might have been heard in Iter chamber, and the
form of the Aztec slave bent over her. With
a malignant and envious gaze the wretched menial
bent her eye upon that innocent, unconscious
(ace. Tnrquosa's long, dark tresses fell
like a cloud ovpr her delicate bosom, one glow,
ing cheek rested on a slender transparent
hand, a smile still lingered on her.lip,'nn'd owr"
all, like a glow of sujiJigb?;^vas shed that lofty
and serene expreatfftm which marked her Toltec
origin. .**'
R,.,iniiOil nnd hannv.' exclaimed the Astee.
'beautiful and happy, royal and beloved, thou
.^balt not live. The prince I adore is thy lover
?Ihy husband to-morrow. To-morrow' whpre
wilt thou be to-morrow? ' No! his path shirt!
no longer be illuminated by lime ! So, the as1
trologers have, foretold that tby life shall be. always
happy, but thou canst die ! Ay, die in
thy youth, thy bloom, and by the hand ol' an .
alien and a slave. He thought not of that last
| ni?ht?he thought not when he, scorned my love
I that I could dream of vengeance. But softshe
may awake. I must be quick, or the bird,
the singing bird, will escape me yet. Now,
hateiJ Toltec, thy time has come !'
fSo saying, the fierce Aztec drew from her
robe the fatal weapon. It flashed a moment
| in the moonlight which streamed like a guarI
dian over the sleeping maiden, and was then
| buried in her bosom, ; She uttered no groan,
for the knife found a direct passage to her heart.
So passed the sweet Princess Torquosa to
the land of shadows.' The astrologers were
right?she died before her noon, but lived with.
' out a sorrow.
With a smile of savage exultation, the slave
drew the bloody weapon from the bosom of the
princpss, and hastily Jell the apartment.
The morning dawned with more than usual
glory. The valley of Mexico was all spread
out in the sunlight, glowing with beauty, and
full of animation and joyousness.
The population of the whole empire were
abroad at early dawn, anxious to celebrate, with
suitable festivities, the marriage of their renowned
prince They might be seen in gay
groups in the markets, public roads, and gardens,
on the roofs ot the houses, and on the
(mats Anrl islands of the lake, in their holidav
dresses, adorned with flowers, and carrying
large nosegays of fragrant honey suckles and
roses. Banners waved, music played, and the
priests in long procession wound slowly up the
sides of the leocallis, with waving censers and
choicest offerings, seeking to propitiate the gods.
The young prince, with a light heart, leaped- I
from his couch, and having been magnificently
attired, sought the apartments of his bride, fol.
lowed by a crowd of attendant ndblesr Alas!
alas! tradition, tells us that, after the
sight he saw.thucAT.i>i:inca-Nffza.lHiapillt' was a
changed man. He became stern even to sever*
ity, and was never known to smile. He lived
to be firmly established on the. throne of his father,
and then to sen his empire pass into otherhands.
But the changes in his fortune affected
him but little since the dark and sudden night
which had fallen upon his youth.
lie died at lust in obscurity. Some say that
the Aztec slave followed him through life like
an evil spirit, and at last, in his age and decre
piltide, destroyed him with the same weauon
which had drunk up the iile.blood of the Princess
Torquosa, in her youth and bloom. But
be that as it may, you may still see, in a moonlight
evening, two slatelv firms hovering over
the palace roof of the Lord of Tezcuco, the one
resembling a warrior prince, the other a beau
teous maiden apparailcd as a bride."
As Donna Marina finished her tale, the Spaniel.
irnnor-.il iruili im liia irnil.ir unit iilnv'Pifft soft
..... .............. -J. ...? n? I?J Caslilian
air, The hold.cavaliers around him
were subdued by Ihe p'aililive strain and ihe
sad legend, and their thoughts wand'rod alternalely
from the barbaric splendours of the New
World to their native country?from "the Toller.
maiden" and her royal lover, to the homes
and lures so iar away.
Jknny Lind's Brothkb.?The Bridgewator
(Kngland) Times say*: It will be interest- *
ing to many of our readers to hear that last
week John Lind, mariner, of Stockholm, son of
Hans Lind, School master, and brother of Jen
ny, the ''Swedish iNigtitnigule," was married in
the Register office in (his town, to Miss Mary
Ciee, ol PillgAenily. John had not seen his sis- i
ter lor many years tinti! he accidentally trie! her
the other day at Liverpool, on her professional
visit to that place. Jenny presented him vviih <
a handful of pocket money, hut John, like his
other tun. lirntliiirH j" ?'?lo mnl WOTK
(or tii? bread, arid if Ids sister were to offer him "
annuity to exempt him from lahor ho would not
accept it. He spoke in the most affectionate
terms of his sister, staling that she had supported
her father and mother since the was sixteen
years of age.
Tiir Fbe.vks of Fortcnr.?The New
York Day Rook says there is a man in that city
who has seen some fifty summers, of a good
i stature nnd commanding figure, who drives a
I Waverly omnibus, and who has actually grown
| gray in the service. He commenced this ocj
ciipation in March 13S3, now more than seventeen
years past, and has pursued it most
ofthe time since. His talher was a wealthy
upholsterer for many years in Maiden Lane, and
now he is a rich retired old gentleman, highly
respectable, on Long Island. The son is a man
of fine capacity, has a more than ordinary intellect,
and is handsomely educated. His fast
living for a while pretly rapidly dissolvee two
moderate fortunes, which together wiih some
. r -i._ .i! ....>.,.,,1 l>.?tw<>r*ii himself and fa
ramny .... ... .....
ther. All ill feelings arc now over. His lather
has given him $40,000, a small portion of
which ho will receive?the interest of which
he draws as he desires and appropriates as he
likes. He lives with his family in a snug cottage
in 2'2d street, in a quiet christian like way, still
following his profession ofstago driving, because
he. likes it?because 'tis his pastime?because
he earns his living (by it and not from compel
sion. Many of the ten thousand passengers
who ride in that excellent line have, doubtless
I'J ' 1 ? >. 1
remarked this extraordinary man with fait piercing
Mack eye, bis long black hair now mixed
with white, his brownAface, bis tall and rather
8'ender figure, his broad brimmed hat and the
rapidity of his. movements,?his stage passengers
little thinking that they were thrusting
their six-pences into the fingers that bad at tfaeir
command $40,000.
