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the various hospitals yesterday. If it is possible for our Government to obtain the release of the Confederate prisoners confined in Northern bastiles, no steps should be left unturned to accomplish it, for the appearance of those who have lately arrived here, and the statements which they make with regard to their treatment in Yankeeland, shows conclusively that it is the object of the Yankee Government to adopt every means in their power to so impair their health as to prevent them from ever being able to perform service again. Among the number who arrived were Bernard G. Crouch, of this city, and Rev. Dr. Armstrong and family, from Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Armstrong was sentenced by Butler to labor on the Dry Tortugas during the war. By what means he obtained his release we have not been informed. Thirteen of our prisoners died on the passage from Fortress Monroe to this city, and, in the opinion of the physicians now attending them, a great many others will not recover.
Execution Postponed. --Governor Smith has granted a further respite in the case of William, slave of Samuel Fauntleroy, who was to have been hung yesterday morning for the crime of burglary, committed at the dwelling of Mrs. Mary Harris, on Grace street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth--the negro and an accomplice entering the house armed with a loaded gun, a knife and a sword, ready to murder if it had been necessary to the accomplishment of their purpose. The message from the Governor was not received by the City Sergeant till a few minutes before it was time for the condemned man to be taken from the jail and after the preacher had united with him in prayer for the salvation of his soul. The execution has been deferred till the 21st of October, at which time another negro named Ben, slave of John H. Gentry, convicted or breaking into and robbing James T. Butler & Co.'s store, is also to be hung. As at present contemplated, they will then be both hung together.
that he does so, and endeavors to explain it away in conversation with one of the that stuck to him like a leech in his late journey from Harper's Ferry to Philadelphia. He only wants them, he says, to make the victory more complete, and to diminish the effusion of blood.--Those are the very objects for which all commanders seek overwhelming numbers. To state that object is merely to confess that his present numbers are insufficient to effect the object. Now, taking in Hunter's army and Butler's army, Grant had at least three hundred thousand men engaged in this enterprise. If he still wants one hundred thousand more, it affords the strongest proof that he has been signally and terribly beaten. We say, then, that thus far the advantage in this campaign has been prodigiously on our side. We have killed enormous numbers of Yankees, and that is the surest way to bring the rest to their senses. It is far better, indeed, than peace congresses at Niagara or elsewhere. The Yankees a