have been surprised.
But that such an order should have been issued by a soldier — by a man who had raised himself to the rank of a General — was a subject not less of astonishment than pain.
He could not bring himself to believe that the Government of the United States would not, as soon as they had notice of the order, have stamped it with their consure and condemnation.
Her Majesty's Government received a dispatch yesterday from Lord Lyons, enclosing a copy of the proclamation of General Beauregard, in which allusion was made to the order of General Butler. There was no objection to-day the dispatch on the table.
With regard to the course the Government might think fit to take, that was a matter for their discussion; but he was persuaded that there was not a man in England who
would not show the feeling so well expressed by Sir James Walsh and Mr. Gregory.
The motion was then agreed to.
The latest dispatches, dated at London and Liverpool on
rmies to occupy such an extent, and where is the moral strength which could dispense with occupying them and hold the place of soldiers?
We simply wish to touch upon facts — nothing but facts.
What do we see on the side of the Confederates?
They burn their produce; they burn their provisions; they destroy their railways; they blow up their dockyards, their arsenals, and their ships; they leave their wives and children to fight in battle.
When in a proclamation of savage energy, General Beauregard recommends the planters to destroy their crops which are within reach of the enemy, and to apply the torch to them without delay or hesitation, it is not simply a captain excited by the drunkenness of war who speaks — it is the general sentiment loudly expressed.
Had not numerous meetings already expressed their opinion?
Once, again, let us observe, we do not wish to express our own ideas on such acts; we simply wish to give facts.
On the other hand, what are the Federals doing?
as, under the legal tender note act, become an article of merchandize, and its loss does not necessarily involve any change in the money market."
Where is Beauregard?
Various reports have been published in the Northern papers stating that Gen. Beauregard was in Richmond, or on his way there.
The Fortress Monroe correspoGen. Beauregard was in Richmond, or on his way there.
The Fortress Monroe correspondent of the Philadelphia Press, writing under date of the 21st, says:
I learn from a member of the Governor's Guard, of Richmond, Va., captured at Ashland yesterday morning, that General Beauregard is positively at Richmond, and is second in command to Gen. Joe Johnston.
It was generally understood in the rebel camps that aGeneral Beauregard is positively at Richmond, and is second in command to Gen. Joe Johnston.
It was generally understood in the rebel camps that a number of his troops had arrived, and were with them, opposed to McClellan.
My informant was an intelligent man, an old acquaintance of mine, and one I do not think would falsify the matter.
He says the food the Virginia soldiers get is poor, but they have enough to eat always, except when on the march.
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