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preparing the necessary articles of enacting for the brave soldiers of our States, who stand between her and infamy and misery, as an impassable bulwark. Let all the warlike resources of these great States be brought to light. It is for liberty and life we fight, and a good God has given as in this fair land all the material that brave men tried to defend their homes and their honor. Let no despair enter any heart. A bright ray of light comes to us from the direction of the tomb of Washington. Again have our brave sons, on the soil of Virginia, driven back, and almost destroyed and utterly demoralized the greatest and best army of the North. It will be months before he can recover from the blow; we will have a breathing time again before he makes his next effort. Let us diligently use the golden opportunity, and prepare by every means in our power for the conflict that is still inevitable. As to the final result, fellow citizens, judging by the history of the past eight
elf armed volunteers the railroads will bring forward during the next 24 hours. Most of these men are sharpshooters — dead shots — and there will be enough of them to make the Kentucky hills fairly swarm. Let the rebels come. It would save trouble, time and expense, in fact, if they would favor us with a visit. The Line of the Potomac. [Washington Letter in Philadelphia Press Sept. 5] If there is anything in human skill, artillery and destructive ordnance, I do not see how Washington can be taken. Wherever you look forts are seen. They command every hill, ford, bridge and ferry. From Bladensburg to Alexandria, from Alexandria to Chain Bridge, from Chain Bridge to Bladensburg, is one complete and unbroken line of defences. It would be as difficult to cross the Potomac within range of any of these points as it would have been to evade the flaming sword of the guardian angel. Under their guns our army is now resting — gradually accumulating strength and preparing for<