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est, except by the Potomac and the bay. One effect which the invasion of Pennsylvania would have we have not yet alluded to, and it is the most important of any. It would compel McClellan to follow Lee and to fight a battle outside of his entrenchments. General Lee would have his own choice of ground and his own time to fight. He could lead him so far off that he could not get to his burrow.--He would inevitably rout him, and probably destroy his whole army. It was in this way that Hannibal brought the Consul Flaminius to battle at Thrasymene, and destroyed his whole army. The Carthaginian General passed through the rich district of Perugia, ravaging and burning as he went, and still directing the head of his columns towards Rome. The allies of Rome called aloud for assistance, and the Roman General was compelled to afford it.--He followed the track of his enemy, who kept before him until he found a position in which he cold give battle with advantage, and then he halted. B