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Doc. 80.-proclamation of Jefferson Davis to the rebel armies, Feb. 9, 1864. Soldiers of the Armies of the Confederate States: In the long and bloody war in which your country is engaged, you have achieved many noble triumphs. You have won glorious victories over vastly more numerous hosts. You have cheerfully borne privations and toil to which you were unused. You have readily submitted to restraints upon your individual will, that the citizen might better perform his duty to the State as a soldier. To all these you have lately added another triumph — the noblest of human conquests — a victory over yourselves. As the time drew near, when you who first entered the service, might well have been expected to claim relief from your arduous labors and restoration to the endearments of home, you have heeded only the call of your suffering country. Again you come to tender your service for the public defence — a free offering, which only such patriotism as yours could make —