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The Morgantown Monitor (Newspaper) - March 28, 1863, Morgantown, West VirginiaShe Pon Tot. A free Republic where beneath the Sway of mild and equal Laws Fram d by themselves. One people dwell and own no re save god g. C. Sturgis kpit0ks and proprietors Morgantown mar. 2,1863. Our duty to the government. When a Man wishes to accomplish any certain object it is natural for him first to Lay out his plan count the Cost and weigh Well the chances against As Well As in favor of his Success. The Mechanic computes with accurate Ness the dimensions of the foundation upon which he is to erect a building that there May be no irregularity in the Structure when compiler a. The Farmer wishes to in crease the produce of his land and he provides a plan to enrich the soil before the time of sowing. The gen eral in the Field draws tip his forces in line of Battle with reference to the disposition of the opposing Force carefully investigating thur Strong Points and taking advantage of every Means looking to the defeat of his antagonist. So when a rebellion first sprung up against our govern ment there was an object to be accomplished. It was to suppress it. The administration just then coming into Power put their Heads together formed their plans counted the Cost and 75.000 men were called out to effect this object. But it would appear that they did not weigh Well the magnitude of their undertaking for we find our army at Bay and after the first Onset fleeing to the Ca Pitol for Protection. A pre Eso Pitin fable relates that there wa3 once a Giantess who had a daughter and the child saw a Hus Bandman blowing in the Field. Then she ran and picked him up with her Finger and her thumb and put him and hi3 plow and his oxen in her apron and carried them to her Mother and said Mother what sort of a Beetle is this i found wriggling in the Sand but the Mother said put it away my child we must be gon out of this land for this people will dwell in thus it seems would the administration As the child take up the rebellion with a Finger and a thumb yet time has taught them a Little of the prudence it the Mother in that they have Learned to place a higher estimate upon the foe they have found in the land. But we a deluded nation were never in of better condition than at the present stage to estimate the magnitude of administrative Folly displayed in the conduct of the War then inaugurated. The calling out a few skirmishers upon an occasion which demanded the real Force of the nation Yea. Upon an occasion and at a time when if there appeared any show of necessity for it every Man woman and child should have been summoned to the rpeu7 nil with one fell swoop crushed the rebellion beyond the Hope of a resurrection we say in the first mister of the administration they have not Only sacrificed the dignity of the govern ment and caused an indefinite prolongation of the War but they have rendered themselves legitimate tar gets for ridicule. These Are facts which Are Felt to Day As painful Veri ties by every Lover of the govern ment. Yet this is not the ouly instance of administrative Folly. Why should we enumerate them they Are not 8� few that they May be forgotten nor so insignificant that they May to overlooked. They have Sudan gered the Constitution. They have raised an array in the rear almost As formidable if not so numerous As that in front. They have embittered the Wrath of the enemy and created Disse Tiou in the heart of the Patriot. But notwithstanding All this we contend that we owe now As truly As we Ever did not Only an unflinching loyalty but a Stern duty independently of the administration to the government of our country that it is our duty to forget if necessary the impotency the perversions and the inconsistencies of the administration that has been placed at its head to yield the full and Hearty support due from a Loyal subject to his government. " fight the president with resolutions said the venerable Crittenden " but give the enemy your that is our stand Point and we will not leave it unprotected. We have not 6et ourselves upon it without due consideration and we think a Thor Ough understanding of what is involved. It appears to us further that it wild require but a very limited de f. \ Gree of Saty for a Man to deter mine Thaocie most consistent most religious Tost Manly and the most advantaged course for him to pur sue to this Isis is that which looks to the pre station of his govern ment. Leiwe Are prone to forget ii the error and perverseness of an that our Gover net is deserving none the less of of respect and support and that upon be former not the latter should fall the Burden of our com plaint. If seek to preserve our government we must of