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eresting as perhaps the most transparent batch of lies which has been published during the war. Stanton seems to have taken the matter of furnishing the newspapers himself, and the "latest news" is cight. He had been all day reconnoitering the enemy's position, and would attack to-day. Edwin M. Stanton. [second Dispatch.] Washington, Monday, May 9. To Mayor Gen Dix: This Departy deciphered yet, but he is "On to Richmond." We have taken two thousand prisoners. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. [Fourth Dispatch.] Washington, Monday, May 9--4 P. M. A bce at 8 o'clock last night. The depot for our wounded is established at Fredericksburg. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. The few newspaper accounts which are published do not agree with Secretary Stanton. On the contrary, they seem to view the defeat of Gen Lee as a rather doubtful matter; so doubtful that a telegram, headed "The very latest," states the Gen Ingalls telegraphs
usive. The extracts given are curious and amusing.--Up to the 9th, which is the latest date of our first batch of news, Stanton had the telegraph under his control, and made it say what he wanted it to say. Grant was victorious and on his way to Richmond, said Stanton; but he singularly enough sends him via Fredericksburg, which is due east of Germanna, while Richmond is due south.--He however puts Hancock on the same day (the 8th) into Spotsylvania Court-House, from which, if he was ever theould be construed by the Yankees, so accustomed to boasting and hombast, into the admission of a defeat by General Lee. Stanton helps them to this conclusion by adding himself that it was generally believed in Washington that "Lieut. Gen. Grant is ed the later intelligence of the 12th, which begins to take a different impression. The telegraph had broken loose from Stanton. The Herald says that Grant's losses, previous to the change of base to Fredericksburg, were twenty-seven thousand men,