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Gen. Forney and his active and officiant aids have exhibited an almost superhuman energy in the efforts they have mads to put Mobile on a substantial war footing. No trumpets have been blown; no town orders have been employed to herald the facts in our streets and blate it to the world, but nevertheless, throughout the live-long day and during many of the silent Vienna of the night, the work has been going bravely on. By the energy he has displayed and the foresight and wisdom he has exhibited, Gen. Forney has won not only the grateful admiration, but that which is far better, the unwavering confidence of the army and the citizens under his command and protection. In this moral power there is strength, No shells can dismantle the ramparts it mounts and mans. It was the mingled confidence and admiration of the French army for Marchal Macdonald that enabled him to effect the passage of the Splugen and hold around his colors fifteen thousand men at Wagram, until, under the fire of the Russian artillery, they were reduced to fifteen hundred. The citizens of Mobile are indeed to be congratulated on two important facts at this time. First, that we have a craven pottroone here whining for a surrender; and, secondly that we are in the hands of officers competent to lead into the fight the gallant spirits eager to go there. All honor to the indomitable Forney and his gellant army !-- Mobile Tribune.
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