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SUDBURY, SATURDAYy NOVEMBER 80, 1861. vol; xxiv.nius. BY JNO. G. A.

YOUNGMAN. an institution of thsNorth. Where, then, Incidents of the Among the interesting incidents of the trado of Long Ibland Sound, or to be used only as "ferry boats, and Consequently were unfit for the wide and stormy ocean. By Saturday evening the storm had lulled, and the ocean waves were no longer running mountain high, when some of the fleet again hove in sieht i-u' a HtAD Quarters, 79 JV. T.

High J' THE CAZETTE IS rBSLtSHSD BT JOHN G. A. A. YOOSOMAK. ASKST TRilT, EA LY OHOSITS BOTSL TEEMS Of SUBSCEIPTION.

Two Dollars per annum. deduction to rirrr cents uu7 4e nuzde if paid in advancel Payment before the expiration of the year will is considered an givance payment. A failure to notify a wish to discontinue at end of the will be considered as a tery. During the heat of the engagement," the Tamil gunboat Mercury ran boldly, right under the enemy's guns, until she was! Out of their range on the ocean and' then ffy at the rear end of the battery:" Undel he circumstances this was- a brilliant action. 1 The battery on Bay Point, called Fort Beauregard, and commanded by Capt.

T. -Elliott, -of the secession army, bad berri silenced at the first round. An immense rifled cannon Is lying near where I am writing, hrokf n'aun-' der, the negroes tell us, by man of war shsr hairing been sent into tbe muzzle when, load-, ed and just ready to fire. "By lhe explosion five men were killed, and Captain Elliott wis laughter. But no mora of that, let me talk on America.

I thank you, Mr. Wood, and yon, gentlemen, for your good wishes for peace, but we want no peace. You say England is with us. i I know that she is against us, and has been from the first. No, no, I say "yes, yes and the question is how.

much plain talking can you stand from a man who loves his wife, his children, and his God, but who loves his country more than nil, loud cheers, for a matt without a country is unworthy of wife and and poor God-forsaken devil had better die hear, hear, and this, gentlemen, is what England has recommended. England's neutrality has already cost thousand lives she has made a great But what about thotination of our Fleet some 15,000 sailing Sith: 11 Where are we -to land All the coasris Secession, and wherever we may make" the attempt, we are sure to meet with armed resistance. Our cause is just. We are going to try to put down treason and is contrary to God's subycrsive of the best government on earth. Let us then be true to our God, true toTnif munirfrmr77Ztt1ltyw.h effectually silenced, and in battle at Port Royal, wefe the folio ing whioh we gather from various sources une 01 tne powoer ooys ou iue xenvuie, William Henry Steele by name, deserves particular mention, He is only fourteen years a bright, active fellow, and per formed his duties with signal bravery.

It was his duty to hand cartridges to one of the gunners. While the B'60'6 was in the thickest of the engagement the balls whistled fiercely over the deck and splashed about in the water, but he never A large rifled shot' struck the water some distance from the steamer, bounded upward, aridr crushing through theJieam, tore- through the- btiea'Cy---" ing near him at his gun, and wounded two others. He handed his cartridge to the gunner, and, stepping over the bodies, brought a fresh supply of ammunition, with which he continued his labors, the fight, Capt. Steedman, in thanking his men for their noble conduct, especially commended tho bravery of young Steele. During a part of, tho time the Bienville was the mark for almost the entire fire of both rebel batterfes, and her crew displayed the greatest heroism.

The first shot fired at her struck, and was one of the most serious. Her guns were in such constant use that they became hot and almost leaped from the at each It is really wonderful that her damage is so very im material. 'Beyond a hole between decks, another through the beam, just at the lower part of the gunwale, a cut shroud and a battered stove pipe, (not evoke stack,) she is unharmed. 1. I he Wabash also camo in for a share of the fight A cannon shot passed along her deck and struck Thomas Jackson, the coxswain.

