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y near doing even with that impediment to his operations. We have not the most distant belief that Grant can, or will, take Richmond; he to do so, Richmond is not Confederacy, nor is it even Virginia. It is simple Richmond, and nothing more. Its fall would place Lee's army at liberty to manœuvre where he chose it. He would simply sit down before it and watch Grant. It would be but a repetition of the relative situations of Howe and Washington when the former took Philadelphia, or, rather, when. Philadelphia took the former.--And so it would be with regard to Savannah and Wilmington. Let our people, therefore — or, rather, the weak-kneed among them — cheer up and look on the bright side. We have been in worse scrapes than this. We were so last summer, and we probably shall be again. Remember the words of Edmund Burke, quoted by us the other day. No nation was ever conquered but by itself. As long as the public spirit remains untouched, the public cause is in no dang