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licans desired disunion, whenever they could "The history of this war, on the part of effect it without making themselves directly both government and people, is little more

than a record of the discovery of mistakes and responsible.

the ratification of blunders. Among the most "DISLOYALTY" OF THE RADICALS.

pernicious blunders which have embarrassed The standard lately set up by the radicals underrating the strength of the rebels. As a

our warlike operations has been the blunder of will do to try them by. They now declare that matter of course we have overrated the strength . it is "disloyal” to find any fault with the of tho loyal Siates, President or his policy. Let us see what they And yet GREDLEY said this about the same: did prior to the promulgation of the proclama- time he was clamoring for the proclamation as tion.

a certain means to crush the rebellion !'beWe select the following from the Janesville fore Christmas." (Wis.) Gazette:

WENDELL PHILLIPS ON THE "LICK SPITTLE" "It may be wisdom in the present adminis

ADMINISTRATION. tration to keep its own counsel and submit to misrepresentations rather than avow its policy: At a Republican meeting in Boston, called We know there are good and tried men in the lito express their disgust at the conduct of the cabinet. Such a representative as Mr. Chase, “Government?' in modifying CAMERON, Mr. Ohio, may hold in check the manifestation of a feeling that needs but little incentive to break

PHILLIPS remarked: into an open expression. But it is useless to at

"The President, with senile, lick-spittle tempt to conceal the fact that fear if not distrust is haste runs before he is, bidden to revoke the creeping too fast into the minds of too many un- Hunter Proclamation. If Hunter had issued doubted Republicans to be pleasant in present a pro-slavery proclamation, be sure the governcontemplation or hopeful in prospect."

ment would have waited for red tape. It showAnd again, from the same sheet:

ed the old pro-slavery leaning of the Govern

ment. Mr. P. believed that President Lin6 Gen Halleck is waiting till his officers havocoln's decree in relation to the Hunter Proclahunted out all the contrabands in his army, mation had lost a quarter of the chances of and delivered them up to their owners,

and Gen. Buell, in Kentucky, is waiting for Hal- preserving the Union. (Phillips talk about leck to move down the Mississippi before he anti-slavery people to do now? They must ed

-) the advances into Tennessee. Some are waiting ucate public opinion, that was all, and force to see if Parson Brownlow will not be rescued the Government up to the proper anti-slavery for toasting some of "our friends over there,”? point. Emancipation won't save the Union &c.

now--confiscation must save io.

The ... And once more this organ vented its spleen President and the Cabinet of the United States at the administration:

were treasonable in their delay. The people “MODEST.-The Legislature of Kentucky President and Secretary of War should be im

want the Government to take a position. The has passed a resolution asking President Lin- peached for allowing Mercier to go down to coln to dispense with Secretary Cameron, on Richmond, with their consent, to confer with

5. slave property belonging to persons in rebel- for any such purpose, to hold conference with lion to the Government. We should not won

the rebels in arms, and where is the Governder if the request was complied with, as the ment that would have allowed it, but this?" Kentucky Unionists seem to have control of the policy of the administration. A pretext The Milwaukee Sentinel, though at a later for Cameron's removal can be as easily found date, thus exhibits its faultfinding propensity: as for the sacrifice of Fremont on account of his proclamation.''

(When an officer like Halbert E. Paine, as

good as the Government has in its service, and The Waukesha (Wis.) Freeman said: whose men are attached to him, as much as it "Just so long as the North (meaning the is possible for men to be attached to an officer, administration) fights the slaveholders, and is put under arrest for the cause he was, (for holds four millions of human beings in bondage disobedience of orders), haw is it possible to for them to build their fortifications and culti- enlist men for service? vate their lands, just so long will the South be The Wisconsin State Journal said: able to prosecute the rebellion. But let the slaves be confiscated or freed, and the rebellion

"Verily, the policy upon which this war is would be killed stone dead in a fortnight."

conducted must be changed for a policy more earnest, thorough and effective."

