We get the following remarkable item through Harper's Weekly,
which a friend has favored us with.
Can it be possible that old Fuss and Feathers resists Lincoln
's income tax?
He loves money with sufficient devotion to make him hate the tax, we know; but then, situated as he is, to object to it at all would be an act of great indiscretion, not to say ingratitude.
He stayed at the North
for the sake of his salary.
The Yankee Government paid him liberally; it gave him the liberty to retire from service and continued his full pay. To refuse to pay the tax now looks most ugly.
Oh, General Scott
when will you stop falling? --The paragraph is as follows:
"The New York Post
has the following items. 'We cannot but regard it as an unfortunate event that Gen. Scott
protests against the payment of the income tax, for his is the first case of formal resistance to an enactment which, as Commissioner Lewis
observes, is required by the imperious necessities of the public treasury.' "