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Otsego Herald

December 5, 2013

To Win The War

Editorial

CURSORY REFLECTIONS. Monday next, is the day fixed upon by adjournment for the meeting of Congress. So soon as that assembly shall have convened, we hope to see prompt and efficient measures adopted, in pursuance of which the War can be vigorously prosecuted, and its objects the sooner attained.

Let our rulers but do their duty and they will be seconded in their exertions by the great mass of population which they represent. On this they have had every assurance, as well as frequent and repeated examples. This being the case, it is more confidently hoped, that they will pursue no middle course, by which nothing is gained, but which tends rather to paralyze the energies of the nations by demanding much, and providing small means by which the demand is to be satisfied.

The objects for which we are contending are clear and distinct, therefore let the means provided be adequate to the end at which we aim. The question involved is neither more nor less that this; Shall we maintain our national independence, or not?...

Whatever may be hoped for, through the mediation of Russia, it is at all events most proper to be prepared for the most unfavorable result. England, it is true, may desire peace and be willing to settle the differences now pending between her and America in a manner that will be honorable to the latter; but it is equally probable, that she only wishes to protract our operations by holding out the olive branch, without making one advance to deliver it into the hand of her adversary, as a token of the sincerity of her professions.—

Therefore let us be prepared for the result.

If England be found really desirous of peace, upon equitable terms, let us receive her with open arms; if she is not, then let us try the “tug of war” yet longer, till her proud spirit shall be humbled so far as to acknowledge and respect our rights.

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