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It requires two parties to make an armistice; and Jeff. Davis has already declared that he demands the withdrawal of our armies from the South as a necessary preliminary to any negotiation. Who shall ask for an armistice. Shall our Government sue for terms at the feet of the South? Will this audience of soldiers agree to that? [Cries of "No! No!"] But what does an armistice mean? It means to cease operations in front of Atlanta; it means to loose the hold on Richmond; it means to stop Farragut at Mobile. "As every one knows, diplomacy takes a great deal of time, and probably, at last, would fail. Can we spare enough of the weather now left us for military operations to be frittered away in armistice, and then find ourselves carried into the winter, when our campaign must necessarily close? Can we afford that now? But who believes the rebels will voluntarily come back into the Union, and give up those very ideas for which they have suffered the horrors of a long and bloody
moralized, if not destroyed, the army of the enemy." Day of thanksgiving. Lincoln has issued a proclamation that next Sunday (11th) shall be a day of thanksgiving for the late successes of the army and navy at Atlanta and Mobile. A national salute was fired at the different arsenals throughout the United States at noon on the 6th. Sherman's losses. Sherman reports his losses at only one thousand two hundred. National thanks. Lincoln tenders the national thanks to Farragut, Canby and Sherman. Great News Expected. The Herald's Washington dispatches report cheering news ahead from other quarters than Atlanta, and hint at the speedy capture of Mobile, and some important movement of General Grant, which will put Richmond in greater danger than it has ever been in before. The latest telegrams from the Upper Potomac represent Sheridan as chasing Early up the Valley. The lower Mississippi. Advices from New Orleans to the 29th ultimo represent