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ulgence of his sectional hate, to the commission of his violence, his barbarism, his inhumanity, and his crime. In Harper's Ferry, Va, where the division of Patterson were encamped, numerous instances of these depredations were committed. Apart from the natural bent of Northern proclivities, these minions of a be start Presidy by the name of House, the proprietress of a hotel, was ordered out of her establishment, which was entered at the instigation of resident traitors by a band of Patterson's robbers; her furniture broken into fragments; part cast into the street (What hell of Abiquiu so deep but a consignment to its depths of a traitor that would tndence, and the action of two other females of the same place, who presented a splendid flag to a regiment of vandal Massachusetts cobblers, under the command of Patterson — the one an evidence of loyalty and devotion; the others a demonstration of pride and a miserable exhibition of treason. The dwelling of Captain George Cha
be unfit. Blunders and destruction must necessarily follow every stop they take. We should as soon think of selecting a doctor to act as Judge Advocate, or appoint a lawyer Surgeon-General, as put a politician at the head of an army. Politicians are bad enough at the best.--They are the guests of the country in peaceful times, and the authors of all the political woes and nearly all the wars that afflict mankind. But when they seek to increase the public calamities by asking to be put in positions for which they are notoriously unfit, they ought to be handed over to the Provost Marshal.--Would any one think of putting one of them in command of a line-of-battle ship? And yet, they know just as little of managing "a squadron" in the field as a squadron at sea. It is murder in the first degree to send men to battle under such leadership. Long may Lincoln monopolize the manufacture of such warriors as Major-General Butler, Banks, Patterson, Cadwallader, and others of that ilk!