We give full particulars to-day of the late
extraordinary proceedings at Harper's Ferry,
Va. They will attract general attention, and
create great sensation in all parts of the Union.
It will be seen that more detailed and authentic
accounts sustain entirely the view we yesterday
took in commenting upon it.
The "irrepressible conflict" of the free and slave states, which is preached by the Republican leaders as an orthodox doctrine, is well calculated to lead to such results. This affair at Harper's Ferry is but the "cloud in the distance no bigger than a man's hand," but it is the presage of the future storm, that shall desolate the whole land, if the people give this Abolition doctrine their approval. It necessarily tends to servile insurrection, civil war and disunion. BROWN and his followers are but the advance column of the partisan disciples of SEWARD and CHASE, who are burning to make a practical application of the "irrepressible con- flict doctrine. They stand ready to deluge the land in blood to carry out their fanatical views ; and the momentous question is, do the majority of the people of the free states sympathize with them?
The danger of having a Republican-Abolition President can now be readily appreciated. Such a President, having his sympathies with the insurrectionists, would be slow to move in arresting their outrages. Delay, indecision and coldness would encourage the very parties against whom he should exert promptly the physical and moral power of the government. And the very fact that there was a President with such sympathies would encourage insurrection all through the slave states. It is for the people, North and South, to say if those things shall be.
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