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the British Empire. This is the key which deciphers the mysterious eagerness with which the fresh rushed to enlist under the stars and stripes for Southern subjugation. Any political movement which weakened the United States postponed the revenge upon England, and hence the sacrifice of blood by Irishmen for the restoration the Union. Like all enthusiasts, they became the dupes of unscrupulous politicians, and are now slowly, but surely, recovering from the deception practised on them by Meagher and other Irish demagogues, at the instance of the Yankee Government. In polities, under the old Government, the late Archbishop leaned to the Whigs. For years he was the public and private friend of Seward, and those who have had a better opportunity of knowing than the writer of this sketch are inclined to the opinion that astute and unscrupulous man made an undue impression upon a mind unnerved by extreme age and burthened with the spiritual government of an extensive arch-diocese,