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The Chicago Times and Old Abe

--A correspondent of the Chicago Times, at Washington, says:

Mr. Lincoln has done much in three years to develop his real character. By the end of another year the development will be perfect. For a person in such a station to be a smutty joker, is bad enough. To be a hypocrite in the sphere that he occupies is still worse. He will sit down on the 4th of April and write a letter to a gentleman in Kentucky, in which, with shocking blasphemy, he attributes to God the crimes for which he and his abettors are responsible, and dares to attribute to the Almighty the great wrong that he has done to the black race in forcibly depriving them of their comfortable homes and kind masters; and then, rising from the task with one of his hideous smutty jokes, he sets to work with Stanton to plan his campaign in North Carolina. As he penned it so it has resulted. The successful defence of Plymouth would have enabled. Burnside's corps to have landed there. The march of the united columns of Burnside, Peck, Wessels, and Baldy Smith towards Richmond would have enabled Grant to move the Army of the Potomac also towards the rebel capital, and, between the two great armies, Richmond might have fallen.

’ This must be prevented, and it has been prevented. Richmond must not yet be takes. The war must still go on, in the interest of God and humanity; but no great victory must be won, lest the renomination of honest old Abe be imperiled."

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