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How the South Regards the enemy.

Mr. James T. Brady, of New York, a lawyer of eminence, and formerly well known as a State- rights Democrat and an enemy of Abolitionism, has turned, as have most of the prominent men of the North, (so wedded are they to office and emolument.) strong advocates of the war and of the Lincoln despotism. In a recent letter he denounces all who hope for peace and restoration of the Union in any other mode than that of "physical triumph." Of such persons he says:

‘ "These men are despised by the Southerners, who only respect, in a case like the present, the opponents who honorably and gallantly contest with them for the honors of the field. Each of these Southerners will hereafter exclaim with Col. Damac, in the play, 'It is astonishing how much I like a man after I've fought with him.'"

’ It is a remarkable complacency which enables Mr. Brady to consider the armies of Lin- coln as fighting "honorably and gallantly."--The manner of their war is anything else. The South, indeed, would respect an honorable and gallant foe; but their very admiration for such an one forbids anything but hate for their Yankee assailants. The London Times utters a truth on this point quite pertinent to this quotation from the New York lawyer's letter. The "Thunderer," in a vigorous article on the war, says:

‘ "Deeds like those by which the Northern States are making their present war with the South singular and execrable among the worst and bloodiest annals of mankind, can never be forgiven or forgotten. The moment any idea of reconciliation is entertained these dreadful memories will rise up like a spectre between the two parties, and forbid every attempt at reconciliation, unless founded on absolute independence on the one side, and complete renunciation of every claim to obedience on the other."

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