Lincoln's political discovery.
his remarkable measures of war.
an era of despotism.
violent acts of Congress.
the seed of Abolition.
suspension of the habeas corpus.
curious apology for it.
a Confidential document from McClellan.
curious disposition of the Northern people to surrender their liberties.
Conservatism of the Confederate cause.
Lincoln's view of State neutrality in the war.
application of it to Kentucky.
the elections in Kentucky.
the Confederates ant
I leave this exceedingly important affair to your tact and discretion-and have but one thing to impress upon you — the absolute necessity of secrecy and success.
With the highest regard, I am, my dear General, your sincere friend,
George B. McClellan, Major-General U. S. A.
But the policy of arrests did not end with this singular violation of the freedom of a legislative body.
Other citizens were taken.
Military arrests were made in the dead hour of night.
The most honourable and