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Noble letter from Mrs. Gaines.

--The New York Herald, with its characteristic mendacity, lately announced that Mrs. Gen. Gaines, on her return from the South to Washington, spoke deprecatingly of the Confederate cause; and the attention of that lady having been called to the statement, she writes the following letter to the Baltimore Exchange:


Washington, D. C., Aug. 13, 1861.
To the Editors of the Exchange:
My attention has been recently called to several newspaper notice in reference to my late visit South, wherein I am made to give utterance to certain opinions with regard to the state of things there.

Deeming it due to truth, to the South, and to myself, I unhesitatingly deny all such statements, and ask of you a place in your paper for this prompt and unequivocal denial. So far from saying as reported, I am forced to add, that the reverse is the truth, to wit — that I never saw so united a people, or a more resolute and determined a soldiery, and that, so far as I saw and heard, I had no doubt but they would stand by opinion to the last, and would sooner perish than be subdued. These were the sentiments that met me everywhere through my journey South, as I frankly stated to my friends since my arrival here, in answer to their inquiries.

Very respectfully,

Myra Clark Gaines.

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