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Hanging recommended.

--A late number of the Philadelphia Bulletin, which has by accident fallen into our hands, alludes sneeringly to the message sent by President Davis to Abraham Lincoln relative to the crew of the privateer Savannah. The Bulletin urges the hanging of the Captain, as well as officers in arms, spies, and persons of prominent position who may be caught, and then says: ‘"If Mr. Davis wishes to retaliate, let him."’ A perusal of this paragraph may cause a little nervous agitation among a good many persons of ‘"prominent position"’ who are now in the military prisons of Richmond. Lincoln knows very well that President Davis is a man of his word; he knows that if hemp is used upon any Southern man or men now imprisoned at Washington or elsewhere at the North, the retaliation will be fearful. If Lincoln thinks proper to follow the suggestions of his newspaper advisers, let him do so.

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