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heir means to equip a force sufficient to capture the capital, half filled as it was with traitors and lukewarm officials. General Cullum, who was then on the staff of Lieutenant-General Scott, writes as follows: It was doubtless the design of the rebels to procure arms there (Harper's Ferry) and move on Baltimore. Washington was doubtless the ultimate point of attack; but the whole rebel project failed by the destruction of the arms at Harper's Ferry. If these views are correct, is it not probable that not only the capital, but the nation, was thus saved? For if the traitors had then obtained possession of Washington, the concession of belligerent rights by France and England would have been promptly followed by unconditional recognition, and the bastard progeny of rebellion — to quote the language of Edmund Burke, similarly applied — begotten in a drunken delirium, produced by hot spirits drawn from the alembic of hell, would have become legitimatized by a successful revoluti