11 , .
A teacher one day, endeavoring to make *
pupil understand the nature and application of
a passive verb, said;
"A passive verb inexpressive of the nature
of receiving an action,, as P*ter is beaten,?
Now. what dufpeterlh^i. (t
Wall I rlnn't l/n/tur " onut tliA K/kw
" v"? * ""J |X?U3fll^
a moment, with the gravest countenance imagt.
nable, "without he hollered."
} r *v
Mr. Jenkins, will it suit you to settle that
old account of yours V' ' '
"No. sir, you are mistaken in the man?I
am not one of the old settlers!"
Political Department
POSITION OF GEORGIA.
We copy from the Gorgia Sentinel an article.
on the position of one of the glorious old Thirteen.
In the times that tried men's soul*, Georgia
was as true to the honor and' ititere#^
of the infant colonies as the needle to the pole;'
UIIU Ili/W, " IICII Iiuiiiirin appicpwwn auu uiMI*
patiun is forcing the Soul b to show her true
colors, this noble old State is still found on the .,L
side of justice and equality. Were every State 4
to take this position the fanaticism which has
raged so voilently in the Northnrn parts of this
Union would soon he quelled, and the proceedings
of Congress assume a more' liberal shade.
VVe commend the article to the carefuTalien. .
tion of our readers that they may read and understand
their duties :?Wilmington Aurora.
' The eyes of public men in every section of *
the Union are turned to the position which oor
State is to assume in the present crisis. The
action of her last Legislature has placed ber in '
the van of the movement, and such is. the relation
which she now sustains to the other-Southern
States and to the Union, that it may verjr
certainly be predicted, Ma* goes Ueorgiauso
goes the JSoutb," The position is.a proud-one;
it is an unenviable one, because it is the moel
responsible which has ever ytU daiolfed -apod
any State in confederacy. VV steam 41&
Ci Eonou i>o ?. _Xhe question conies bnmte-?*^
every man whose vbre m^W^iojfecide oar
course at the ballot bos. It is, one beabould
wei.gh well, and having determlnedTlfe^pdthr ?if'
duty he should firmly plant his feet there oncaf.
ing forconsequences. It Is time the people should
make up their minds on this question. If we
have not misinterpreted the import ofthe limes,
the crisis is fast approaching, and we should bw *
prepared for it. There is very little doubt uoir
that we shall soon witness the happening of una of
these contingencies upon which it is made'
the duty of the Governor to assemble a convention
of the people of Georgia for the purpose
of determining the mode and measure of redress.
There is but one mode of redress when that
contingency shall have happened, and that is
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for the peopleto derennine is, shall Georgia secede,
if California is admitted as a State with
her present boundaries and constitution ? For
our own part, we have considered this matter
well; we have endeavored to divest its considaration
of everything like passion or predjudice,
and have determined our position solely
with honest references to the honor, the inter,
ests and the djty ofthe South. We have taken
this position, and we intend to maintain it until
the South has honored her cause in victory, or disgraced
her name in submission. We know
that those whom we regret to call opponents,^.^
have painted a gloomy future of secession. Wo"> -,
believe they have permitted their fears rather
iindirmant to sketch the Dicture. hut what
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if their, predictions bo true? 'Are men to be
driven from a position assumed in honest obedi. $
piich to principle, from a servile fear of the consequences?
It may be high-minded consentstism
in politics to do so, but he who acts upon
this- plan in every day life, deservedly wears ~
the nranu ol Coward. Hut the horrors of dig *
union U-??ii*<rrnble r.T"mia w going-;?
to make.war upon the South for seceding from/
the Union? The fourth ? What.would she*
gain, nay, what would she lose by it!- Would
she attempt to coerce the South, back into the
Union? We do not believe there is a sensible
man in the Union who would answer this question
affirmatively. Then who isgoing to make
war upon us? Whose throats would shed the>
"ocean of blood" through which we ure told we
will have to wade to disunion?
n..i Qru nm>?Mled to bv our love of the
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Union, by our veneration for (he good and great,
names of better days, and our devotion to the|
''stars and stripes" not to dissolve the Govern*
ment. The appeal should be made to our op.
pressors and not to us. The same appeal, with
as much propriety, might have been made in'
1776, to the memorable sir uggles of?the people
ol England (or their right*. Our own more
recent contests for freedom, speaks in.thunder
tones, in reprobation of the very course to which
we are now invijted. How much more intoler.'
?M.. urn thn outrages now imoosed bv the
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North upon the South, than were the grievances
lor which our forefiUhurs then went to war?
It has been said that they took up arena for
preamble; certainly it was a contest for principles
not more sacred than are those involved in
the present sectional controversy, and are wo'
to he told that Georgia will falter in her devotion
to those principles? Wo cannot believe
it, nor will we, until wo arc compelled lo hang
our head in humiliating acknowledgment of ib?j
fact/'""

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