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Settler And Pennon (Newspaper) - February 17, 1842, Smethport, Pennsylvania AND FEBRUARY IS ami wo do One fc i pMd the he for three work Double A will Ue to who by or will be until nil we Ml the option of the mum be receive following very lengthy arti from the Emancipator and Free we copy by espe request of some unknown have hitherto omitted to publish very leading articles on the subject not so much from a wish fo keep the from the considera of our as from the fact but few of them take any very great interest in the We should have regretted the publi cation of if it had bean of moder ate As it we are compelled to omit much that was marked for in OUR DANGER AND The documents accompanying the message of comprise annual reports of the two chiet charged with tho care of ces and warlike force of the the Secretaries of War and Navy AVe look of to them to discover causes of the und tho moans of with the degree of reliance to bs placed in proposed The Secreta ry of War ie tho John of Now a the fi Strata for tho business cf any Mb report divides three classes naval and In treating of and of the eral adopted many years sinca the of Bar and urging their as as the will he Tiu works for the more remote southern portion of our territo ry particularly In are already amdo of designs of the worst character against that ro in the a to which wo cannot be The estimates with the menus on for the com of tho works at Beaufort and at mouth of Cape r in North at and will de fenses to those provide for points still in tho event of boing cned system of Js a to steam vessels of Ilight draught will and ia j to soina of where forli would not as already in that of defence will bo Five of these in the liulf of and seven on the south part of the Atlantic are necessary by tho Chief Tho report of Quarter Master of ho points to same thing the following the event of greet European powers possessing Colonies in tins West there would ibe danger of tho peninsula of Florida occupied by blacks 4 proper regard to the security our states requires that and efficient measures be to prevent such a state af bo terminated tbo I would measures be lately taken to works Kay and wch tha keys or on iho peninsula on may be found to possess the greatest military The of to tout ns tho most it appears that in for to ju le A for of fending miles or ten const to pre vent its baing occupied by blanks from tho A wiso 1 All this allusion of thn New York Sej to designs n certain i quarter of sufficiently intel1 ami is about as direct An Could bo ventured on by Man with especially when subserviency was of recent But tho Secretary of the boing a slave A one who hits seen service in defence of our peculiar institutions of republican can afford to bo moro He war between tho United States and any considerable maritime power would not be conducted at this day us it would have been even twenty years a It would ba a war of aiming at The first blow Would at us through our own No it is would expect to bo successful over us fir any length of in a fair contest of arms upon our own soil and no wisa nation would attempt A more pro mising expedient would b3 in arraying what ara supposed to be the hostile elements of oar social system a gainst one An enemy so dis and five to land upon nny part of pur soil which might promise success to his would be armod wilh a fourfold power of Of tho result of such we have no reason to be afraid even in the best war upon oar awn soil would by tho maro the mora and the hor rible in its by compelling as at the sama time to oppose an entity in the and to guard against attempts to subvert our social wo have found in of many of our waters se to a certain in vasion by So long as wars wore in vessels of size and great we hud little from them except at a and those were susceptible of defence on But this be relied Tke application of to ves of and tha improvements have recently been muds in ar ere destined lo changa the whole system of ami bo ea sily transported across the in vus suls of a killer may in ut almost taint of our may tha interior through our shallow and thus half to hostile The es with which those be the which could with which they could change tha point of blo an with a comparatively in to our whole carry all the horrors of war into of our effect of incursions be terrible but in the southern portion of our country they and probably be in the nil that can be made of the the of steamboats of light it is plain that the great source of and cause of weak news is the of aur institutions pointing an enemy at once the promising Upsher what are supposed to bo the elements of our social a OHO another What ato the of our system Are the men and they the and The Metho Tho Whigs arid The and Manufacturers Tha Old States And the Now Tho East and the West The Anglo Saxon Red the Are any to be termed dements of our which a wily and restless for enemy would it practicable to one another ly Tho only hostile element is It is this alone offers it expedient of lo any considerable timo that may como into colli sion with and all nations am now will ene my BO of loony thus he find of this course cur Hie of a of to the special thus with so great is llw jh 4 4 I created In our social by these hostile that the governments of Great or are hero of tidally if they choose to avail this promising the best ihoy can ere ate a war peculiarly and and horrible in its ef to by compelling us at tho same time to oppose an enemy in the and to guard against attempts to subvert our social Some of our readers may now recall famous report by of at the extra in re gard to an increase of our parti in view of the vast increase of tho steam marine of In a accompanying that we find the following Tho governments of France and England Were adopting an entirely new by employing armed steamers for commercial purposes thus causing the sagacity and enterprise of the mer cantile community to support the ex penses of their naval a great and wonderful step in the for In addition to the lines a new one had recently been on a con tract with the Brazilian extending from Great Britain to every important port in These vari lines hud been multiplied till they now resemble a perfect web across had no apprehension that and sagacious pow er had any intention 01 immediate war with this country it would not at pre sent suii her policy but she was gra dually and silently yet surely alluring her whole She desired above all things tc emancipate herself necessity of depending on any of our carrying on those manufac tures which the great sources of her while she had em her slaves in the West siu still millions in slavery in and was endeavoring to avail herself of their industry for a supply of raw now obtained from this looked with eyes ofijeu apprehension to the rapid growth and extending commerce of this coun and the moment Great Britain could