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n set fire to the houses, and their occupants got bodily, a taste in this world of the flames eternal. The Government of the United States has wisely seen fit to enlist many thousand colored citizens to aid in putting down the rebellion, and has placed them on the same footing in all respects, as her white troops. The orders of the President are so just, full, and clear, that I inclose a copy for your consideration: war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, D. C., July 31, 1863. General orders, No. 252. The following order from the President is published for the information and government of all concerned: Executive mansion, Washington, D. C., July 30, 1863. It is the duty of every government to give protection to its citizens of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those organized as soldiers in the public service. The law of nations, and the usages and customs of war, as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction a