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l, that "an army of deer commanded by a lion, was better than an army of lions commanded by a deer." His penetrating eye searched the obscured rank for talent and courage combined, and promoted it rapidly to the highest grade. The essay of young Hoche on the means of penetrating Belgium, attracted his attention. Carnot exclaimed, "Behold a sergeant of infantry, who will make his way; " and in a few months Hoche became Captain, Celonel, General of Brigade, General of Dividen, and General-in-ChHoche became Captain, Celonel, General of Brigade, General of Dividen, and General-in-Chief. The time has come when every personal consideration must yield to advance the means for the securement of Southern liberty. Let us more claims to honor, precedence, or place, founded upon past position or rank under the old Government, be the means of preventing the right man from occupying the right place, whether at the head of a division or as a captain of a company. A man may be able to deliver an eloquent political harangue; yea, be a good stateman, yet have none of the elem