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General Lee's letter to Mr. Barksdale, of the House of Representatives, published in Friday's issue, on the subject of putting negroes into the army, must set the whole question at rest in the public mind. He says: "I think the measure not only expedient, but necessary. " If, after such an opinion from the first military man of the Confederacy, that measure is not adopted, the responsibility of the consequences does not rest on General Lee's head. This letter is only one of the many evidences which General Lee has given of sagacity, forecast and sound judgment beyond any other public man of the day. He stood almost alone at the beginning of the war in his appreciation of the magnitude and duration of the contest. Nevertheless, he calmly girded his loins for the unequal contest, and, on his broad Titanic shoulders, has borne with majestic strength and dignity the military fortunes of the Republic. --Through this tremendous struggle he has never faltered, never shown signs