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taken the matter of furnishing the newspapers himself, and the "latest news" is contained in telegrams from him to Major General Dix, in New York. We give them as they are printed. The heading of the news is as follows: Victory--"on to Richmoigorous pursuit — the rebel dead and wounded left on the Field, Etc. Washington, Monday, May 9--10:45 A. M. Major General Dix: We have intelligence this morning by scouts direct from the army, as late as Saturday evening but no officialy's position, and would attack to-day. Edwin M. Stanton. [second Dispatch.] Washington, Monday, May 9. To Mayor Gen Dix: This Department has just received from Gen. Butter the official report of Gen. Lee of the operations of Friday.nt is achieving a complete victory. Spwin M. Stanton. [Third Dispatch.] Washington, May 9--4 o'clock P M. Maj. Gen. Dix: Dispatches have just reached here direct from Gen Grant. They are not fully deciphered yet, but he is "On to R
sent him General Lee's modest and guarded message of the first battle, and he communicated that to the public, no doubt believing that a report like that would be construed by the Yankees, so accustomed to boasting and hombast, into the admission of a defeat by General Lee. Stanton helps them to this conclusion by adding himself that it was generally believed in Washington that "Lieut. Gen. Grant is achieving a complete victory" ! The third dispatch of the veracious Secretary of War to Dix says: "Grant's dispatch not yet deciphered, but he is on to Richmond!" Oh, most lying officials and most gullible Yankees! Gold went down from 180 to 169⅜. Lincoln at once published his proclamation, according to custom, calling for thankagiving for the glorious victories and the capture of Richmond, now beyond a doubt! But the monster, in the midst of his boasting, declared that a great deal remained to be done. This must have been one of his jokes, to trifle with the hopes he had s