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Letter from United States Senator Lane.--We have great pleasure in publishing the following letter from that brilliant statesman, the Hon. Joseph Lane, of Oregon. It may seem somewhat paradoxical that a Pacific statesman should be ferociously warlike, but that is evidently none of our business. We cannot comply with Mr. Lane's request in regard to hoisting the Palmetto flag, but we will say that we admire his (we allude to Mr. Lane, and not the flag, of course) boldness, candor, and eloquence: [25]

Senit Chambir, Washington, March the third, 1860 onct.
Eds. Vannurty Faire--if god spairs my live I shall seeseed with in 20 dase. jonson of tennysea is fernenst me, but he haint got no intellect into him. Siyil war is sertin & I wants to here the Kannin Rore. Hist the Palmettoe banner from on top your offiis & let it waive to the Brees. Don't mucillate this mannerscript and be particular not to maike no Misstaiks in the spellin and punktooate it proper, amerykan Staitsmen suffers from scrofulus papers which tries to bring them into ridicool by mucillatin there mannerscripts.

On to the frey! the god of Bottles smiles upon the palmetto flag. yours respectably,

Gosef Lane.

--Vanity Fair.

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