rginia, and left the beautiful valleys of Tygart and the Potomac rivers in ashes and desolation.
It is to pay for crimes like these, and keep in employment the men who committed them, that created the debt now weighing the people down.
It was to pay such monsters, with their tools, that money was refunded by the General Government to the State of Missouri and West Virginia, and the taxes saddled upon the people of the country.
The following letter gives its own explanation:
Macon, Georgia, October 7, 1867. Henry Clay Dean, Mount Pleasant, Iowa:
Dear Sir — I have read your late communication addressed to The prisoners of war, and victims of arbitrary arrests in the United States of America.
You allege that the Congress of the United States refused to extend the investigation contemplated by a resolution, adopted by that body on the 10th of July, 1867, appointing certain parties to investigate the treatment of prisoners of war and Union citizens held by the Confeder