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f the cause, he naturally feels himself at liberty to make as many blunders as possible, assume the military control, put incompetent generals in positions of vital importance, and sacrifice Confederate armies to death and captivity. We differ from General Sherman in one thing. We never heard before that it did any good to pray for the Devil. Certainly, such a Devil as Jeff. Davis is past all possibility of salvation. We would much better pray for such saints in the flesh as Lincoln, Seward, Sherman, Turchen, Butler, Hunter, etc., who, though the salt of the earth, have their little imperfections, and are not quite angels; at least, we see, as yet, "no signs of wings sprouting from their shoulder-blades." There are a few cracks in their armor of steel. Let us pray that the Devil may find no vulnerable place to reach their innocent hearts. They have had nothing to do with the bloodshed and misery that have swept over the South like a volcanic eruption from Hell. Excellent men
s a rebel city or two in which, as military dictator, hereafter, his peculiar qualifications may be useful in paving the way to loyalty, law and order. The idea of peace--"unconditional"Subjugation. The New York Times has an editorial upon the recent peace mission of Mr. Blair, and comments on the expression in the Tribune that the Confederates would be convinced by what Blair had to say that the Yankee Government did not demand "an unconditional surrender." The Times is the organ of Seward (who is, in fact, the Lincoln Government), and the following extract may not be uninteresting as an exposition of the views of that politician: Our great objection to volunteer and irresponsible negotiations of any sort is, that they inspire doubts in the rebel mind of the sincerity and determination of our Government in regard to the rebellion. We have always demanded an "unconditional surrender" as the sole condition of peace. The President has uniformly insisted that the rebels mu
ankee papers furnish them with the latest European news and gossip. From the latest batch we take the following: The Seward-Wharncliffe correspondence. The publication of Lord Wharncliffe's correspondence with Messrs. Adams and Seward, which Seward, which has been made by his Lordship himself, has excited very little interest. It is generally conceded that the refusal of Mr. Seward to grant the request of the Confederate committee was just, and to have been expected, although it is thought that he miMr. Seward to grant the request of the Confederate committee was just, and to have been expected, although it is thought that he might have couched his refusal in language somewhat more palatable. "John Bull" dislikes being snubbed so ungraciously, and the severe taunts in that now famous epistle, well merited as they were, somewhat disturb the equanimity of that irascible old can find but too many recipients." This might seem to imply a determination to reach the Northern prisoners in spite of Mr. Seward and the authorities. The New rebel pirate. Treating on the subject of the new rebel pirate afloat, the Star ho