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A sum for the Cabinet.

--There are now about thirty thousand soldiers in and around Maryland, to hold that ‘"loyal,"’ Independent and sovereign State in subjection to the Federal Government. If anyone of Mr. Lincoln's Cabinet is good at figures, we propose the following sum for his consideration.

If it takes thirty thousand soldiers to hold the little and ‘"loyal"’ State of Maryland in subjection, how many will it take to suppress rebellion in all the powerful and revolted States of Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas? Mr. Lincoln's war programme will require an army of at least five hundred thousand men to suppress rebellion, and then if he could suppress it, it will take a standing army of at least three hundred thousand men to keep it suppressed. This immense standing army would cost us four hundred millions a year in solid cash. Then we must estimate that one-third of our soldiers will die annually to a hot and unfriendly country, which will make a constant yearly drain of one hundred thousand Northern men to supply their places.--At this rate how many years would it take to depopulate the North? If the Republican papers correctly indicate Mr. Lincoln's plans, we advise his physician to put blisters behind his cars, to draw off the hot and acid humors of his brain; for he must certainly be mad — stark, raving mad. In fact, the whole party talk and act like bedlamites--N. Y. Day Book.

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