Butler on the Exchange Question.
Beast Rutler, "Major-General
of Exchange," has written, and published in the New York Times
, a long letter in reply to Judge Ould
's recent proposal for an exchange of prisoners.
He says that if the Confederate
authorities are willing to exchange colored soldiers heretofore claimed as slaves in the Confederate States
, the principal difficulty affecting exchanges will be removed.
in a review of this letter, applauds the manner in which Butler
, with his "acute legal mind," disposes of the subject, but says: "It surely becomes us (the Yankees
) to see that no mere technical difficulties shall stand in the way of the release of our brave men from their loathsome and horrible captivity." Such reasoning as that will be lost upon Lincoln
They will stick to the "nigger" in spite of every consideration of humanity.