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tions, in the mode of conducting it, and the objects at which it aims. Any other State than Massachusetts, which brought nothing to the common stock, and subsisted only by the patronage of the Generpartnership all the capital it possessed, and, by legislative protection of the interests of Massachusetts, had made her a great manufacturing and commercial State. But humility and gratitude were nn, and are never satisfied till they have stung the bosom that warmed them to life. Such is Massachusetts; a State which, but for the hot-house legislation of the General Government, for tariffs, pas, would now be the most barren rock on the Atlantic coast. The prominent part taken by Massachusetts in this war is not surprising to any one acquainted with her antecedents and character. We trust that her share may not be less prominent in its calamitous results; we trust that Massachusetts, which claims the distinction of drawing the sword in this war, will yet perish by the sword, phy
d back by the line, will inevitably drag upon the wires to which the torpedoes are attached, and either cause their explosion or cut off their connection with the shore, and thus render them harmless. The American Bible Society has recently made a grant of 7,000 Bibles and Testaments for circulation in the rebel States, and these are now on their way to Richmond our Government having permitted them to be forwarded. In the Chicago Court of Chancery, last week, a bid for foreclosure was issued in a cause of Fernande Wood against the heirs, widow, and creditors of the late Stephen A. Douglas. The amount claimed is over $80,000, on property near the Illinois Central railroad works. Four hundred disasters from Hooker's army have been sentenced by court-martial to hard labor during the residue of their term of enlistment. Hon. Gerrit Smith has contributed $500 to equip a regiment of colored troops in Massachusetts, and offers $8,000 for the same purpose in New York.