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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Federal relations with foreign Powers. (search)
y with ferocious glee. "His plan," it says, "is to dismember the rebel portions of that State, (Virginia,) and to partition up its territory after the fashion of Poland, among the States that have remained loyal to the Union." Our readers need not be told that the partition of Poland was the most infamous political crime recordePoland was the most infamous political crime recorded in modern history. Nor after all they have seen of the Yankee despotism, will they wonder that it has been chosen as a model worthy of imitation by the Yankee Secretary. We venture to suggest, however, that there is some slight difference between the relative positions of the parties in the two cases. Poland was not dismemberePoland was not dismembered until the bloody battle of Praga, and the atrocious massacre that followed had prostrated her military strength. Amid the flames of her capital, and the slaughtered my triads of her children, her savage conqueror wrote to his scarcely less savage mistress, "order reigns in Warsaw." A Russian army of 100,000 men stood victorious