o the usages of war between civilized nations, are too numerous to be named.
You are thoroughly posted up in regard to these matters; but seeing, as we do, that our "pearls have been cast before swine," should we not now adopt a different course with our enemies?
Would it not be well, as has been suggested, for each of the Confederate States to receive and accommodate some of these prisoners of the Hessian army and navy?
I think we might accommodate a goodly number in our jails and forts.
Rice, too, is cheap and abundant; it would be a most fortunate arrangement, could it be effected, to get some into Fort Sumter.
We are sure they would be well looked after by the present officer in command — the noble, patriotic, and ever to be remembered hero of that distinguished Fortress, who rendered so great and efficient service in effecting its surrender, and who would not, I think, feel any delicate scruples in meting out to these miserable ingrates their just deserts.
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