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The way they do it.

--Among the Northern papers we have received is the Washington Star. The following is the way the defeat is smothered up:

Last night the town was considerably excited by a mischievous rumor to the effect that there had been heavy fighting on the Peninsula, and that McClellan had met with a bad reverse. Such rumors have usually been put in circulation by Secesh, but the present one was traced to an employes at the Capital, who stated it on the authority of members of Congress. There was not a word of truth in the story, and it seems to have been set afloat in a spirit of revenge by some of the junketing marplote who were so deservedly set to the right shout by Gen. McClellan, on their endeavor to predicate to his front, on their late visit to the Peninsula.

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