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Bishop General Polk is falling into the habit of using strong expressions for a man who seceded from the clerical profession. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, writing from Louisville, remarks as follows of this ministerial fighter: I think the Right Reverend Bishop General Polk, if some one has not slandered him, sent a flag of truce to the devil, when he laid aside the sword of the spirit and took up the carnal weapons of Jeff. Davis, and has since fallen into the habit of the army in Flanders. It is stated on the authority of a gentleman who was present, that when a note of inquiry was sent down to Columbus by Gen. Grant, after the fight at Belmont, in which the action was mentioned as a “skirmish,” the Bishop General, on reading it, exclaimed, “Skirmish! hell and damnation! I'd like to know what he calls a battle.” --Boston Evening Transcript, Dec. 6.

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