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Who are Americans? It was a very easy thing a few years ago to say who were and who were not Americans. In those days, when the admonition of Gen. Washington, "P none but Americans on guard to-night," was the watch word of a formidable political party, the only "Americans" were members of the Know-Nothing order. They did not, however, long maintain the monopoly of that comprehensive and patriotic title, and after their early decease it reverted to its original proprietors, the United States at large. Since the secession of the Southern States the Yankees, with their accustomed modesty, have appropriated the old national name of Americans. Having previously appropriated the territories, the army and navy, the military stores, the flag, the common Capitol, Hail Columbia, and the public Exchequer, it is not to be wondered at that they assume also a monopoly of the American, name, and that foreign nations, with their customary discrimination, have accorded to them that title.