necessity ally ourselves with those measures irrespective of men or party whose aim and object is the suppression of the rebellion and the restoration of the Union under the Constitution. The policy of the administration it is True is somewhat mixed up with Collat Erif Iod party schemes which look to the safety of their negro idol Al Fig with the restoration of the government. Yet beyond Throo Side schemes their own safety the safety of the party and the country re quire that they look to the suppression of the rebellion As a main object. In this part of their policy we juju them not however forgetting our duty to the conservative element. Of the country who fire Labouring manfully to throw a conservative restraint around the administration and fighting boldly for the supremacy of the Constitution and the de feat of the partisan schemes that would set it aside. Upon these terms we contend for a vigorous prosecution of the War to the end that we May overpower the enemy Dis Arm the leaders of the rebellion and offer the masses of the South an Opportunity to rejoin us in a Union of the whole of the american states. If this is rejected it is still not too late for other measures. Finally we hold no allegiance to that division of the North who seem to be so strongly in favor of peace that they Are ready to cease hostilities and yield up our government without further resistance. We too could say peace but it must be a peace upon such terms As has been nobly said in will befit the Honor of a nation too great to be vindictive too powerful to be subdued too gen Erous to wish to crush and trample on a for suppose we Lay Down our arms cease res Istance and place ourselves at the mercy of the enemy. Which army is it to to supposed would most Feivor our Homes and fire sides in whose Possession Are our lives and our property the More Safe it we do not expect greater favor and Security under Southern Rule than in our present condition then it certainly must be for their own interest and not for our own that some would advocate submission. We however consider a Man just As responsible for his own welfare As for that of his neighbor and we look upon that As rather a doubtful Case of generosity or magnanimity which looks to the welfare of our neighbor to the total neglect of our own. Do we then act sanely if we encourage the Advance of a foe whose Power jeopardizes our lives and our property who offers no Superior system of government to that under which we now live who extends no Superior inducements of either a civil social moral or poli tical nature than those to now enjoy. Then Why not say to him. Back Lay Down your arms and we will counsel with you. But. While you remain in the attitude of a belligerent we will show you to favor for we prefer our own govern ment and will not allow it to go out of our hands. Such is the course which reason and loyalty prescribe. Such is the course which we advise and such we pursue. Mob Law. To Day the election to ratify the amended Constitution comes off and As Many have tried to circulate a re port that no one would be permitted to vote against it we Hope our Citi Zens will show that they Are not be Hind our congressman Brown in liberality in permitting All to vote. He said on monday in his speech at the court mouse 11 let ail come out and vote if any oppose it let them come up and vote against it like we Hope the friends of the new state will not resort to mob violence or anything calculated to stir up bad Leelin trs and prevent any from voting. We Are satisfied that it will carry in spite of its enemies. We know that threats have been made and by men in office those whose sworn duty it is to enforce the Law and preserve the peace but we have no idea that they will attempt to enforce them. Some have even thought fit to talk of baptizing in the Waters of the Monongahela our press but let them beware of raising the wind lest they reap the whirl wind. We defy them and dare them to do their worst. We shall pursue the even Tenor of our Way and while we Are battling for the government and the restoration and preservation of the Union with a Clear conscience we know the Good sense of our people will prevent any resort to mob Law. War news summary for the week. From Richmond a. No Drift till about june o reported bombardment of Charleston. O the City of Mexico not yet taken 0 Union fleeting in Baltimore. O the army of the Potomac release of prisoners. 0 Southern details. 