The hall nearly carried away one of his legs, leaving jt so that it hung only by shreds of 'flesh and Leaning against a gun, he drew rut his sheath-knife and tried to cut it off entirely. The knife Was too dull, and his shipmates hastened to him and carried him below. He kept constantly asking how the fight progressed, saying, "I hope we'll win hope we'll beat diedinJwQ hours, his last words expressing happiness that he had done something for his country. The effect of our fire on the forts was ter ribly grand and majestic. Some shots strnck the beach before the fortifications.

throwing up clouds of the yellow sand high as a ship's mast, driving its blinding shower in the faces of the secession gunners like volleys of small shot, sometimes driving them from their guns, and sometimes forcing them to fall upon their Some shots and shells fell directly in the forts among; the rebels, and. bursting- in a mo men "after, literally" tore everything near them in pieces, occasionally dismounting UUn, and mingling broken caissons, car- Viages, splinters of timber, tufts of sod, and ffragments of men in horrible confusion blackened by the hot balls, and reel with human blood. Other missiles whizzed over the forts on the long plain behind, or still farther on, crashed among the woods in a continual shower, through whioh the rebel reinforcements dared not venture to relieve the gunners at the batteries. At Hilton Head two red-shirted gunners labored ac tively at a large rifled cannon on the right 01 the work, loading and bring it with the greatest rapidity and daring. During a lull in the firing, while the fleet was winding the batteries to take position for another brush, the two red-shirted gunners sat on the parapet alone, all.

tbe others having re tired to the interior of the A shell from one of the gunboats in Skull Croek struck On "the parapet, and with white smoke cloud in the' Dattery. When the smoke cleared away the red-shirts, were gone doubtless killed by the shell. In the evening our dead were buried in a beautiful grove of palmetto, orange and fig trees, just a little distance outside the fort. Over each grav(e a guard of mariries fired a farewell volley, and a neat board at the head chronicled the names Of each. A mockingbird whistled from a neighboring palmetto as the band concluded a dirge.

The contrabands were subjects of espe- oial interest Many came into the camp with a squeeling pig" under one arm, or a turkey, or a tine ham, or snouider of bacon, and a little bundle of clothes, or other goods tied up in a handkerchief. Une old fellow, with mercantile propensities, and black as xyrian darlcness, except nis ainy gray tutts of wool, tugged a wagon-load of knapsacks and military accoutrements into camp, hav ins collected them on the rebel road of Pulling off his ragged, rimless straw hat, and bowing and scraping obsequiously. he inauired "if massa Yankees would take dem tings and let ole Tim stay wid dem." His wishes were kecommodatdreud he ex pressed his satisfaction with an emphatic "brfe-s the Lor. massa. Anotner one said Lord.

mass, we'se so Vlad. We've pray ed de good Lord to send yet" Yankee and we knowpi yon se comin Ai 1 tp a whip found on the 1 a k'-ve if he knew what ruess 6.8 5 in," a.d he l.h a sus 'it does England find food for sympathy with the damned traitors in this hell-born con- Was it the North or South who sent the contributions to Ireland in their dis tress. Hear hear. .1 Was it the North or South who put the flags at half-mast on the death of Havelook cheers, and tell, me, gentlemen, who -received the son of your Queen with open arms, but the proud chil dren of our northern BoilingH oyer with good-will to England, we took the Prince, and embraced him, because we lov; ed this old land and its mighty associations. Cheers.

We loved to mix our history and lose it even in yours. 1 Cheers. We loved your Christian Queen and showed all ese things in the warm and honest tion we gave hereon. Loud All this was in the North, but when he crossed the border into the slave oountry, he hastened away quickly for fear of repeated insult? Yea, gentleman, it was in the capital of the so-called Confederate States, Richmond, that the Prince of Wales feared the action of the mob, and saw for the first time that he was not welcome in the land where once his ancestors ruled. 'Hear, and true Knowing, then, that all these acts of violence and hostility against England came from the South, you can imagine the disgust of the North, at reading the Times day after day, and the Telegraph, the Herald, the Chron icle, and nearly all the entire British press, encouraging the rebels 1 on in their unchris tian work 1 England has made a mistake fatal mistake.

To make sure that I am not in tbe wrongs! am preparing a book of opinions of the press extracts from speech, es of members of Parliament and the Ministry, which will prove the hostility of Eng land against the Federal power. Mr. Bell asks, how could we have done otherwise than remain neutral. But I maintain that you are not neutral. When you find two boys at blows, you must not forget that while you do not enter the ring, the more you hurrah for Bill tho stronger it makes him, and the more it discourages Joe.