We would say amen to that, if some one The pious New York Tribune : thus pitched would guarantee us immunity from arrest as into the Administration:

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WENDELL PHILLIPs made a speech before "The Union as it Was.' In his letter to the Republicans at Abbington, Massachusetts,

Horace Greeley, the President says: August 1, 1862, in which occurs this lan

"The sooner the national authority is restored, the soonguage;

"There is much ambiguity in this express

ion. "We shall never have peace until slavery is:

The 'Union as it was? is a, cant phrase, destroyed. As long as you keep the present invented by the famous Vallandigham, and Turtle at; the head of the Government, you fathered by his dirty tool, Dick Richardson. make a pit with one hand, and fill it with the

But such a Union loyal men don't other: **

If any man present believes want to see restored. They prefer a Union as he has light enough to allow him,, let him pray the Union as it was”, under Buchanan's admin

it ought to be. What' patriotic citizen desires that. Davis may be permitted to make an attack on Washington City, within a week! istration. : [Bosh!] If thati is the Union to

which Mr. Linooln refers, he should dismiss

his present Cabinet and send for Cobb, Floyd, BEECHER ON THE GOVERNMENT.??

Thompson, Toucey," &c. The New York Independent of August 9, For further information on this head, we re1862, contained a most savage diatribe against fer the reader to a previous chapter on the the "Government. We select the following: radical conspiracy against ihe President:

“There has not been a line in any Government paper [under. Lincoln) that night not have been issued by the Czar," by Louis Napoleon, or by Jeff Davis.

We copy as follows from the New York InOur State papers, during this eventful

dependent: struggle, are ; void of genuine enthusiasm for the great doctrines on which this Government soThere is no need of rousing the patriotism was founded. Faith in human rights is dead of the people. It is an inexhaustible quality. in Washington!”

It underlies their very life. The Government itself is bouyed by it, and rides upon it like a ship upon the fathomless ocean.

No! It is the Government that needs Senator BROWNING, whom Governor YATES, rousing. We do not need meetings in the of Illinois, appointed to fill the unexpired term Hudson, but motion on the Potomac. of the lamented Douglas, and who ought to There is no use concealing it—the people are be good Republican authority, made a speech President seems to be a man without any sense at Quincy, Illinois, soon after his return from of the value of time.

Armies are perCongress, in which he daguerreotyped sundry second year of the rebellion. We have been

ishing. Months are wasting. We are in the Republican journals; from which we select. the just on the eve of doing something for sixteen following:


6. The people cannot but see that the success "Among these journals is the Chicago Tri- of our arms has been in the ratio of their disbune and the Quincy Whig. He read an ar

tance from the Seat of Government! In all the ticle from the Tribune, and denounced it as the

Great West, where the Government could not most infamous treason that had appeared in meddle-on the sea board, in North Carolina, any paper in the United States since the war

at Beaufort, S. C., at New Orleans, we have began. Of the editors of the Tribune he had had success. But in Virginia, within reach of the most contemptuous opinion. He did not the influence of Washington we have had all our believe them to be loyal, and if they should delays and all our misfortunes. take an oath to support the Government, he

"We looked from stand to stand in the great would not believe their oath."

meeting on Tuesday, with a sadness we could The Milwaukee Wisconsin thus stabbed one not disguise. The necessity for such a meet

ing was a mortification. What President was branch of the “Government:""

ever so royally backed ; [stick a pin here.]"In the War Department he. (Seward) has What resources, what enthusiasm, what unity mixed in on almost every occasion. It is well of feeling ; (just as we mentioned in previous known that he favored the in action of the Grand | pages.] What eagerness of men to be enrollArmy-when events have proved it would have ed, what confidence in the Administration ! been comparatively easy to take Richmond. And one year has so nearly wasted all this Seward's military policy has been a blotch and that the Government is resorting to unusual a blunder. It has consolidated the rebel Gor-measures to secure enlistments. Is patriotism ernment into its present formidable power." dead? Is the love of national unity grounded ? The Chicago Tribune pitched into the Presi- cruits? We are obliged to say, Mr. Lincoln,

Why are such meetings needed to draw up redent after this style for his expressions to the fault is not with the people." GREELEY:

Cannot Mr. BEECHER see some reason for




&c. It says:

this, apathy among the people, in the system Gen. Scott's staff, but who is now an Inspector of arbitrary arrests without aocuser; judge or in the rebel army, and Mrs. Campbell, wife of

the Assistant Secretary of War of the rebel jury-and the negro policy?

government, and their unimpeded return to "The war line rose up in its majesty to pun- Richmond, have provoked much comment. ish rebellion. It put a magnificent army into Many people cannot see why female spies are the President's hands. For one year that ar- thus permitted to visit the Capital of the counmy was besieged in the capital! * * and intry, and after obtaining whatever information the second year of the war! And how long is accessible-usually an ample store-be alwill it be before every nation in Europe will lowed to return at pleasure through our lines have a right to say the South has shown itself to Richmond, laden with their valuable freightable to maintain its independence?

