Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
secession
63.64%
anti-northern diatribes
9.09%
elections
4.55%
religion
3.41%
military recruitment
3.41%
humor
3.41%
military--often from Western Theater
2.27%
articles that list places
1.14%
European news
1.14%
North
1.14%
second-hand news
1.14%
government
1.14%
death notices
1.14%
casualties
1.14%
ads--medicine, substitutes, wanted, etc.
1.14%
Confederate states
1.14%
From the Thu., Nov. 29, 1860 issue

Hon. E. C. Cabell, of Missouri, (a native of Virginia,) late a Douglas elector in that State, writes a letter, of which the following is an extract:

"The Union is to be dissolved by the secession of several States. All the Southern States must join those that now secede. The slave States will be united; and in this there is our only hope for peace. Rather than a war with the united South, the Northern States may accede to our just demands, and give us satisfactory guarantees for the future, and thus 'make a more perfect Union.' The Union meetings talked of in Virginia and Kentucky will but encourage and strengthen abolitionism. Thank God, our people even here have refused to get up one of these ill-devised and fatal expedients. Let Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri announce that they are for the Union, 'right or wrong,' and civil war is inevitable. Let them join the South in a determined demand on the North to do us justice, and the nullifying legislation of Northern States will be repealed, and slavery will become a forbidden subject in Congress, and we shall have peace. Our Union-savers now are the surest Union destroyers; our advocates for peace are the fomenters of war.—