supply with the raw material lor her we might expect war to the wur with all liar here mode some remarks on British which he consid ered but as one stupin scheme of the national After dilating further on the grand game now playing by that asked whether this government would be content to security under such a state of and never take ustep to meet and counteract u system of po licy which aimed at our prosperity anJ if possible at the very existence of our republican institutions till she comes upon us like a thief tin Did gentlemen forget that lust fourteen warn in at least ten liaJ commenced with out any formal declaration No Eog not send us word she was The thunder of her cannon bethe voice in which she would the purpose of her heart to a and How much was done by Con gress to meet this In reading this of Secretary one would think the had just on a copy of Samuel Webbs speech at the Alba Convention of and without tfully of the impor tant it presents or mag to acknowledge some thrown out some of hints in as Jo himself honor of their We wiil in this or of Webbs only re questing our readers to restrain their expressions at finding a Qua ker so discerning and skilful in to tha of it is an old Uiat a bystander sees tho points of game better than he need not point to ths germs of K foreign wur tha day when tho relation between us and one or two of ilig powerful of will call or mow wisdom than u governs this to that my of thai in to peculiar i will IVom toe to u draw u of iw the applause due to those who relieve the sire to monopolize the or from uny other or worse mo send a fleet with tight or tun thousand each with a mUe of if not with a com mission in his to take effect up on their arrival in land nucleus of an or near or somo other southern offering freu and speedy fortunes totha and liberty and land to tho blacks who doubt but such an composed of the very elite of the military men of modern now out of and ripe for uny warlike trained under Wellington or could by such in a few seduce their standard one hundred thousand ablebodied colored and with march from New or to Philadelphia or Nor ravaging the intervening country with fire and and lay ing every town and along the seaboard under and thus make us pay the expenses of the war England was do ing this during the last only from a fowl lor their own islands check is now entirely King of could a w ho had never be strode a anil in two weeks make him a first rate that time how much easier would be to qualify such an individual for sol dier which these so trained and tutored by the most expe of the would be ted and hunger and tions of northern JimMi is the valor of the of that in a good cause they would accomplish arty thing but im possibilities but war hue proved that it fe to compete and the ac to and privation all the and ma ny of the necessaries of ly the topography and geography of the would be an overmatch Tor their number from the unaccustomed to the above tothe tions and that would tho miasmas lande and malaria of Ameri particularly when their cause is unjust before and in sight of In with but few narrow and intercepted by an army could not oper ate to A num ber would be in each and woulu require more to sustain them were military point if were supported by with to insure them a supply in case of and such n supply The only material difference between the views in re gard to the use of of light both and de difference well accounted for by the which has been made branch of Military science in the JuEt two years and a in other may be snW to be only what one lias said with Quaker simplicity the other clothes in the garb of and They are agreed in regard to ness of the and Us and the of the evils it entails upon tho The Secretary goes on to obvious that a ww thus ducted must be a very great in nil the defences on land we Nothing less the conversion of half our country military garrison could protect against Such is tlw exposed of our such is the of our and our population of under thd military us but tho powers cf tho could rot a ovoid our land set our at nnd cute vs a war Intolerably is ih my the out ofthe and the secondary naval our land i prosecute intolerably Do not say this tie South is brave and at This is tha of the actual condition and liati the country at this present Well might Senator Pierce declare la his hat we are in a worse for than we were at commencement of tha last Considering the changes in our expo arising from the state of the social revolution in the West In and the advance made in the art of it not far from tha what does our slave holding Secretary of the speaking as tha mouth of a executive and a proslavery to do about it What system of does he recommend to meet this exigency foe tell us it is the only to per form that which is but tint clearly impossible to defend such a country with such a mighty enemy cherished in Hs own and unless that great error in our social system can be the southern section of the country is and munt be abandoned at once in of a foreign wart The first idea that occurs to a slave when he wante a thing is to get somebody do it for and this applies as well as to la shall be adequate to keep a foreign Gruat Britain for gnfttitig access to Hostile elements of And as a force would be manned from tha north or free a double advantage would be as it would not only make men but would slave holders at home to watch We must ha tho enemy upon with mm trained and disciplined for the northern and nut him to land upon our trusting to a scattered and to expel from their farma and their The ofthe two wars knows are not a precedent for tho slaves itha British West Indies am Ha says in regard to a that looking to it as the the of our meaning Iho sliwo those wars of by which lie had before said a blow would be struck uj through our own and in which an would lini armed with a of that his at in the southern portion oar would be in regard to the erf vul force wo cannot atop short of half Jorge of strongest power Jess than our would only and thp cupidity our that Utis have noue at all than to have less tlinn is our The slave states of this in in ling us to feed with our bread ami ito clothe with our and with our an Ion which neither nor blea the but is at once a source poverty and and so far from adding thing to the nation al increases fourfold tho ex and difficulties of defence ard the horrors of And now come and tell on this account at wo must hatred navy half that of Great tha nothing less will and it better have pt than tor have lew than That it is only on account ef we all because we all know bow thp has been well defended without any thing like in former when were so in respect their owl that they could not Uf rough own Imw is MS to do for their That wo should provide a navy 9 half the naval power in the is hero is no other which in danger of Our present IQ 64
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