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Southern Dissatisfaction With The Rebel Leaders

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From the Riclimond Whig, August 9. We see intimations in some cf our co temporaries of allcgod sellemos for creating parties. The allusions may bo to the proceedings of Congress in secret session, of which we know nothing. It is said that gentlemen from some States south of us, dissatisfied with some of its members, are disposed to form an opposition, with the view of infusing more vigor into the existing administration, and to substituto a different one at the next election. We are not advised of the particular causes of dissatisfaction, nor of the estent of it; we only infer that it grows out of our altered condition, and has no relation whatever to the old distinctiou of whig aud democrat. For our part, we have a very great aversión to anything like party in such a .crisi as this. We Jiad hoped and beieved that the men in authority possessed the requisito ability for conducting wiscly and successfully the affairs of the gov ernmeut ; and, mevitiug, would receive the hearty support of au undivided people. The existencc of party may be an in evitable incident to free governmcnt ; but, in times like the?e we have no resources to waste in party squabblcs. - The united cnergies of the country are necded for its salvation, and should be devoted to that end. Party feeling being visible, under existing circumstauces, may justify the position of those who thought the Confedérate States cominittcd an error in having any election of President. The patronage attaehed to that office, though curtailed by our constitution, is still so great as to excite more or less the passious of men. To obvíate this result, it was proposed by sum that, instead of electing a President, the duties of that offico should devolve upon the oldest Senator. It may not be too late yct to adopt this suggestiou. The end of government is the happiness and well being of the people, and the means best adaptcd to secure that end are those whieh should eommend thcmsclves to general favor. We are entering upon a new career ; we see whcrein the old system has íailed, and we should profit by the follare for our future guidance. The Yankee Exeeutive bas swallowed up the liberties of the Yankee nation. We have no fears of a like result from President Davis, but we cannot foresce when a Lhicoln may emerge from the womb of sin and corruption. Botter guard against the possibility while there is yet time.


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