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Gen. Lee.

We had always thought that our great commander was a quiet, unobtrusive personage, who meddled with no business but his own. From ‘"recent developments"’ we are reluctantly constrained to alter that opinion. We are afraid it can be proved before a jury that he has interfered in the arrangements of Lincoln and his Cabinet, in a manner alike unwarranted and unprecedented. To whom but to him are we to attribute the resignation of Seward and son; men who, as Yankees, and therefore remorselessly avaricious, would never have let go their hold upon the public teat but for the ‘"vicious intromission"’ of some meddling ‘"rebel,"’ like Lee in a matter with which he had properly nothing to do? To whom, if cotta him, is due the sudden resolution of Lincoln to remodel his whole Cabinet, and send every soul of the blood thirsty public plunderers who composed it packing after Seward and son? To whom do we owe the decapitation of Burnside and the humiliation of the Yankee buzzard, which the apostles of John Brown are out to apostrophize, in their creations over his gibbeted remains, as the ‘"American eagle?"’ Nay to go farther back, to whom if not to Gen. Lee, does the illustrious Pope owe it that he is left in full contemplation of his glory in the Siberia of Minnesota? To whom but to him is the ‘ "young Napoleon"’ indebted for his exile to the St. Helena of Trenton, where he has no consolation but to furnish his double to the world through the medium of his faithful Lascassas, Bennet, or his admiring O Meara John Van Buren? We are afraid that it will be but too easy to convict Gen. Lee of all these offences, and we hope President Davis wid punish him as each conduct degerves to be puntabed.

It is quite evident to our minds that if the ‘"Young Napoleon"’ had been allowed to ‘"take Richmond"’ quietly, his fortunes never would have taken the downward turn that they afterwards experienced Instead of becoming a just and a bye word in every country under the sun for boasting of victories which he never gained and lying about victories which were disastrous defaults he would have been the foremost man of all the world. Now none so low as do him reverence. To whom, if not to General Lee, is this change of fortune to be ascribed Did he not beat him day after around the Chickahominy drive him from covert to covert like a hunted woll, and leave him panting from his with his tongue banging out like that of a tired deg, under the fire of his gunboats overwhelmed with abuse and vexation? Did he not handle him so roughly at Sharpsburg that be near could get his men on to fight again? Did he not stop the promising career of Burnside, and engage his cry ‘"on to Richmond,"’ into a Lowl of ‘"on to Washington?"’ Did not Seward and sheet despair, and if they should go and like a couple of Judges hang themselves at the Washington Golgoths established for the benefit of the Yankee soldiers whom this same Lee is constantly sending there in a dying condition, whom has the world to blame for such an untimely arrest of the ‘ "irresistible conflict"’ but Robert E. Lee?

It is with pain that we pay these land things against Gen. Lee. were there the slightest appearance, or the painters hope of information, we should forbear. But we are none whatever. We cannot see the faintest sign of remorse for having slaughtered 100,000 Yankees, decrepitated three Yankee Generals, broken up Lincoln's Cabinet and stopped the supplies of Seward & Co. On the contrary, we are afraid he stands prepared to repeat the game whenever it may be found convenient to play it. We very much fear that the next Yankee army which Lincoln sends here to take Richmond and sack it, will be caught in a cul de sac themselves, as the late Mr. Burnside and his thieves were caught of Fredericksburg. Poor old Mr. Burnside? to what a condition has he been reduced by this same meddling Confederate General only think of him last Saturday week, standing ‘"in the portico of the Phillips House, "’ safe on the other side of the river, five miles and a half from the battle, surveying it, spy glass in hand and think of him now. Ah ! General Lee, General Lee, this is too bad !

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