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The discharged prisoners.

Our readers are aware that fifty-seven Yankee prisoners were lately released through humans motives, and sent to Newport News under a flag of truce. The care and attention with which these wounded men were treated was a subject of general remark, and their manner and conversation indicated nothing but gratitude. Had they been sworn allies of the Confederacy, there could not have been more apparent sincerity in their professions of eternal friendship. But in all this the deceitfulness of the ‘"universal Yankee"’ was illustrated, and, as might have been expected, they unfolded an array of unmitigated false-hoods on their arrival North. We reprint this morning, from a Baltimore paper, the report made by these unprincipled men, which, if it were not a sad commentary upon the depravity of human nature, would be a most amusing recital. They will be extensively lionized throughout the Lincolnite domain, and all their powers of invention will be taxed in the relation of fictitious tales of ‘"Southern barbarity."’

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