For the compliments contained in the above we make our cordial acknowledgments. That a historical magazine, which is just completing its thirty-second volume, and which has won so wide a reputation for ability, should deem our new enterprise of such value “that no library, public or private, that pretends to historical fulness, can afford to be without” our Papers, is, of course, very gratifying to us. But in reference to the criticisms, we have a word of reply. We are glad that our critic is. constrained to admit that Major Walthall “makes sad work of Wilson's account” of the capture of
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