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Grant's, Sherman's, Sheridan's and others by President Lincoln. To which of these two will you men and women of the South render the meed of your reverence, honor and respect? I know your answer, because I know and honor you.

But this is, by no means, all. Judge Jeremiah S. Black, of Pennsylvania, writing to Mr. Charles Francis Adams, said:

"I will not pain you by a recital of the wanton cruelties they (the Lincoln administration) inflicted upon unoffending citizens. I have neither space, nor skill, nor time, to paint them. A life-sized picture of them would cover more canvas than there is on the earth. * * * Since the fall of Robespierre, nothing has occurred to cast so much disrepute on republican institutions." (See Black's Essays, p. 153.)

Verily,

"He left a Corsair's name to other times
Linked with one virtue and a thousand crimes."

GENERAL LEE'S LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF MARYLAND.

In the address issued by General Lee to the people of Maryland when his army first entered that State, in September, 1862, he said:

"It is right that you should know the purpose that brought the army under my command within the limits of your State,