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The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1865., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
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they their choice in future, we are confident that nothing could ever induce them to engage in it again. It is a calamity, let it result as it may; let it be crowned with victory or marked by defeat. "A great victory," said the Duke of Wellington, "is the most terrible of all calamities except a great defeat." In the same spirit, General Lee is said to have expressed the hope that he should never see any more fighting. "War is only sweet to those who never tried it," says the old beggar in Scott's novel of the Antiquary, who had been a soldier during many years of his life. But to persons of that description it seems to be peculiarly and unnaturally sweet. The people of the South, for example, who have experienced all the horrors that war can bring in its train, pray day and night that they may never again be visited by it. The people of the North, on the other hand, who have but a very dim perception of what it actually is, seem always ready to plunge into it. We speak of t
wing members being present: Messrs. Grattan (President,) Stokes. Clopton, Epps, Lee, Griffin, Burr Scott, Richardson. Tardy, Crutchfield. Lancaster, Glazebrook, Smith and Millspaugh. Mr. Lee mns. Some debate occurred upon the propriety of appointing an Overseer of City Hands, when Mr. Scott stated that the city had lately recovered a number of mules, and it would be well to appoint a The Council then went into an election, and Mr. Higgins was elected, as stated above. Mr. Scott moved to go into an election of Measurer of Wood. Agreed to. Mr. Epps nominated John F. l, showing the prosperous condition of that institution. Laid on the table. On motion of Mr. Scott, the report of the Committee on Claims made and adopted at the last meeting on the claim of Joomething was not done speedily to reduce the amount, the gas works would be without coal. Mr. Scott moved that the resolution be referred to the Committee on Finance; and it was so referred.