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A mistake. Mr. Geo. Fitzhugh, in the extract published by us on Tuesday, tells us that "Bonaparte, when England had destroyed his navy, had too much good sense to begin to build up another." This is a very great mistake, and if pushed home by our authorities it might prove a very serious one. From the day of the battle of Trafalgar, Bonaparte began to build ships-of-the-line, and at the time of his fall he had already completed a large number. They had not taken the sea, only because he found a difficulty in obtaining crews. The harbor of Cherbourg, one of the most extraordinary works in the world, begun by Louis XIV., but neglected by his successors, was pushed forward during his reign with amazing energy. Had that reign been protracted it would not have been left to be completed by Napoleon Ill.--He calculated upon having one hundred ships-of-the-line riding at anchor in Cherbourg within a given time, the building proceeding at the rate of a certain number every year. He