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We observe that General Meagher is occasionally mentioned among Federal officers on active duty, but we hear nothing of his Legion. What has become of the Irish Legion? It was the bravest and hardiest body of soldiers in the Federal service. Where, oh where, has the Irish Legion gone? Irishmen, one would think, ought to be tired, by this time, of fighting other people's battles, especially the battles of enemies against friends. We are glad to discover that they are no longer rushing with enthusiasm to the banners of Lincoln. The experience of the war and the advice of their most judicious friends are beginning, at last, to have their due effect. His Holiness, the only potentate in the world who has manifested any sympathy with our cause, has not in vain signified his disapprobation of such counsels as those of the late Archbishop Hughes. From that time the Catholic Church in New York has been swayed by a spirit more in consonance with the teachings of the Gospel. But we warn them that they will have to pay for their backsliding some day.--It needed not the present war to show that Puritanism is as intolerant and cruel now as in the days when one of its pleasant diversions in Ireland was to set houses on fire, and when the women and children ran out to transfix them with bayonets and pitch them back into the flames. We advise the Catholics of the North to look out. They will have to pay one of these days for their Secession sympathies.
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