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Imaginary correspondents.

During the troubles at Harper's Ferry, the New York Tribunes published letters purporting to be from one of its correspondents in Jefferson county. It is scarcely necessary to say that the correspondent was a myth, and his letters written in the Tribunes office. The depraved concern is pursuing the same course in South Carolina. It publishes letters from a man in Charleston, evidently written in New York, and a letter from Augusta, Ga., manufactured in the same way. This letter-writer luxuriates with the joy of a demon in the imaginary terrors of Southern households. The time he writes, however, he ought not to the negroes as wishing their friends "a happy Christmas," that being a phrase peculiar to New England, and never employed in the South. This little oversight has the Georgia correspondence effectually.

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