The Future Doom of the Secessionists.
No one doubts, who, in a calmly reflective mood, unbiased either way, looks at the present aspect of the feelings upon Union and secession, as exhibited, all over the country north and south, but what must come to the inevitable conclusion, that disunion as a fact, must be soon crushed out, the people of the cotton states themselves being the chief instruments; and a restoration of the former friendly relations sought and readily obtained — from the non-seceding states. Such being effected, as we certainly believe it will, from the force of the in-dwelling love of the "stars and stripes," never annihilated, only overshadowed for a brief space, in the true men of the south, we will only be the firmer united in the future, by the remembrance of the ordeal we have, and are passing through.
In the culmination of this new Union — if we may be allowed the term — what is to become of the traitors who have so nearly brought irremediable ruin upon their country? Will they be permitted to resume their former standing in the history of the country? Will their fellow citizens of the south, whom they seduced by their demagoguery, into overt acts of treason, retain them as the representatives of their truth, honor and loyalty? Will they again make of these men, presidents, secretaries, governors, senators and representatives?
As one who knows the south, we reply for them: Nay, verily. Their doom is certain; and we venture the prediction, in regard to the Yancies, Rhetts, Davis, et id omne geuus, that their names will be a bye-word and a reproach in all this land and intensely so in the south, while its history endures; and when the history of the past and present administrations are written, that they, with Floyd, the thief, and Toucy, the traitor, will receive their deserts in language that shall carry its full strength of opprobrium to the understanding of all people, a thousand years hence; and in all other lands, will children or children yet unborn, scorn and loathe the memory of men who deliberately, for the sake of petty office alone, plotted the overthrow of the most sacred and benificent institutions the sun ever shone upon, and gladdened the hopes of the sons of liberty in all lands.
Even the children of these traitors, who would rather "reign in hell than serve in heaven," will suffer in many respects, from their fathers' treachery and rebellion. The innocent will suffer with the guilty, in this sense; for is it not written that He "will visit the iniquities of the fathers upon the children, to the third and fourth generation of them that hate me," and we want no more conclusive proof of their hatred of Almighty God, than their acts; nor have we in our catalogue any record of a higher crime than treason, when exercised towards a government such as ours, whether it arises from the acts of men north or south.