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bands cannot remain with safety where they now are. Their permanent support by the Government is not contemplated, and the only place open for their reception is New England, although the majority of these men here scorn the idea of working for a living, and when asked to work answer that they did not come here to work, but to avoid it. Who saved the capital? The attempt of the Philadelphia press to claim for the small band of Pennsylvania troops who arrived at Washington on the 18th of April, the credit of having saved the capital from seizure by the rebels, has excited much ridicule here. It is well known that this squad of four hundred and fifty men came here without arms, clothes, equipments, or discipline, and were here for weeks before they were fit for any service. The 6th Massachusetts was the first armed regiment to enter Washington when it was beleaguered, and the District militia was the sole reliance for its protection until the blockade was broken by the advance