The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, November 13, 1861, Image 1

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Restore the Fugitive ! Ay, when
The Son of God descends again
And bids me never more to do
As I would fain be done unto.
Restore the Fugitive ! I will
When God s own voice in man is still,
Aftd wrong is right by God's decree,
And light and air no longer fr€e.
Restore the Fugitive ! No, ne'er
"While I've a home, a shelter, where
The persecuted one may bide.
Castle or grave, and side by side.
Restore the Fugitive The law
Is like the cords that Samson wore,
And Hature, were each thread a chain.
Would snap a thousand such in twain
"So fight I," says Paul, "not as one
that beateth the air. But I keep under .
uiv body, and bring it iuto subjection "
The literal translation is, 1 strike under
(he eye, making it black and blue. This
is a boxiDg phrase indicative of the sharp
est, sternest efforts at self-mortification
As oue who should say—l conquer iuy
fleshly appetites by violeut and reiterated
blows, and bring them into subjeclisn. I
lead uiy body along as a conquered cap
tive. It is a beaten antagonist. My
wicked, lustful nature is thus vanquished,
"lest that by any means when 1 have
preached to others, I myself should be a
llere is a tremendous warning to every
one of us —a warning founded on our
couble danger —first from evil appetites
of the body, and also from evil affections
of the heart. Paul, the heroic apostle of
Jesus, so felt his actual danger that he
tells us that he bruised aud beat down his
sensual passious, lest having -aved others
he might hiiusel! dually be lost. Iu the j
phrase before us he especially refers to the
bodily appetites. "I keep the body un
der." i. e., I smite it under the eye 1
Paul —like other men of energetic make
and ardeut temperament —was very pro
bably tried with strong temptations to ex
ce.-ses of the passions, both physical and
moral. He has nut chosen to let u? into
nil the secrets of his character. He knew
nothing of the modern psvudo-seieuce ot
phrenology ; nor would lie have been one
whit the wiser if he had. He does not
tell us how often "acquisitiveness tempt
ed hiui to pocket the "collections' sent
up to the saints ar Jerusalem; or how
often he fell through the sore .-tress ot !
his "destructiveness," his "amitiveness,
or his "combativeness." Such jargon he
leaves for modern empirics iu the myste
rious science of the mind.
But methinks I ?ee the wrestling of a
stern and furious struggle between the
holier aud the baser natures ot oue ot
God's heroes in that profound aud plain
tive seventh chapter of the epistle to his
Roman brethren. I seem to see a stout
soldier of the cross, with uplifted arm
and swollen sinew, crying out—l beat
down my baser self. 1 give no quarter
to my lusts. I strangle my appetites till
they grow livid in the face. 1 vauqui-h
my iuuer foes that God uiav make me
stronger to vanquish his foes without me.
Lest, having saved others, I, Paul, the
converted blasphemer of Damascus,should
only prove to ne a pitiful wretch aud cast
For Paul claimed no immunities from
danger through his positiou. That 3 man
is a professed minister of ;he Lord Jesus
is no assurauce that he may not be cast
into hell. He has "like passions with
his fellow-men. The same ravening lusts
that have decimated the bar and the sen
ate-bouse have left their blood prints on
the pulpit stairs. Along the whole track
of ministerial biography, there lie strew
ed, here and there, the bleaching bones
of those unhappy victims who fell a prey
to the spoiler. Paul, to be sure, never
fell. To the last he kept his faith, and
the integruy of a godly life. And the
simple secret ef this continence and this
coti3tanoy I read in these brave weds, "So
fight I, not as oue that beateth the air.
I keep my body in subjection, lest that
by any means when I have preached to
others, I should be a castaway "
Shall we restrict the scope of this life
battle to sensual appetites alone ? Paul
did not; he extended it to all the wicked
propensities of his mental and his moral
nature. The war which every Christian
has to make must be universal aud un
sparing on the whole brood of iuterior
passions, ffhe sudden insurrections of
anger—the malicious whisperings of green
eyed envy—the acid tongue of censoriousr
ness—the olutohings of greedy covetous
ness—the restless cravings of unsanctifled
ambition—the subtle sophistries of deceit
the uprisings of bigotry and spiritual
pride—ail these and every other like them
in the great rebtl army of the heart,must
be uiet with the same iodiscrimate war to
the knife. He who would keep his con
science clean, and his life holy, must wage
this life battle without compromise and
without quarter.
