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to correct a mistake which he attributes to us. We still doubt, however, whether it is not true, as stated by us, that "Bonaparte, when England had destroyed his navy,had too much good sense to begin building up another" It is a wise maxim of the law "that things not appearing are presumed not to exist." The learned editor informs us that "Bonaparte reigned nine years after the battle of Trafalgar," and as no French navy was heard of in that time, it is fair to presume none existed. Indeed, tlearned editor fully establishes the truth of our position. But we prefer to admit that we were mistaken, and that Bonaparte was guilty of the folly of attempting to build up of a sudden an entire new navy in time of war, and, after nine years,energies" in the same line have brought about nothing but disaster. Either we or the learned editor are right. If Bonaparte was wise, as we suppose, and therefore did not attempt to create a navy all of a sudden, let us profit by his wisdom, a