* age." But one thing is sure, unless there is more Would the Tribune thus cast reproach on purpose and vigor at Washington, all the pub- the Administration, after the issuing of that lic meetings in the land will not save this country from shame and disaster."

wonderful Proclamation? Doubtful.

This same sheet of April 10, '63, takes the

New York Post to task for its "attacks on the The New York Times, before the election in President for retaining MCCLELLAN SO long, 1862, clared that all who did not sustain notwithstanding the Tribune admits in the every act of the administration, were traitors. same article to have done the same thing. After the election it thus made the administra- (Probably before the proclamation.) tion the scape goat for the sins of its party de

The Milwaukee Sentinel of April 18, 1863, feat:

pitches into the President's "scatteration" "The heaviest load which the friends of the policy, in sending Banks off to the Rio Grande, Government (administration) have been compelled to carry through this canvass, has been

"The scattering of large armies at various the inactivity and inefficiency of the adminis- points along a lengthy line of attack, and too tration. We speak from a knowledge of pub- far apart for mutual support, or speedy conlic sentiment in every section of the state, when centration, seems opposed, not only to the maxwe say that the failure of the Government to ims of great military attributes, but to the dicprosecute the war with a vigor, energy and tates of common sense.

We have success which the vast resources at its com

more and better men than the rebels. With a mand warranted the country in expecting at military policy as correct as theirs, we could its hands, has weighed like an incubus up- not fail to whip them even with our present on the public heart. With every disposition to armies." sustain the Government, with the conviction that the only hope of the country lies in giving

But the Sentinel, since that time, has obit à cordial and effective support, its friends tained a new editor, and probably will "sin no have been unable to give a satisfactory answer

more." to the questions that have came up from every side. Why has the war made so little pro

The Buffalo Express, a strong Administragress? Why have our splendid armies achiev- | tion paper, in a long doleful article on the fail. ed such slight successes? Why have they lain ure of the Potomac Army to accomplish anyidle so long? And why have the victories they thing, says: have won been so wholly barren of decissive results? The war has dragged on for a year

"Either we must have generals who can and a half. The country has given the Gov- blossom in the shade, for Generals do not ernment over a million of men, and all the thrive under the drip of the Capitol At thirtymoney they could possibly use, yet we have six hours distance from Washington, armies made scarcely any progress towards crushing and Generals succeed. At twenty-four hours the rebellion

The rebel armies still menace they just held their own; but within six hours the capital. The privateers defy our navy and they are as dead as a field of wheat under the spread increasing terror among our peaceful shadow of a upas tree.traders on the seas: What is the use of trying to sustain an administration which lags so far

The Pittsburg Chronicle, a . most radical behind the country, and seems so indifferent sheet, in speaking of Rosecrans' movements, and incompetent to the dreadful task committed says: to its hands?"?

That while the rebels are at their old game The Chicago Tribune threw this fling at the of concentration, Halleck is at his of 'scatterAdministration:

ation. Can any sensible man tell why Grant's

main army is idle at this moment, or why our "Influence of Traitors at Washington.--The best troops are wasted in idle and Quixotic exrecent unrebuked presence in Washington of peditions to those distant and God forsaken Mrs. Lay, whose husband was formerly on countries, Texas and Arkansas? Do the vitals



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of the rebellion live' away out among the Ca

"The volunteer soldiers of our army were degraded-manches or Creek Indians, or in Georgia, Ala- their morals and enthusiasm impaired, and their Northern bama, Mississippi and Virginia? We are again peace policy, and it advises any who have forgotten how hacking away at the fingers and toes of the re- much violence toward Union men, and how much masterbellion, while Rosecrans’ spring at its very ly inactivity were the results of this policy--to take the heart is turned aside by, want of numbers and ful record of subservience, tenderness and patriotism on concentration."

our side, and of insolence, ingratitude and treachery ex

hibited by the slave owners of the Border States. Perhaps the Chronicle is one of those weak

"The Sentinel, during these same 'twelve minded concerns that believe it is the object of months,' defended this very 'miserable halfthose in power to put down the rebellion, and war and half-peace policy,' and denounced save the Union. It may be guilty of such those who criticised it, declaring that our

paper ought to be suppressed, for finding fault weakness.