0 Burnside takes the Field. O guerillas in Kentucky. O what i abolitionists Ceu lit not answer they sought to bully Down. As the writer lays no claim to scholarship a insert his defence against the reporter s misrepresentations verbatim. The writer says to us in a private j note that if the editor of the reporter will meet him he will discuss the issues alluded to before the Public. We Hope As 44a Man and a brother has thrown Down the Gauntlet our 1 Down town contemporary will come to scratch Fallek t�., editor review i i a ,0fnot� tin article in the be Porter of three weeks a2o. I a called on to 6peak in Middletown at a debate 00 the slavery question which i did a alter a Short speech 1 give Way to hear from them and i an. Sorry to a a nose m Veever followed m. With a burlesque. Charging me with Leim a fire Brand thrown in their now if judge m Heeve could have answered my Argi Maeott i m sure he would for he is Tond of debate Ami proud Lor any too Down he had t of to burlesque me. He is a White Man and 1 am a Xci of and he lie has been thirty oars a l Rovin that i am his equal and has made it Clear to most peo ple i his part of the country then vhf did he burlesque me. A he could t argue with me. W Ell they their Hoys to stick pins in me to Stai t a fuss and they full Eredi a in siret watching a Chance to abuse in Jim Vou should t have spoken hear. Sow if they did taut me to speak Why did they c.1 i to or did they say this because i had i n it them it i did t beat them Black White Uiola 1 Chin do so any , or Timeir newspaper Mao either. I � i Vevou my opinion of thera. I make no difference betwixt White and Black audition its. I say they Are the i ire brands they claim to be the fans of us negroes and give . A i hts with themselves. 15u� when Leahti i my Kishis the oldest of them All judge m the most. Pins Blanc Gards me and lows boys to abuse the and answers my argument by calling me a but ter nut Democrat Ami a recess Roper. The Only kites they g a �18. A to starve 1 Sav that abolitionism in the real cause of the Ureal rebellion and staining our land with blood and destroying our Union and the peace and Fellowship of our country. You know that bad men change their names often and so do bad parties 1 min i when they were no nothings and hid in Cave and hated every Man who was t born in this country now they want to out the throats of most people who Are Horn Hrc particular v if they Ain t abolitionists. I used to Tell them they would bring on a War. They Suid the sooner the better. Now since War has come they re a heard and want us niggers to do the lighting. Well the new nothing party went to grass and got to be wide awaken and Larup pols to icee Oft the owl. E learn from the Good Book that the works of darkness is evil and we see their work has been evil. Die Mes Sage Sais that on the first of Janu Ary All slaves of rebels should be free but All who were not rebels should keep their slaves. Now this is unjust and unequal. Ii this message had freed All the slaves it aimed at in would have been worse to the Blacks than Jeff Davis was who they say drove them in pens and shot them for they would have starved or from and for my part i d rather be shot than freeze or starve and there is another thin if All these negroes should come up hear what is to be come of us labor n coloured men who even now can t even keep ourselves and families every coloured Man knows that abolitionists mostly pays him with a bad hat or old coat and the smallest King of a Peck of meal. They claim that the Good shepherds on their Side but i Don t believe them the Good i be heard feeds tilt flock but these people stuff them selves Ami starve the flock. I have worked Lor them i know How mean they Are. They ales made Rne work hard and paid to very Little and eased their conscience by Prain for me and Wishin me Well. When you wanted our Money the abolitionist would Cla his hand on Nis pocket and a Vij in list of t. Call next week Don t Vou want an Ole Cote Here. An Ole hat. If you Don t take it Jook out i will Dock you you have put too much big Wood in the Cord i won t pay. 1 was Goiri to say if god bad pointed abolitionists to Rule Over Uii he would have chosen men of Good Faith. If they had been pure Moses was when he stretched a a hand above the Waters we w0q have been free if we ought to be without the shedding of brother blood. I Don t say that god made negro s for slaves but i do say fit themselves out for it As Cane fit himself out for a fugitive and a Gabone and As Ham fit his Eif oof by Lookia upon his father. Naked Ness and we see in our Day a0� people a fittin their selves out for Tea Gallows and they ought to have i. My Coloria not As Blok the reporter Man s principles. On Woald rather be a Black negro to a White Nigger for they Are the worst of negroes if it Nan t Bow for them we would have had a to Day. I Truat god Willfor i ?.�. Abolitionists for bringing the. War of White men and potting of the Day of the Black Mao a Freedom perhaps Hundred of year
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