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From Nashville.

the Army of Occupation--Loyalty of the native citizens — the Yankees have a hard road to travel.

The editor of the Knoxville Register gathers from two gentlemen who recently left Nashville some interesting and valuable information in regard to the condition of things there a portion of which we copy:

One of our informants reports the effective Federal force at the Capital as consisting of only three regiments. There are yet seven thousand sick Federal soldiers in the hospitals, although large numbers have been recently removed. Some weeks ago there were as many as fourteen thousand in the hospitals, and the deaths numbered from sixty to one hundred per day. When the invaders first entered city there were among the native population, about twenty or thirty Union men; and such have been the outrages committed and the tyranny exercised, that the sentiments of these have undergone an entire revolution, and there is not now a single Union man in the place. Andy Johnson's appointees to office are all either Northern men, who have been residents there, or unnaturalized all us. The same is the case with his body guard, and the boasted Tennessee regiment he has attempted to raise. The Federal pickets will not leave the turnpike, for fear of bushwhackers and Morgan men. The ladies of Nashville are as vindictive as ever against the Federal, and the men quite as far from being friendly. The Northern soldiers freely express their disappointment and surprise at not being more cordially welcomed by the oppressed and terrorized. Union element they came to liberate Severed brigades from different free States, disgusted with the imposition practiced upon them in this respect, and with the representations made to them that the rebellion would be ended in thirty days, that the capture of Nashville would immediately bring Tennessee back to its allegiance, &c., old demand their discharge and refused to fight longer against the South. They were disarmed, but as there were too many of them to think of hanging, and too many to held in Nashville as prisoners until they could be reduced to subordination, they were all sent northward under guard. This probably gave rise to the rumor we heard some time ago about the evacuation of Nashville. The rumors we have had of the demoralization of the invading army are not exaggerated. The deserters from Nashville number fifteen or twenty daily. A Michigan regiment applied to a lawyer to get a writ of habeas corpus to claim a discharge from service on the ground that they were induced to enlist by false pretences — that they came South to fight for one object, and found that the war was prosecuted for a different object. Upon applying to the commanding officer to know if the write of habeas corpus would be respected, his reply was that is would not, and if taken out he would shoot every man of them for mutiny. These facts Andy Johnson's vigilant censorship of the press has prevented from becoming generally public.

The tax bill passed by the Lincoln Congress has created much excitement among such of the troops as are small property holders. They swear they can never pay it, and that their property shall not be sold for it. They intend to return home to resist it and if the war is not ended in thirty days, they will lay down their arms.

Had we space, we could recite many more of these facts, all going to show that "the way of the transgressor is hard," and that the Lincoln Seward despotism "has a hard road to travel."

A Glimpse of Nashville sentiment.

There is published in Nashville a little daily paper called the Union, which seems to be the organ of Andy Johnson. In the number of April 26 appears an editorial, three columns in length, which labors to convince the people, in spite of the negro debates in the Lincoln Congress, that the purpose of the Republican party in the North is not hostile to slavery in the States Immediately following this editorial is a communication which we copy. It shows that Andy's organ has not succeeded to any great extent in pulling wool over the eyes of the Nashville people.

Were it not for the appearance of armed men, wearing the uniform of the U. S. Army, on the streets of Nashville, and the display of the old flag from the Capitol, one might readily disbelieve the fact that the supremacy of the constitution had been reestablished on the soil of Tennessee. Loud mouthed traitors pollute the air with their treasonable utterances; they stand on the street corners and predict, in tones of insolence, the speedy exit of our forces from the city, and the re-establishment of the bongs Confederacy.--Along the business thoroughfares of the city they traffic and trade, unmolested and unquestioned, insulting with sneers the passing soldiers of the Union, and bestowing "curses, not loud but deep, " on the Government which thus tolerates their treason. In the name of common sense and common decency, how long is this state of affair to continue? Along the Ohio river, the loyal citizen whose patriotism, was never questioned is required to subscribe to the oath of allegiance, in order to pass from one town to another, while here, under the same flag, the open and avowed enemies of the Union are protected in their treachery.

The oath of allegiance should be administered to every man who seeks to carry on business in Nashville. No mas has a right to enjoy the blessings of this free Government without swearing to support it against foreign foes and domestic traitors. If we were only as zealous in our efforts to uphold the Government as the rebels are to pull it down, success would always perch upon our banners. A hesitating, doubting policy never was productive of good results, and never will be. The path of duty is the path of safety, and we must follow that path through all its windings. The rebels are terribly in earnest, and if the Government of our fathers is to be re-established, the policy of our leaders must be materially changed. To sprinkle cologne on a raging conflagration, would be wisdom compared with the policy of cajoling and protecting men who are beat on destroying and subverting the Union of these States. To all such let the oath of allegiance be tendered; their refusal to take it will mark them as public enemies, and to be treated as such. Let the authorities be up and doing. Make every man "face the music," and let that music be the "music of the Union. "

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