with this policy. But now it turns round, The anti-slavery Standard offers the follow with a facility of sumersaulting, on a brazen ing mutterings:

faced impudence worthy of the New York

Herald, and denounces the very policy it then "By the time the Government gets ready to defended, in far stronger language than we do anything, the time for it has passed. This used, when it accused us of treason to the Govhas been the case too often in the past. We ernment." need vigor, more vigor, and still more vigor, and Mr. Stanton needs to learn that bullying

[From the New York Tribune, of Nov. 22, 1863.] men as he used to juries, is not vigor."

"Great is Halleck. Yes, great is. Halleck!

Had he never been called to the post that he The Cincinnati Gazette, an extremely loyal fills—that of General-in-Chief-his Order No. paper, as will be seen by a quotation from it in Three, and his everlastingly memorable siege reference to the Mexican war (in a previous of Corinth would have secured for him that

mention in history that is not unfrequently de. chapter) thus utters its complaints:

nied to daring and worth. In this common"The great army of the West lies useless on sense world, and in the country of ours where the Mississippi, while the great shock of common-sense is almost sure to win its way, armies in the West. will soon take place in blank stupidity is always to be mentioned:Tennessee. This is the whole situation, and Halleck will fill a volume. it would be difficult to describe a more total

“Halleck is General-in-Chief. To him the helplessness of a great power for want of an planning of campaigns is referred-to him as a intelligent director. It is hard to account for West Pointer, and presumptively a man of the apathy of a military Director at Washing- science. He, under the President, who does ton, under this state of affairs.

not pretend to know the hidden mysteries that "The rebels have adopted the policy of con- | lie within inner and outer circles, is the ulticentration. Our military Director persists in mate authority. His fiat is conclusive. LI scattering. * In its (the war) present am the army,” he may say with just as much arrangement there is nothing to inspire hope, truth as Louis XIV. used to say, "I am the but everything to create disaffection and des State!" And now behold what he has orderpondency."

ed: An expedition to Brownsville of_we

know not of how many men-an expedition The New York Post says:

that might be in order when all the other ene**The Government has made mistakes; it mies of the Republic are put down; but which has at times pursued an illogical, weak and is now sadly out of keeping with the exigency of timid policy ; it has done some things calculat- the national situation. He is for nipping the ed to alienate popular sympathy," &c.

rebellion on its edges, while its heart beats

loud and strong. He is the champion of exteFor saying no more than this, any Democrat- rior lines. Besides this the expedition of ic paper would have been called "scopper- Washburn, Texasward, by way of Opelousahead."

what is that but a stroke of genius of which

Order No. 3 was but the premonition-genius THE TWO "LOYAL" SIAMESE TWINS.

that triumphs over swamps, bayous and timber

though it may not conquer the enemy? And Booth, the great Wisconsin martyr, and while these expeditions are foundering, the leader of the Wisconsin Republican mobs,

one in the surf and the other in the mud, we

see what we want elsewhere. takes its yoke fellow, the Milwaukee Sentinel,

“Burnside, beleagured by a superior force, to task as follows. It is like Satan rebuking cries for help that cannot reach him, and Grant sin. Says the Milwaukee Daily Life (Booth's shut up at Chattanooga at the head of an army

that is battered and bruised by a late encounpaper):

ter, cannot move a peg. Meade cannot go for"The Sentinel man denounces the concilia- ward and cross the Ripidan, because his force tory war policy of the Administration for the weakened by the sending off detachments to first twelve months of the war? as “miserable the Cumberland, has not the strength to overand disgraceful." It says:

come the obstacles opposed! Defeat stares the

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armies in the face, because our forces are di of no more effect than the 'Pope's bull against vided and sent off on Tomfool's errands--to do the comet;?; and after he had given it to the something that will have no influence on the world he regards it as the greatest folly of his final and much desired result. Had Grant half life, and did not scruple to so inform one of of the men that are butting their brains out the most inflųential leaders of the fanatical against cypress trees in tható pelousas country, faction who had forced him into the objectionhe could push on; and his first move would call able measure. President Lincoln has made back to his front the columns that now, under many notable remarks since he has been in ofLongstreet, threaten Knoxville and the con- fice, but'none that is likely to attract so much tinuity of our line. Hooker and his corps | attention as the above.?? would have been saved to Meade and the fortifications that his army could not have safely assaulted, could not have been turned. Meanwhile a dozen gunboats on the Mississippi could

