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Yankee conduct of the War. In the year 1674, Marshal Turenne, commanding a French army in Germany, laid waste the palatinate with fire and sword. The unfortunate Elector, from his palace at Manheim, could behold the conflagration of two cities and twenty-five towns and villages. The animals, of every kind, were killed or driven off, the fruit trees cut down, and the crops destroyed in the fields or granaries. Alsatia and Lorrain were likewise ravaged by the same pitiless soldier, whose
the descendants of the pilgrim fathers — the godly and gain-loving Puritans — the men whose father deported a whole colony from Acadia, and made the earth reek with murder, where they coveted the lands of the unfortunate red man. Recollect that Turenne perpetrated these enormities one hundred and eighty-nine years ago, when the world was far from being so enlightened, so civilized, or so humans, as it professes to be now — that he was the tool of a despot, whose ambition for forty years kept e<