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ather burn it than permit it to fall into the enemy's hands. These facts cannot be without their influence abroad, and it is a through conviction of their truth that makes the Northern press so irritable, and even belligerent, towards England. The influence of the great battle of Manassas, in this point of view, cannot be overestimated. It was all important to the North, in more respects than one, that the war should be "short and sharp." Richmond and Memphis in their hands by the 20th of July, and England would have assurance that the rebellion would be put down, and that she would get her cotton supply in time. For that purpose the greatest army that this continent has ever seen, the most formidable in numbers, the best equipped and provided, was hurled upon the Southern forces on the 21st of July, and hurled there only to be dashed back in the most ignominious rout and ruin that history records. Let the Northern journalists give what false explanation of it they please, th