CHAPTER XXVI. have kept every rebel on the west side of that stream Five hundred men afloat could have THE PROCLAMATION...THE RÁDICAL WAR POLICY. done the work of five and thirty thousand in

Mr., Lincoln's Letter to the Utica-Springfield Meetings the field. Is not the wisdom, the foresight and

Editor's Remarks on the Negro Policy..." New York necessity of Order No. 3 vindicated in what Tribune”? Pledges the President, &c ... John P. Halo's we relate?

Bill to Abolish the Constitution... The, Proclamation in "The country inquires why is it that Halleck

England..."New York Tribune" on "Servile. Insurrec

tions”....Opinions of English Abolitionists...M17 Wilberwith, that cabbage head of his, retains his

force on the Folly of the Proclamation... Wendell Philplace—why is he not permitted to retire to his lips on the Rampage...The Proclamation Confessed a ancestral krout gardens on the Mohawk, and

Failure... Caleb B. Smith Pledges the Administration

against the Proclamation... Mr. Madison on Emancipathere, among his kindred, find, in the killing

tion... Lord Dunmore's Proclamation... Bancroft, the Hisof cut-worms and the care of his cabbage crop, torian on the Same... Thurlow Weed's Prediction...Mr. the employment for which his genius is fitted Lincoln on Federal Authority... The Chicago Platform...

General Remarks...Post Master General Blair as a WitAnd if Burnside is gobbled up, and Grant is

ness... His Rockville Speech. forced to retreat, that inquiry will grow into a demand that will be sure to make itself heard. TIE PROCLAMATION AND THE PRESIDENT'S We; who do not care for all the epauletted dignity that the Presicent can confer on mediocrity, press the demand now. Cabbages for

The following is President LINCOLN's letter Halleck, and war for those who have genius to to the Union Mass Meeting at Springfield, Illcomprehend it!"

inois, and Utica, New York: In a subsequent number of the same paper,

"EXECUTIVE MANSION, “August 26th, 1862

} we find the following:

"To Hon. James C. Conklin: "We know no reason

“MY DEAR SIR:-Your letter inviting me ciency and incompetency of General Halleck, to attend a mass meeting of Union men, to be why this array of evils should now confront held at the Capitol: of Illinois on the third day the country and send a chill down to the soles of September, has been received. It would be of every loyal man's boots. And we know of very agreeable to me thus to meet my old no remedý save that heroic one of sending friends, at my own home, but I cannot just now Halleck, who is responsible for the army's be absent from this city so long as a visit there movements, back to the captaincy for which he would require. is best fitted, or to the Mohawk and the cab- "The meeting is to be of those who maintain bages among which he was raised. The disas- unconditional devotion to the Union, and I am ter now threatening has been foreseen for more sure that my old political friends will, thank than a month, It has been the constant theme me for tendering, as I do, the Nation's gratiof the rebel papers, and their loudest boasts

tude to those other noble men, whom no partiThere is not a man in the land who did not san hopes make false to the Nation's life. know of the movement intended. There is “There are those who are dissatisfied with not, save one at Washington, a General-in-me,

To such I would say, you desire peace, Chief, who would not have made a counter and you blame me that we do not have it: but movement to check it. If Knoxville falls, and how can we attain it? There are but three conBurnside is destroyed, let the hero of Corinth ceivable ways: -the author of Order No. 3-look out. Not "First. To suppress the rebellion by force of even Presidential favor can save him!

arms. This I am trying to do. Are you for

it? If you are, so far we are agreed. [From the New York World, Nov. 11, 1863.]

"If you are not for it, a second way is to «The greatest folly of my life was the is- give up the Union. I am against this. If you suing of the Emancipation proclamation.'. are not for force nor yet for dissolution, there Such were the words of President Lincoln to remains only some imaginable compromise. I. Wendell Phillips last January, according to do not believe that any compromise under the the testimony of the latter in a speech he made maintenance of the Union is now possible. All last week at the Music Hall in New Haven. that I learn, tends directly to the opposite beBefore the issuing of that document, President lief-that the strength of the rebellion is in Lincoln gave it as his opinion that it would be its military-its army; and that the army dom

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