You cheer one side continually and hiss the other, and call it neutrality. Hear, hear and applause. However, it has taught America one lesson thafe ia, not to putior trust in princes, laughter, but to rely on her own strong arms. It has opened her eyes to ma ny things, but none more important than this namely that England may war with Russia," France with Austria, and all Eu- rope may be biasing away with the flash of! musketry, the clank of armor, and the sound of without America being effected, But when America, desirous of showing off her military nature, gets up a little nation. al sham fight within her own borders in three months' time, with a million of rifles, discharges a million of revolvers, and has her artillery booming on every hill I say, when the American people, in the absence of foreign war "get up grand review, '''and Kiu ten tnousand traitors on the Vhampt au Mars 01 tne rotomao, all the world trem- blingly stops to gaze, and all the world's commerce becomes deranged.

Hear, hear Eittropfr may fight, but America cares not. America plays with firearms to keep her hand in, and Europe is pale with fear, for it has come to pass that the commerce of the United States with Europe sums up each year one hundred million of pounds sterling? Stop this commerce for twelve months, and millions here are thrown out of employ ments Hear. Jiven my friend, Mr. Wood, will feel it in the the absence of orders from the ship yards of the North, Hear, hear and I have listened with earnestness to 'the bold" words of Mr. Morse.

I meet hiun to-night for the first timej and I congratulate at last our, people at having a live consul to. represent them. id London. Cheers. We have had enough of dead men, Gods' Cheers.

His Union sentiments are refreshing. Now we Bhall have no more treason-hatching in the American consulates of England. His predeces sor was buying muskets all the time so was it at Liverpool, and so was it With the Paris Embassy the flag was outraged, the consuls and the ministers were guilty of high treason, and should suffer the doom of trai tors. No man dared to speak out until the Ambassador to Russian arrived. I endorse every word of Cassius M.

31ay, and wjsh all our representatives were equally national. I say, I welcome our new consul, and. give him a cordial shake of the hand over his brave, bold words for the land I love; and you, too, my eloquent friend from Georgia whose name shall not go into the journals, for would not have your children who remain in the State suffer for your love of the Union you, too, we weloome for your honest defence of the nation you have astonished many present by yourgraphio description of aHairs in the South. I knew it must be is I knew that the Southern country fall of Union who will spring around the flag the moment our forces land ia Cokn Ebiad. Mix f'-t 1 wi.h 1 pint of iwevt sx; 1 of 1 'i.

landers Bay Point, St.Phuip Itland, JSvutK John Editor of 4he Sunbury Gazette, Sunbury, Pa. Dear Sik Tuesday morning, the 29th ult, our Fleet weighed anchor and set sail from Hampton" roads. I wrotr you from that rendezvous, shortly before we Bailed, and now I will try to let you hear from me again, as 'our Regiment is on South Carolina soil. It may be gratifying to many to receive some information from one of their fellow ara to the Coast Expedition, although, as I suppose, many other corres pondents may have anticipated me in some particulars. In- rounding Cape, Henry, from whose sandy beach rises a light house, where the Rebels have extinguished the light, we had pleasant weather and a calm sea.

soon the land faded away in the as our no ble steamer, the Vanderbilt, plowed the mighty deep with the power of a giant. General Sherman and Commodore Du- pont were in combined and equal cammand. Gen. Weight, Gen. Stevens, and Gen.

VIEIE led the three brigades of the whole division, in the order of their respective names here given. The sailing was in the order of a line of march all the vessels being ranged in three lines, about two miles apart, with the space generally of half a mile or more between each. Our vessel had in tow the sail ship Great Republic, which contained 500 horses. The whole fleet was led by that magnificent flag ship, the Wabash, and our steamer being the largest vessel afloat, followed next, in the middle line. The following is" a list of the vessels, composing the whole fleet, on which you can rely, vis 2.

