The New York Seventh Regiment.
A soldier in the New York Seventh Regiment writes to the Annapolis
correspondent of the Baltimore
press as follows:
"If you are a lover of peace, and at the same time a friend of the South
, determined but wise, you will, I hope, give some consideration to the facts and deductions that I here present you."
"The New York Seventh Regiment is famed over the country — you know what for. They are here now in obedience to a call which summons them to the defence of the Capital
: They deprecate the necessity which brought them upon the soil of Maryland
As individuals and true gentlemen they appreciate, and I might almost say sympathize with, their Southern brothers.
They have created upon the minds of all who see them an unmistakably favorable impression.
Go among them and see if this is not true of this regiment of gentlemen.
Now, remember that many of the officers and soldiers of this corps are intimately connected with members of the next Congress, and will no doubt, exercise some influence upon that body."
"In view of all that I have stated, will the leaders of secession deem it a politic act, a wise act, to obstruct the passage of this regiment to Washington
, to kill some of their number, and by such means convert the regiment into enemies?
I can't regard the method, or even grammatical arrangement of words here written, but I hope you will understand me, nevertheless.
[I am not a writer by profession.] Lastly, call to mind that Seward
's Congress, followed by a Northern or National Convention, will have the power to end the war, if they will only have the disposition, and here the influence of the Seventh Regiment becomes of importance.
"Please consider the suggestions I have now to make: It is, instead of fighting the Seventh Regiment back to the bay, they be granted by the Maryland
irregulars, gathering between here and Washington
, a free passage, in compliment to the qualities which adorn them individually."
"As to the ungainly troops from Massachusetts
, I have nothing to say respecting them. "