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around the whole circle of the rebellion, can by any apparent possibility inflict a blow upon us that will be, if successful, of any decisive advantage to their cause, is Washington. At this crisis, too, a successful blow at this point might at once change the whole face of affairs, and, through the intervention of France and England, might result in breaking up the United States into not two, but three or four, confederacies of the South American order. In view of these results, cannot Lee undertake to hold for a few weeks the defences of Petersburg and Richmond with even twenty thousand men, while, with sixty or eighty thousand, either he or Johnston is sweeping down the Shenandoah Valley for the vulnerable north side of Washington? Can this idea never be impressed upon the thick heads of our War Office: that desperate men, in desperate extremities, are always ready for, and are often successful in, the most desperate enterprises. The question of Negro recruiting in the