War Vessels. Wabash, Susquehannah, Mohican, Seminole, Unadilla, Siieca, Pembina, Curlew, Penguin, R. B. Forbes, Isaac Smith, Pocahontas, Bienville, Augusta, Sabine, Vixen, Mercury, Pettus, 1 Cahawba, Total, Daniel Webster, Ericson. Ariel, Empire City, Illinois, UHion, Winfield Coatzacoalcos, Roauoks, --Potomoc, Locust Point, Parkersburg, Marion, Governor, May Flower, Atlantic, Baltic, -Befl DeFord, Star Of the South, Belvidere, Golden Eagle, Ocean Express, Great Republic, Zen 08 Coffin, Peerless, Vanderbtlt, (340 feet iong,) Ocean Queen, Total, 21 Making a total of 50 vessels of both classes Now, Sir, you may depend, it was grand sight, when all these frigates, steam era and transport ships were moving along in regular lines upon the bosom of the ocean As I looked above and around, with naught but sky and sea to bound my view thought "My lire is on the ocean ware, VMy home is on the deep." But then I thought of other homes one on earth and one beyond the deep blue sky The loved ones of both homes were fresh in my memory, 0, tell me Dot of home.

when I am faraway 1 Whose eye moistens not? and whose heart throbs not 'with anxiety at the word Happy is the man woo hvetn tor a heavenly home. I was deeply impressed with this truth two or three days after we left Eortress Monroe, fo, on-Friday, we encountered a severe gale in going around Cjape Hatteras, which by evening had increased to a storm The wind whistled fiercely through our rigging, and the' ocean raged and yawned. 0 that dark and tempestuous night! It made me consider my principles, and mark well my tendency. I felt that I had embarked in the Bacred cause of duty, and that I could trust God for his protection. Then com-nutting myself to his holy keeping, I lay down in my berth, and enjoyed "tired nature's sweet whilst the heavy timbers of the Vanderbilt creaked with the howling When I arose in the morning, and went to the top of the wheel house, not a vessel of the fleet could be seen, and the Vanderbilt wag steaming' through the waves solitary and Some time during the night the Great Republio, which had been our near companion, was obliged to let go her hawser, and we could not tell what had become of her, or any other ship.

What a contrast" between the order of our previous sailing In magnificent lines, and the present dispersion 1 We spent nearly the whole day beating up and down the Gulf Stream, and made but little progress off the Carolina coast; Our object was to get together again if possible," and head for the point of destination. Our noble vessel had weathered the storm without sustaining any injury, I we C'' much oonoera for some of the t- i uLich had been built for the new engagement, and the paper Ibrwarded accordingly. No discontinuance is permit-led uptil all-arrearages are discharged. Postmasters will please to act as our Agents, and frank letters containing subscription money. Thi they are permited to do by ke present Post Office Law.

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Mitt dtp THE COUNTERSIGN. Alas! the weary hours pass slow. The night is very dark and still, And in the marshes far below. I hear the bearded whip-poor-will I scarce can see a yard ahead, My ears are strained to catch each sound I hear the leaves about me And the springs bubbling thro the ground. Along the beaten path I pace, Where while rags mark my sentry's track In formless shrubs I seem to trace 'The foeman's form with bending back; 1 think I see him crouching low I stop and list I stoop and peer, -XJntil the neighboring hillocks grow 1 To groups of soldiers far and near.

With ready piece I wait and watch," 'Until my eyes, familiar grown, Detect each harmless earthen notch And turn guerillas into stone And then amid the lonely gloom, 1 Beneath the )f'l old chestnut tree My silent marches I resume, 1 And think of other times than these. 'Halt VV ho goes tnere My cnauenge cry, rings along the watchful line 4'ReIief I hear a voice reply and give the countersign With bayonet at ihe.charge I wait- The corporal gives the mystic word, With arms sport I charge my mate, r. Then onward pass, fend all is well. But in the tent that night, awake, I ask, if in the fray I fall. Can I the mystic answer make i When the ansrellic sentries eall 1 And pray that Heaven so ordain, here'er I go, what fate be mine, v.

Whether in pleasure or in pain, I still, may give the Countersign. Fbank ILLIAM8, Company Stuart's Engineer Regiment. Camp Lesley, Hall's Hill, Oct. 1, '61, Train on the America Ques- tion. The reflecting men of England are con eentrating their thoughts on the American question, all classes discuss it, and it is the general theme of conversation wherever men gather together.

Each has its leaders, and each member of Parliament has 1 his fling at the "bubble-bursting Eepubliq of 'the. West." At a dinner given by Henry Wood. 'anchor and ehain manufacturer of Birkenhead, at the West minster Palace Hotel, this all-absorbing sub ject, the American question, was feature of the entertainment Our' Consul. Mr. Morse, made a most eloquent speech Mr.

