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Gen. Butler proposes to make the rebels accede to his terms of exchange. The remedy will be unpleasant; but Pelissier performed more barbarous acts in Algiers."’ What new barbarity Butler proposes to perpetrate it is impossible to conjecture.--Marshal Pelissier smoked some hundreds of Arabs to death in a cave in Algiers; but if he proved himself more of a devil than a man by that horrid act, he had at least the redeeming quality of courage, a thing which the pettifogging lawyer of Massachusetts, who is strutting about in a Major General's uniform, has not the faintest conception of But the greater the coward, the more cruel and bloodthirsty; and the Inquirer is too modest by half when it gives the palm of inhumanity to the grim old soldier of France, over the white livered Yankee militia officer who hung an innocent man at New Orleans, and has been robbing and murdering harmless and helpless people ever since. But Butler may rest assured that no engine of torture he can invent is going to "make the rebels accede to his terms." Whatever horrors he visits upon Confederates will be visited upon the Yankee prisoners now in our hands and those whom we may take hereafter, and it all this ends in a hoisting of the Black flag upon both sides, on his own head will rest the sole responsibility. Would that the wretch could be prevailed upon by any sense of shame to make his appearance only once on a battle field ! What nation before ever possessed a "Major General" who was as proud of keeping out of danger as other men are of going into it, and who make war only upon prisoners, women, and children? What nation ever descended to such a depth of degradation except the United States? And what nation could reach a lower deep except one, if it be possible to imagine such an exception, which could be "made"by such a beast to "accede to his terms?"
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