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r, expect every day to hear that some one of these prisoners has died under the hardships he is enduring, and that a prisoner on the other side has been publicly hanged to revenge his death. If this dreadful play of death for death is once begun, it must go on till the prisons are emptied on both sides, and the war between the Anglo-Saxon Americans will be like a war of cannibals. Again, there are limits to the rights of destruction which even a nation at war may exercise. We read in Grotius, and other writers apon the state of war and peace, that all people who deserve the name of a nation have in all times respected things which are beneficial to the whole human race. Thus there is a rule derived from the authority of Holy Writ that fruit trees shall be spared wherever found. The implements of the husbandman have also been held sacred. To conquer, and not to destroy, is the right of a beligerent nation of civilized beings. Yet we are told, with a dastardly exultation, that