Bell.tbe builder of JYarrior, Mr, Vj Gladstone, and a. distinguished gentleman from Georgia who lecently left that State "for his Union sentiments, and several other gentlemen, joined in the animated debate between the English; the Scotch, and, the i Americans. IMr. Geo. Francis Train, whose etrong Union sentiments have so often been recorded in these columns, created some ex-' citemontrby his attack -on England's un-manly course in this ungodly rebellion, and Tome of his strictures were emphatically denied by some' of the gentlemen 'present--the Chairman, especially, who asserted that "rh kneV there was the most friendlyfeel- 't fan I ti country towards America; ,1 Some extracts from Mr.

Train's speech tvwill shoW the warmth of the debate i'; Mr. Chairman You are an old friend of mine, and knowing me so well, I am sur- prised that you call me up on street railways when, the American question is on the Hear I admit I am good for a ipeecTi c-i that or any other topis, but to- night 1 intend to sink the shop and talk the 1 Senate eharuber euSce it to know that my Tsuecese is complete. Hear, and cheers. nave rui tie 'cavt, rilh of weapos siaJ at me, bu Vave passed the 'Mlnnassa do of Z.2'L)l Conservi 'Lm and introda-l a r-- fjr the people, 3 izJl- cf mo- he five a to for no is to. wounded.

About 3 o'clock, tiitn a very short time the Union Fla, wiih Stars'. and tripes, was seen flying in triumph opou one of the ilroni hniita n( mImhI, As socn as the announcement was" our soldiers on ship board waved their caps, ami made the welkin ring- with loud When I saw this exhilerating- stene," ani heard the Highland band playing Hail Co I left the top of the wheel housed where 1 had been for a number of hours, ana felt as though I conld eat some dinner. Tbe loss on our side, I am reliably inform. ed, was eight killed and 32 wounded; which' remarkably small, considering that the bombardment lasted 6 It is impossU ble at present for us to tell the rebel for they doubtless took many dead and; wounded away, when they made their Bull Run flight, which they were enabled to do, by their neuer knowledge of the surroundings, Had our gun boats been as well acquainted with the channels and outlets, or inlets, as they now are, it is quite probable that the es. caping rebels might have been hemmed in.

1 understand that about 130 dead bodies were found en Hilton Head island. i Here at Bar. Point we found one roan with his arm shot away, and two more sick. It Is said there- were about 600 of the enemy statioped on this, and 2000 on the other side. I have taken -some pains to be accurate in my Statements, but the reports are 'so contradictory that due allowance must be made for the circumstan ces.

Our regiment, the 79th New York High' landers, commanded by Lieut. Col. Nobles, landed on this island the day after the battle, and likewise about 300 marines, under Major Reynolds. The main body of tbe three Bri- is on Hilton Head island. We are at the month ot Broad river, between' Charles" ton and Savannah, about 10 miles south ot Beaufort.

In addition to openina a suitable and convenient harbor for our. blockading squadron, it may be the design to open a cot ton port for the benefit of foreign governments, to which a supply of the raw material is be-, coming a necessity. Our troops are well, and seem to be highly pleased with their- quarters. An immense amount of property was abandoned here by the rebels, sp rapid and hasty was their flight' Flour, Bacon, Sweet Potatoes, Rice, Tents, Furniture, Medics) Stores, Sugar, have been found in abundance. On this island 83-cannon, some of them of the largest calibre, and on the other.

S3 have fallen into our nos- session, making altogether i5 valuable guns, besides many muskets and Capt. Sage, of the Golden Eagle, and Capt Kedell, of the Zenos Coffin, belonging' to our fleet, honored lis with a visit to-day, and re" ported that although Beaufort has been abandoned by the white inhabitants, it will for the present, be occupied by our troops, because its occupancy would make unnecessary employment for them. I have been walking up and down the beach, and catching oysters with our and find that tbe southern soldiers must have had fine times. It is a great mistake to sup. pose they were starving where Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Crabs, Oysters, Clams, Geese, Pork and Venison abound.

