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General news items. Below will be found brief extracts of news from all quarters of Lincolndom: Arrest of Capt. H. L. Shields. The New York Times, of the 28th, says: Captain H. L Shields, of Bennington, Vt. was arrested on Thursday, charged with having carried on treasonable correspondence with the enemy. He obstinately denied the charges made against him, and promised to bring sufficient evidence of their falsity; but he was conveyed to Fort Lafayette notwithstanding. Capt. Shields graduated at West Point in 1841, served ten years in the regular army, and was twice brevetted for gallantry in the Mexican War. For the last few years he has taken no part in public affairs, although it is said by his friends that he was hoping to arrange his affairs so as to assume some position in the National army. Something about the privateer Sumter. The New York Times, of the 28th ult., has the following paragraph: Capt. Willey, of the brig C. F. O'Brien, which a
outhern colonies on the plea that it was a case of principle. They wanted to throw off a trilling tax, and to liberate their shipping and manufacturing interests from the crossing yoke of British monopoly. The fight on their part was for a selfish end, on ours, for an abstract principle, in which we had but little pecuniary interest. We went with them into the war. We generously sent our troops to their aid and helped them fight all their battles, from Boston, round by Quebec, Saratoga, Bennington, Long Island, Princeton, Trenton, Monmouth, to Germantown and Brandywine. When we had helped them break the enemy's power at the North, and he sought to crush the military power of America, in its sents in the Southern colonies, the selfish Yankees doggedly staid at home, and we had to fight all our battles alone. When we had penned up and caught the enemy at Yorktown, they sent a regiment, which on the way to that place, to reap at a cheap expense of patriotism, some of the glory of th
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