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employment, and profit. It is to furnish the heavy bulk of exportations. It is to present the market for merchandize and manufactures. It is to supply freights for the shipping; and it teems with the population which is to give travel to their railroads, business to their cities, and life and enterprise to everything. More than all this to the men in authority, the Northwest holds the preponderating vote in the Yankee Union, and can make and unmake President, Secretaries and Generals. McClellan himself was its own man, before whose rising star, Scott and McDowell warned into obscurity. The Northwest is no longer the great giant she is vaunted, if the Mississippi is taken away from her. She is then thrown upon the Lakes and the St. Lawrence, half the former and all the latter British, for her water access to the seas. Besides this channel of exit, she must depend upon great lines of Yankee railroads; and, if the railroad itself be the farmer's curse, what must be the Yankee
The Hon. Schuyler Colfax has had another conversation with the generalissimo, McClellan, on which occasion Mr. Colfax says, "the General repeated with emphasis his former declaration that the war" has been in no hurry. In his next conversation, the Hon. Schuyler would do well to ask Gen. McClellan to define what he means by "short." The war was to be "short and sharp" when Gen. Scott took command, and under McClellan it is to be "short and desperate." If the Honorable Colfax permits himself to be put off with this vague stereotype, he is easily satisfied. Let him ask McClellan to bMcClellan to be precise and definite, as Seward is, who always gives the number of days in which the war is to end--"ten," "sixty," or "ninety"--and who is thought none the less of by his admiring countrymen because he never hits the mark. McClellan is no prophet. He predicted before the battle of Leesburg that the North had "had its last defeat and seen its last retreat," a prediction which was fulfilled b