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or, and it follows that Lee could have reinforced Early with a great many men if he had only known it. He knows it now, and it is not too late to act upon the knowledge. We shall soon, in all probability, have larger operations near the Pennsylvania border than we have had lately, and we must prepare to hear, ere the summer is over, of another real invasion of the North. Perhaps a real invasion may accomplish what so many demonstrations have failed to accomplish, and draw Grant from the James river. But if Grant is still to stay there, who shall repel the invasion? No confidence would be felt by the country in any other man than General McClellan. But from General McClellan it seems the President requires "pledges." McClellan must relinquish one of the rights of a citizen before he can be permitted to serve his country. But we shall see. Perhaps even the President may forget his political schemes when there are fifty thousand rebel soldiers on their way down the Valley. Fro
Ole Bull in that quarter, the inference is quite fair that he did not succeed at all. The generation of Yankee correspondence remind us forcibly of this planter whenever a new scheme is on foot. No matter what it may be — whether Grant be trying to "outflank his own shadow," or to storm the Confederate batteries by a direct attack in front — whether he determine to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer," or to flank himself entirely out of this line to the south side of James river — whether he be meditating a raid upon the Weldon railroad, or a grand blow-up of the Confederate earthworks, these enterprising gentry never fail to frustrate the mystery. And they always, in advance, attribute to it the greatest possible degree of success. They know it must succeed, and they know why it must succeed. "It all lies in the bow," and they have found out how the bow is to be handled. They cannot tell — no, no, the secret is so awful that it will not bear telling. They c