Egypt and the War.
— The Democracy of Egypt are most evidently in favor of strengthening the hands of the President in putting down this rebellion. Every constitutional effort of the Administration to sustain itself meets their almost unanimous approval. They think the time for compromise, for parting in peace, past, or in the future. About this there is little or no division of sentiment or feeling. The proud fabric of the government is in peril. They will never, while they have an arm to strike in its behalf, stand supinely by and see it perish.
Before the inauguration of our present troubles the Democracy were anti-coercionists. But when the first blow was struck; when the navigation of the Mississippi was obstructed and a tax laid upon its commerce; when the South bristled with bayonets for our destruction, and the utter demolition of all federal authority in a large portion of the Union, then they ceased the advocacy of that principle as inapplicable and cowardly, rushed to arms in behalf of the country, regretting as Americans, the painful necessity impelled the step, yet determined to do their duty in the face of every peril and danger. — [Cairo Gazette.