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Lord Palmerston's Opinion of Yankee Generals.

--Lord Palmerston recently, in replying to some strictures by Mr. Cobden, said that a General, although a good Amateur dipismatist, was not likely to succeed as an Amateur General. Amateur Generals had been tried in America. To wear uniforms and in the hat were sufficient for the command of an army; but the result was that instead of Richmond being taken in ninety days they were now expecting the rebels at Washington.

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