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with milk and honey. Shocking instances of individual cruelty there have been, and the chief author of these cruelties, so disgraceful to humanity, is or was Mrs. Lincoln's own brother.--But, on the other hand, I know of instances of equal atrocity perpetrated on Confederate prisoners by Gen. Shoepf or his understrapper, and on by the order, as he says, of the President; and, on this occasion, I believe he tells the truth. Why was this order promulgated? It was not promulgated until Mr. Lincoln had ascertained definitely that the Confederate Government did not recognize our niggers in uniform (or rather their niggers stolen from them) as soldiers; woulcts were first discovered by the notorious Higginson and Montgomery, and sent by them to Senators Sumner and Wilson, and communicated by the latter, in turn, to Mr. Lincoln. The President was unwilling to believe them, but satisfied himself finally that they were really true. The abolitionists and radicals who control him, an
above statement seems incredible, but not more so than many things would have seemed a few years ago which we now know to be true. It will not do to discredit now-a-days all that seems wild and wonderful. A few years ago, if any man had predicted such an invention as the Morse telegraph, by which instantaneous communication could be had between and New Orleans. He would have been visionary. Less than two years ago, if one had predicted that this free Republic of ours could be converted, in the year of our Lod 1863, into the most odious military despotism, with the purse, the sword, the Legislature, and absolute control of the bench and the ballot box in a single hand, and all this power concentrated in the person of such a character and intellect as — well, say in the person of the caliber of "Abe Lincoln"--the prophet of such monstrosities would certainly have been regarded as a fit subject of confinement in a lunatic asylum. Yet these things are! Therefore nil admiral