I. Let us offer a few concise rules fur
the conduct of th.s spiritual life battle j
Our first counsel is— beware oj the sitmt
marches which the flesh will steal up -n i
you We are fearfully and wondf f'il!\
made ; the combination of body and -pi' i .
is such that each one react- up • t"sutkrt
in a manner that i- must direct al
most mysterious The encroachment- ti
the ''flesh" are astonishingly quiet and
insidious The cravings of healthy appe
tite may gradually lead o the excesses of
gluttonv Put a knife to your throat
Tampering with so-called iurocent stimu-j
lants has sent many * professor of religion
to the grave of the inebriate. The cup
of coffee led to the glass of wine; the
wine to the brandy ; and the braudv to
With ail possibilities of self-indulgence ;
come temptations. Luxury steals silent
marches on Christians when prosperity
brings withiu their reach a fine equipage. ,
or high living, or splendid establishments.
There is hardly a Christian who lives
wiien wotth ten thousand dollars a year
as he lived when hard toil gave him only
ooe thousand or one hundred. Men
change their habits gradually ; not sud
denly. A man may be couverted iu a
moment. Backsliding is the process of
mouths or of years By degress tippling
grows into intemperance; bv degrees the
social evening entertainment prolongs
itself into the miduight frivolities of the,
rout, the ball-room, and the play-house;
bv degress a church-member exchanges
the prayer-meeting for the opera Beware
of the silent marches of the enemy.
11. If you fiud that the contact of
certain persons aud places is dangerous
to your weaknesses, theu avoid those
persons and places, cost what it may If
you are temptible by a wine-cup, thOu
keep out of convivial company. If you
have tendencies to run mad with over
mirthfuluess. then stay away from tho?e
circles in which you are tempted to turn
the Christian into the harlequin. It is
not every young Christian who can be
trusted even to walk through cerfaiu
-ireets in our great cities. A "besetting
sin" may lurk in that very street.
A man's besetting sin is the one that
jumps with his inclinations. Does he
love ease ? Then lie always Interprets
those Providences in his own favor that
allow him to sit still, or to enjoy his ham-i
mock. Does he love flattery and eclat ?
Then he imagines that he is working for
God. when he is oulv working for human
applause Here is a dangerous foe ; all
the more so from its wearing the guise ot
an honest friend Look out for selfish-!
ne-s It. is the mid Adam" lurking be
hind everv hedge Like Southern sla
very, it will oulv keep the peace on condt
tion of having its own way If riot, then
its stiletto is unsheathed in a moment.
It is a poiite and plausible, but a godless
spirit. Keep no league with it A Chris
tian is never safe unless he is continually
collaring every evil passion af his nature,
and lurciug it iuto uucoriditiuual submis
111. Finally, put on the whole armor
ot God —the shield of faith, the breast
plate of righteousue-s, ami the sword of
the Spirit. Leave no spot exposed Ai.ab
wa< wounded thr ugh the joints of til
harness In the heat of the conflict,look
to Jesus the Caprain of your salvation ;
and never surrender Toward the sunset
of the long bloody day ot Waterloo, when
the surviving remnant of the old Imperial
Guard were summoned to lay down their
arms, the scarred veterans of fifty victori
ous fights cried out, "The Old Guards
Can die ; but they cannot surrtnder !" —
A". T. Independent.
If you give a jest, take oue.
The beauty of behavior consists in the
mauuer, not the matter, of your discourse.
Love your fellow creature, though viei
: ous. Hate vice in the friend you love
the most.
Insnlt not another for his want of a
talent you possess—he may have others
which you want.
Make your company a rarity and people
will have it. Men despise what they can
easily have.
Value truth, however you come by it.
Who would nut pick up a jewel that lay
: on a duoghill ?
You need not tell all the truth, unless
ti those who have a right to know it all.
But let all you tell be truth.
If a favor is asked of you, grant it, if
you can. If not. refuse it in such a uian
! ner as that one denial may be sufficient.
\\ it without humanity degenerates into
bitterness. Learning without prudence
j iuto pedantry.
He who kDows the world, will not be
' too bashful. He who knows himself, will
' not be impudent.
Defected to tfye plrigcijiies of Jhu ti)e D&sityifMiie!} °f Qnd Tulff?.
