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Furloughs.

the evident policy of this Government the furlough system, in so far to soldiers who are rendered by disease, from performing active and to substitute therefore a full from the service. A sufficient reason might be found in every large hospital requires, for its proper support, an outlay of money and an amount of beyond computation; but a still more is presented by the soldier, who leaves the camp for the hospital, and there receives treatment. No mother's or wife's upon his fevered brow; scenes of suffering, his wants by strangers, and it is not that he should be restless and for an opportunity to .

Thus he may leave the hospital and recording to the of his furlough, goes off to camp, fatigue will bring on a and back to the hospital he goes there perhaps to die. On the other if every soldier in this situation a full discharge, he goes home to his and in due time his experiences the benefits of the warm blood courses healthy through his veins, and his eye regains fire. Then, when he hears of the of his old comrades in the field, his with ardent enthusiasm, and again his musket or his sword and hastens his place beside them once more. By the country is relieved of a and the soldier, who might have and died in a hospital, is endowed life and vigor. There can be no to the true policy of the Government this respect. Abundant Illustrations produced in support of it, while not in favor of a contrary practice.

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