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Despotism at the North

--Threatened Suppression of a Newspaper.--From the New York Leader we copy the following:

Personal--I have been informed by telegraph, as the Leader goes to press, that it is the intention of Secretary Stanton to prevent the transit of this paper through the mails.--Secretary Stanton hold that unfavorable criticism upon his conduct of the War Department is calculated to weaken the Administration and exercise an insubordinate influence in the army. If Secretary Stanton cannot submit to criticism, and supposes that he is an omnipotent power above and beyond public opinion, I think he is speedily destined to be disabused of this arrogant fallacy.

I will calmly await any coercive measures that may be adopted, and rejoice in the opportunity which they will afford to vindicate the freedom of the Press from official tyranny, even though it may come from so overbearing and reckless a source as Secretary Stanton. John Clanet.

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