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Philadelphia papers of the 7th instant have been received. The news is not important. The following are Stanton's "official dispatches:" Washington, June 6, 7 P. M.--To Major Gen. Dix: We have dispatches from Gen. Grant's headquarters down to six o'clock last evening, which state that there had been no fighting during the day. The enemy made an attack on Saturday night upon Hancock, Wright, and Smith, but were everywhere repulsed. Hancock's line are within forty yards ofthe roads are heavy. An examination of the enemy's abandoned works here shows an immense line, which I have turned with less loss to ourselves than we have inflicted upon him. The army supplies of forage and provisions are ample. Edwin M Stanton, Secretary of War. [another Dispatch]"everything going on well" with Grant — Sherman Progressing. Washington, June 6, 1864. To Maj. Gen. Dix, New York. Dispatches have been received from Gen. Grant's headquarters to day, but they r
Staton's dispatches. We think it may be asserted without fear of contradiction, that Stanton is the first war minister on record to whom was assigned the duty of lying for the benefit of his master. In what estimation that master must hold hiied, and those dead until the stench from their bodies became intolerably offensive, it will be through no fault of Secretary Stanton or General Grant. If the truth can be suppressed by these worthies, suppressed it will be — this attempt to do it quite as emphatic, It was repulsed with the utmost ease, and the Yankees took no rifle-pits. It is to be hoped that Stanton puts into Grant's mouth such words as he thinks proper. We can hardly believe that Grant himself, who is a soldier, thocult to lie without a copy. Napoleon had results to show in answer to all charges of lying.--What has Grant to show, or Stanton for him? Immense loss of men, and no progress in obtaining the objects of the campaign. Richmond is as inaccessible to