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e head of the army being like a weathercock on a church spire, more for ornament than use, expresses great concern for the preservation of the tomb of Washington and the surrounding grounds, from desecration.--He has the assurance to say that "Mount Vernon has already been overrun by bands of rebels, who, having trampled under foot the Constitution of the United States--the ark of our freedom and prosperity — are prepared to trample on the ashes of him to whom we are all mainly indebted for thesnd converted the " freedom and prosperity" of which it is an "ark," into a military despotism and universal bankruptcy.--But when the metaphorical Scott attempts to convey the impression that the "bands of rebels" have injured the property at Mount Vernon, and are prepared to "trample on the ashes" of George Washington, he rises to a pitch of malignant mendacity that ought at once to recommend him — now that he is displaced from active military duty-- to a prominent position in the staff of the