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What is Congress doing? "To exhort to sacrifices," says Edmund Burke, "to stimulate to exertion, to shame despondency, to divert from untimely concession, are stern and needful duties in gloomy times." Such, in the opinion of the great statesman, were the duties not only of every member of Parliament, but of all men, in all stations, during a period gloomy indeed, relatively to the times which had preceded it, but bright and unclouded compared to those upon which this generation and this country have fallen. Especially is it the duty of the public press at this moment, and above all of Congress, representing the whole people of the Confederacy, to stimulate exertion, shame despondency, and deter from untimely concession. Has this been done? We very much fear that it has not. Of the press, being of that party ourselves, we shall say nothing. Of Congress it is our duty to speak more freely. Congress has been in session nearly three months, and that in the midst of a crisis