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ul and unnecessary; the march of Sherman had proved that there was abundance of food which could have been given them. He had spoken with two ladies just escaped from Richmond — they told him that Jeff. Davis was buying up greenbacks by means of an agent, and would soon be running the blockade and escaping to Europe. Mr. Bailey concluded by proposing three cheers for Colonel Howe, which were given with a will. After the singing of the "Star-Spangled Banner," the audience joining, General Hiram Walbridge was introduced. He adverted to the contest in which we are engaged as between the principles of liberty, which landed at Plymouth, and that of slavery. To deny that this war was a contest between these principles was to deny the authenticity of God himself. It was a contest of moral force with slavery, and this was now the sentiment of the world. It was the destiny of the nation to expel slavery and make itself homogenous, and when we come to reconstruction we will lay the found