The French princes in McClellan's Staff.
has just passed up the avenue, escorted by his cavalry guard, in fine shape.--The French princes were with him, and altogether the cavalcade presented a fine appearance.
There is something a little singular in the way in which the French
princes have entered our service.
It must have been out of pure love of adventure — and the cause.
They were tired out with the respectable quiet and stillness of Claremont
, and were impelled, as a final resource, to this country and this war. They could not well join the army of any European
country without offending the French Emperor
.--Here they could come and join the Federal
army without exciting the jealousies of any prince or potentate.
Of course, if they were going to take sides at all in the war, it would be for the Government
and against the revolution.
Although a revolution made them, or rather their grandfather, a revolution unmade them.
A revolution made this nation, and a revolution now attempts to unmake it. The Count de Paris
and the Duke
entered our service with great enthusiasm. They are for the Government
, and their sympathies are against slavery and the slave-holding rebellion.
They will accept no pay from the Government
, having a sufficient income of their own, and desiring to save themselves from any charge of mercenary service.
They are heartily welcome, and as they gallop up and down the lines are received with enthusiastic cheers by the men.--Washington Cor, Springfield Republican.