The cli-mato is It ie so warm that thin' ololhing is preferable, and many are every day Indulging in sea bathing. About 40 negroes have come in to this fort, and I understand there are hundreds in the vicinity, whom their masters could not persuade to leave the plantations. -I could say mech nTore on this subject but fear may tire your readers, Mr. Editor, and therefore must filosa this enistle. RememhAr 'Ittnilt tA- all friends.

'-7 Respectfully, Yours, r. f' RIZEK. Thb Bqt is Father 10 thi Mas. Brigadier General Sherman, Commander of the Union army now in South was a New England lsd of limited pecuniary, means, When he first visited1 Washington to obtain -Admission to West Point, he walked the whole distance front hie father's house in Rhode Island, to the National Capital. That long, tedious march revealed qualities which insured his success with General Jackson, who was then Pre' sident The old Hero had woo der fat sight' into character, and in this instance Was.

not mistaken in his man. A SoH or Old Nsmrmt enfisted in the Fifth Rhode Island battery. He "piok- ed out a one of the riders, and sot long since his horse unseated The 00m mending ouoer came up and reprimanded him, and asked him, sternly, if he did. not' know how to ride He uabesiutinj'y said -'What did yom eSlist for?" asked' the captain. To which the sailor promptly replied 1 shoot eeeeiionists, Bot to' break oolts." The replj so amused tit oS oer, that he rede o-smilins.

1 march fearlessly on in the discharge of our duty, land wherever we 5 During the raging of the storm, whilst at dinner, Gen. Stevens announced to. us that Poet RotAt Inlet, South Carolina, about fifteen miles above the mouth of the Savannah river, was our destination. And the object of our expedition was to open a convenient and safe harbor for the blockading squadron. On Sunday we hove in sight of land, and on Monday we had a view of Port Royal Inlet The transport vessels, which had reached this point with ours, now lay to, awaiting others to come From time to time ote alter another appeared in sight but not all; for two of the smaller vessels had foundered in the storm, viz, the Gover nor and "the Peerless.

But I understand very few men were lost, as those on board were mostly rescued by the more fortunate vessels, The Winfield Scott was obliged to cut away her masts, heave over board nearly all her stores and two guns. Her prow was stoved in. She was, saved, however, by the perseverance- of Col. Christ's 50th Pennsylvania Regiment, 600 of whom on board, labored incessantly at the pumps. The Vabderbilt, with the transports gener ally, took her position some eight or ten miles distant 'from shore, and some of the gun boats on Monday evening set out under lead of the Vixen to reconnoitre the ene my's batteries and find the channel One of them received a shot from the Rebel fort on Point, but nevertheless proceeded to place buoys at a number of places.

Se veral shots were exchanged', and three or four rebel steamers showed themselves in the distance. But the cannonading soon ceased and all became quiet again. was profitably occupied by na val reconnoisances and preparations for the great work to be performed. But as this was not understood by the mass of land troops on board the transports, considerable impatience and anxiety began to be develop ed. Jiye glasses were in constant requisi tion.

Some thought they could see on the two entrenched and fortified points of the Rebel land, evidences of an immense army, which bad been collected during our delay in making the attack. Why did not the gun boats pitch right into the Rebel batte ries at qnce, before the enemy had time jo rally? This disposition to complain was strengthened on Wednesday, notwithstand ing the day proved unfavorable, and the surf ran very high. Commodore Dupont lip- derstood his business, and waited patiently for the opportune moment This occurred on Thursday morning at9 0 clock The line of battle was formed in graceful style, by the Wabash leading off, and sail ing right between the two Rebel batteries, distant from each other about three miles, and separated by Port Royal Inlet at the mouth of Broad river. The battery on Bay Point now opened fire, and the Wabash in due time discharged two guns from each of her broadsides, as she sailed, She was followed by the Susquehannah, and other vessels in their turn-, until all had joined in the action. Ihen there was a short suspension, "and when the vessels renewed their fire, it was directed mainly to wards the battery on Hilton Head island, whioh became the scene of intense interest to the thousands of troops congregated on the guards, decks, wheel houses and spars of the numerous transports.

