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t of a centralized and consolidated Government. "Some people," he said, "will support a plan of vigorous Government at every risk." Such are the Illinois Ape and his equally apish supporters. "Others of a more Democratic caste," he concluded, "will oppose it with equal determination, and a civil war may be produced by the conflict." Such was the prophetic language of Gerry, and such is the war now existing.--But, I must back to the present. An ignorant and misled man, by the name of Charles Ballentine, came to me yesterday morning and begged intercession for him. He had been stricken from the roll of the Home Guard in Gosport, for voting against ratification of the Ordinance of Secession. He seemed much grieved — said he could not read, and had voted a ticket handed him by one in whom he placed confidence. "Do you think," said he, "I would fight against our people — no sir, never. "I have been deceived." Perhaps there are other cases among the 75 of this character. Capt. Fro