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that all officers and men whose positions may depend on the con- struction placed on said paragraph shall remain together at any point within his department they may select, and be there provisioned and cared for at public expense.
IV. In negotiating with Major-General Canby for terms for my troops, I called his attention to the necessities of the people of the States and parts of States commanded by me. He will be found liberal and just animated by an honest desire to do all in his power to prevent unnecessary hardship and suffering. My advice, there- fore, to all is to yield to the circumstances which surround them, and to honestly and faithfully perform those duties as citizens upon which must depend their future prosperity and happiness.
R. TAYLOR, Lieutenant- General. Official :
W. F. BULLOCK, JR., A. A. General.
The Merrimac and Monitor.
[Speech of the Duke of Somerset, first Lord of the Admiralty, in the British Parliament on the battle between the Merrimac and Moni- tor. From the Delta of May 15, 1862.]
The great naval set-to in Hampton Roads has set all Europe in motion. The navies of that portion of the globe are all demon- strated to be no better than old lumber. The British Parliament, in both branches, has had the question up, and the following speech from the Duke of Somerset, first lord of the Admiralty on the sub- ject, will be found interesting and instructive. The duke said, in reply to inquiries in the House of Lords, that
He was much obliged to the noble earl for having brought this subject before the House. In the summer of 1859, the Legislature was very anxious to have the navy increased, and to augment the number of line-of-battle ships. Such was the state of things when he came into office, when he found the programme of the former government included two iron-cased ships. So far from his not fol- lowing that programme, he had found it necessary to increase the number of iron-cased ships from two to six. The first that was con- structed was the Warrior, and then the Black Prince. He was not quite satisfied with those vessels, and he therefore called upon the