For several hours the enemy kept up the firing with great vigor, and some shots were, seen to strike our ships, but generally they did not seem to have been well directed falling either too short or too far beyond the mark. From our side, the' deadly missiles were hurled with a perfect storm of fury, and fell like ponderous hail upon the devoted fort At one time I saw eight shells burst in the air near together, immediately over the. enemy's head. And this shelling con tinued inoessantly, 'without the slightest shrinking on the part of our navy, so that it seemed to me impossible for a living rebel to escape with a whole skin, even if he could manage to me his h'sad. When the Wabash, Susquehannah, or any of the large gun ships opened their broadsides, they appeared like Jiuge monsters whose eves flashed fire as they disaorged their iron hail with the noise of thunder atxT sometimes, the dust plowed up by the bursting ihslls, woali rise in the air to meet the eurlii-3 smoke as tt Lovered over the baa- torn ofetkhetrc8 The will acknowledge it Will you let me speak my mind Yes.

Now, I beg of you, gentlemen, not to get excited when I tell you few startling facts to prove how unwise-how ungenerous how -dangerous has been England's so-called neutrality on the American question. England's sympathies are with, and have been with the South-not out of hate to the North, but because she wished to use us break in two. "No." I When a man is very ill it is, to say the least of it, bad taste go and order all your mourning, for, perhaps, he may get well again, and how surprised he. would be to-eee the notices of his death; which Were prepared. England's neutrality consists in standing on' the platform and cheering the rebels on.

the organs, did "I say? There are no others, save the Daily New, the Star, the Liverpool' Post, and two three more journals the rest all have flags flyTng ind cannon booming to stimulate treason on to. murder The press leads, the way. rThe Cabinet would declare war at once if it dared and I am not sure but what the Mexican intervention is war in disguise. Bead the speeches of members of Parliament to their constituents. You find them secession to the backbone.

Is there any question about Lindsay's language, or Captain Jarvis, or Bulwer Litton? I like Bulwer his frankness and his honesty. He is hypocrite. He talks as he thinks, and says that he hopes our oountry will not on-ly hreak up in two, tut in" four pieces It already too and its growth should be England's neutrality consists in giving all her sympathy to the Suppose you and Mr. Chairman, were friends of forty years acquaintance, and some night in the highway a burglar tries to assassinate you after having stole your money, would you riot think it almost out of the pale of, humanity in this civilized age to have me remain neutral or, what is worse, hear me cheer the thief on in his bloody work? Chairman. It is not a fair analo gy.

Analogy or not, that is England's po sition to day towards America 1 No, no. Ere many months you may have revolu tion in this garden island the revolution that arises from a starving population for there not unmistakable of a corn famine in Ireland, and a cotton famine io England? Suppose such to happen, and class should be arrayed against class, would you not think it damnable for America to join the rebels, and cry lustily for the de struction, of this proud nation, as England is continuing to ery for America ruin ear, Here are the facts wish to make known. The South has always been the enemy of England, as the Noth has been her friend. Eviry act of hostility has emanated from that quarter. Look aloDg our history's page.

What was the Non-intercourse Act previous to tie last war but a Southern institution Wei hot the Embargo Act and the war of 1812 itself a Southern institution The while North was against it, and the Hart ford Conventionites, to this are sub jeon of derision by the Southerners for the gym athy New', England showed for Old Engknd. Hear, and Cheers. What was the Iigh Tariff Act, the twenty-five cent a yap duty' on cotten goods of 1816, but a Soutlern institution? All New England votei against Mr. Calhoun's American, avs- tern. It was the same in 1820 and 5 1824 1 bat tie South having passed their high tar- in tfc North shewed its enterprise by put ting to cotton mills, and it was not for some yearslfter (1828) that the North voted for prote.ion.fjThen Mr Calhoun, in ,1832 wantd kill the bantling he created' in because he could not succeed startedhis hell-bom nullification was sdsummarily stopped by Gen.

Jackson Whatlwere the filibustering expeditions againsl Cuba bus Southern institutions? Wherddid Lopes hail from? Where WaW ker Where did Lynch law, the Bowie knife, la the duellist Originate, but in the South?) Ii not repndiation-purely a South era instutioB. Who was it that showed their empathies against England in the BusBianhrar but the entire Demooratio party whiei for forty years has been a South ern insltution The Whii were wit England but the Democrats cheered t' 1 Euasianirms. These axe sH iT stitutioBl and certainly nerrj Iliir, and.

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8,473
Years Available:
1833-1879