The three greatest villains and traitors which the present war has produced, are, beyond all doubt, Hicks
, and Harney
We place them in the order of their infamy.
ranks his confederates by long odds.
have some palliation in the fact of their being mercenaries, and in their carnal weakness.
But in Hicks
' villainy there are no mitigating circumstances — no plea of human frailty.
His treachery was deliberate, cold-blooded, cowardly, and hypocritical.
Before the incensed populace of Baltimore
, he quailed into submission, abjured his Unionism, and declared unqualifiedly his determination to resist the Lincoln
invasion to the death.
The threats for vengeance against the Yankee
murderers of Baltimore
citizens has hardly died away, before he slunk off to Winter Davis
' den, and set to work concocting a plan to betray Maryland
The men of the South
, unfortunately, trusted his assurances, and now Baltimore
are suffering the penalty of their credulity and weakness.--New Orleans Delta, May 28