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the defence of the city, and to repel and prevent the passage of the Northern troops through Baltimore, but the sudden change of programme which was forced upon unhappy Baltimore by the crushing despotism of the Federal power at Washington prevented its use, and it was in an effort by Mr. Dickinson, its owner and inventor, to transport the gun to Harper's Ferry, for its use by our Virginia army, that was seized by the redoubtable Butler. It was the aid and assistance in this affair which Ross Winans extended to Dickinson that led to the arrest, by Butler, at the Relay House, of that sterling patriot and friend of the South. The mode of operating and equipping this gun for service being known only to its inventor, Butler's conquest has been wholly useless to the U. S. Government. It is known that he made the most liberal and tempting offers to Mr. Dickinson to join their cause and render this gun available to them; but being a true friend to the South, and too honest to be bough