The Proclamation against Butler.
The President's proclamation against Sutler and his associates comes up to the full measure of the public expectations.
The deliberation with which the conclusions of the Executive
have been arrived, at gives additional solemnity and dignity to his purpose.
and his minions will discover that it does not follow because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, that it is forgotten or forgiven.
Those of our own people, too, who have been disposed to complain of the President
's alleged indifference to the fate of Mumford
, will see that they have done him great injustice, and that he has remembered it longer perhaps than some of his censors.
In this, as in other cases, it would be as well for those of us who inhabit the valleys of private life, and whose quantifications for conducting the government of the country have never yet been discovered by our fellow citizens, to be modest and charitable in our strictures upon the course of those whom we have placed in power, and who, from their official and intellectual elevation, are probably able to take a wider sweep of the horizon than those of us who dwell upon the plains.
We trust that the Proclamation against Butler
and his officers should they fall into our hands, may be carried out to the very letter.
The black flag is the only answer to the unheard of crimes of these enemies of the human race.