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e 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 goveck, who looked up to him with unbounded reverence and affection. His influence was great, and "his name was a tower of strength to his people. " This may account for the latitude hitherto given to the "Freeman's Journal." Despotic as Lincoln and Seward are, they shrunk from a contest with "John, Archbishop, of New York" He was a power in the State and wielded an influence which, we think, will not descend with his office to his successor. His private character was irreproachable — he was h