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An infamous contrivance.

--We were shown yesterday a shattered Minnie ball that has-been extracted from the thigh of a brave South Carolina volunteer, Mr. Wm. W. East, from Greensville county, by Dr. J. H. Jones, at the Manchester Hospital. The ball had in it a piece of hardened steel, crooked so as to produce the most irritating wound, and sharpened as if by machinery. One would think the leaden missile deadly enough in itself, without the addition of the above diabolical contrivance. If the Union were not already everlastingly broken, such arguments as the above would go a very little way towards mending it again.

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