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The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], What
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High Betting. --J. Arlington Bennett, of New York, a commissioned officer in the United States Army in the war of 1812, and a Union man, and Major General in the militia of that State, publishes, the following card in the N.Y. Herald: "$100,000 Wager.--To the Editors of the Herald: I will bet this amount of stock, which I possess in my own right, bearing interest at seven per cent, per annum, as sure to be paid as Treasury notes, that the North cannot by force, under its present civilian Generals, compel the Slave States to remain in the Union."