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of Massachusetts troops.

--The steamer Cambridge arrived at Boston on Friday with the Third Massachusetts Regiment, Col. Wardrop, from men; those at the helm busy themselves with a new and trembling eagerness about the great business entrusted to them by a nation. Let a few more misfortunes happen, such as this last, and the corruption that lies at the root of the fabric of American statecraft, smiled upon or disregarded in time of peace, will be torn up and scattered to the winds, like the shreds of another Bastile, amid the shouts of an indignant people.

It is time indeed, for the North to set its house in order, and to look well to what it is doing. If anything should happen to the veteran Scott, the command of the army will devolve upon a mere youth, hitherto unheard of, and quite inexperienced. The South appears to number among its commanders men of some ability, who understand the conduct of a campaign. They have evacuated the advanced position of Harper's Ferry, an event which we predicted as inevitable some days since, and concentrated a powerful army at Manassas Gap, a place said to be easy of defence, and where the Southerners will not only bar the advance of the Federal army further, but present an imposing and very threatening front towards Washington.

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