Before the late battles, some inventive Yankee published a wonderful dream of Gen. McClellan
, in which the spirit of George Washington
appeared to him, showed him a map of Virginia
, and solemnly urged him to put down the rebellion.
The Man is evidently taken from the lying dream attributed to John C. Calhoun
, in which Washington
appeared to the great Carolin
and sternly rebuked him for his disunion sentiments.
The idea of George Washington
, living or dead, holding any converge with an invader of Virginia
, and showing him a map of his native State, that McClellan
might trace it out in hues of blood, by worthy of a Yankees.
Wonder if the map embraced the Chickahominy swamp
! We suspect the only spirit that visits McClellan
is one that he is a little too fond of calling from the ‘"vasty deep"’ of the distilleries; and that, in this condition, he mistakes Old Scott, (who considers himself equal to George Washington
.) showing him a map of Virginia
, for the Father
of his Country.
A man must certainly be very drunk to make that mistake.