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ailroads were very slight, and soon repaired. But all this matters not to them.--Their journals will fabricate any amount of damage that the Northern appetite can demand and the gullibility of the world can swallow. We are not disposed, however, to underrate the importance of the lesson which this raid teaches, and the disasters which may ensue if it is not taken to heart. The damage the Yankee raid actually accomplished was nothing; what it might have done, (with such a cavalry leader as Stuart,) incalculable. We are not so sure that the Yankees made an empty boast when they say they could have dashed suddenly through Richmond, and, perhaps, made our President prisoner! In the darkness and confusion they might have fired the public buildings, storehouses, and bridges, and inflicted a loss which might have proved fatal to our noble army. All this they might have done, and all this they will yet do, if the authorities, whose duty it is to protect the city and the railroads leadin
the sins of the secessionist, the advocate of a great national crime. An expected raid on Washington The people in Washington have been very much frightened during the last week by ap- prehensions of a rebel raid on Washington.--A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, writing on the 14th inst., says: Reports of a cavalry raid upon the national capital, via the chain bridge, circulated freely, citizens of Georgetown seemed to have great anxiety, on Tuesday, with the Stuart or Mosby were about rivalling impudence of the Harris Light Cavalry, when they dashed up to the gates of Richmond a short fortnight since. Lest such a foolish movement might be indulged in by the rebel mad caps, it is said the planks of the chain bridge were removed, while a full battery was stationed at the Aqueduct bridge. No doubt the enemy would like to pay us off in our own coin, but it is not probable that they will find the fortifications about Washington as empty of defenders as w