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der of the school described by Plato as "word weavers." With his foot on this prostrate statue should our Professor sit, and bid his pupils look and shudder at the ruin which gales of speech, let loose by a rhetorical Æolus, have brought upon an afflicted land. Then, in due course of time, another generation will arise, which will appreciate, at the proper value, those representative bodies which, in times like these, discourse for months upon wind instruments, whilst that man of action, General Lee, in vain points out the only means and hope of their salvation. One of the greatest charms of Spring is, that it puts an end to deliberative bodies, as it is one of the consolations of Fall that it puts an end to the kindred bore and annoyance of mosquitoes.--The land is wearied and disgusted with debates, addresses and high-sounding resolutions. The passage and enactment, four months ago, of any law, putting into the field all able-bodied men, the representatives included, would ha
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
(when the Confederates were threatening Washington,) and joining the Confederate army and fighting against the Union troops then defending the city, he being subject to draft there, has been suspended by the President. Yankee estimates of General Lee's strength, made from the "best authority," prove him to have from sixty thousand to seventy-five thousand men, of which, it is supposed, he has sent South to Beauregard from ten to fifteen thousand. The Federal Senate, on Monday, by twennor Fenton, of New York, lately made to the Secretary of War an offer of the services for one hundred days of ten regiments of State militia to garrison the lately captured Southern forts. This proposal was referred to General Grant, and by him declined. The Louisville Journal, speaking of Lee's army editorially, says: "We have reason to say that the rebels are expecting very soon to startle the whole country and astonish the world. No matter what our reason may be, it is a good one."
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
ake in the centre was remarked by many as it gradually faded away. From Grant's army — what Lee's movements are to be. The last reports from Grant's army are chiefly speculations about apprehended movements of General Lee: All females and others not connected with the Army of the Potomac have been ordered to leave the lines. Parties from the front report that our lookouts andw days, discovered large bodies of rebel troops moving to and fro, which leads to the belief that Lee is receiving reinforcements from Beauregard's army, or is massing his troops at some point for tht city within four days. There are other circumstances which tend to confirm the belief that Lee will soon contract his lines by evacuating Petersburg and falling back behind the Appomattox rive The Herald's City Point correspondent gives a report that Johnston commands at Richmond, and Lee has gone South to meet Sherman. Intended operations against Mobile. A letter from Cairo