There is one individual, however, in
this camp whom neitLer rain nor mud,
nor cold, nor heat, can suppress, and that
is the irrepressible "Jessie." The other<
morning I waded out to Camp Lillie, in
this ill-favored state of the weather, with
out expecting any news, but byway of
escaping the dreary monotony of thetown .
It was such a day as Arabella Sophia
would have chosen to recline dreamily
upon the lounge before the cheerful fire,
and pour over the dagger and pistol pages
of the "most rhrilliug novel of the age ;"
or as Flora Augusta would have thought
it terrible to go out iu, and certain to give
her her death of cold.
But Jessie beutom Fremont is not
made of such stuff. *u fact. "Old Bui
lion" didn't allow sulb tender plants to
grow up iu his house. He believed iu
wotueu having constitutions, and he
made her a practical illustration of his
If I had been looking for her, I should
have gone to her quarters some distance'
up on the hill, expecting to find her com
fortably housed lor the day. But as I
stopped before a fire in front of the Gen
eral's tent, who should I see but the in
evitable "Jessie" inside, seated at a table
opposite her husband and in earnest cou
suhatiou over the affairs of the "Western
Department," while by her side sat her
daughter, Miss Lillie F., a patieut and
a'teutive listeuer.
After a little, the business in hand
having beeD disposed of, they both cauie
out. and while the latter went into an ad
joining tent to warm herself by a little
army stove, the former came up to our
and entered iuto conversation with
the company - as freely and familiarly as
if she knew every one of us. Pretty
soon she espied 1 rank Leslie s artist sit
tiug on a stump a little way up, with pen
cil and paper in hand, taking a sketch of
tbecamp. Forthwith she posted up there
and instituted au examination iuto his
work, and gossipped with him as she
peered over his shoulders, uutil another
shower drove her into the tent where
Miss F., had taken refuge, and where she
iuvited us and proceeded to expatiate up
on anything and everything her visitors
had a mind to talk about, winding up
with sending for some refreshments in
cluding a bottle of .Missouri Catawba, a
box of which somebody had presented
This incidental interview gave me au
opportunity of toriuiug a more reliable
aud definite impression concerning her,
winch at tlie risk of being thought a little
Jenkiuish, I shail endeavor to convey to
tlm readers of the Gazette, to many of
whom "Jessie" was au object of special
interest duiing the eampaigu of '56, and
in the changing tortuues of the day may
turn out to be so agaiu. As I remarked
iu my last, she !-irikes one as rather mas
culine in general appearance, but this
first impression is very soon entirely dis
sipated in conversation with her There
is uoi a classical feature about her, and
yet her face becomes interesting from the
gentle* benevolent, and pleasing expres
sion which it assumes in conversation. —
When iighted up, it is full of sprigbtli
tiess, vivacity, aud intelhgeuce. Her
inauner is soft, persuasive and insinuat
ing. aud her voice uncommonly musical
But her chief outward, attraction is her
eyes, and she know* how to use them, as
most women do. I said in my last 1
thought they were grey, but iu this I was
mistaken They are brown. Eyes so
expiesJve of every euiotiou are rarely
met with. They lend a warmth and fer
vor to, and adorn and illustrate, whatever
she savs. Indeed, the play of her eyes
and features, the glow of her ruddy com
plexion, and the melody of her voice,
give the same effect to her conversation
that "variations" do to a piece of music ;
aud all this despite her really being a
••plain" looking woman when her coun
tenance is in repose. She has great tact
and self-possession, is ready, fluent, and
unembarrassed in speech, and without
the feast sacrifice of dignity, is perfectly
free from any sort of conventionality. —
! The extent of her knowledge upon polit
ical and governmental affairs entitles her
to be considered.a JStateswoJimn of no or
dinary calibre. She would make a pret
ty formidable antagonist in a political
discussion, and as a tenant of the W hitc
, House could dispense politics and hospi
talities, and preside at state dinners, to
better advantage, I imagine, than any
lady who has figured therein during our
day. Cincinnati Gazette.
Never fish for praise—it is Dot worth
the bait.
Men of many word 9 are generally men
of many puffs.
To offer advice to an angry man, is like
blowing against a tempest.
If you treat your inferiors with famil
iarity, expect the same from them.
Let all your jokes be truly jokes. Jest
ting sometimes ends in sad earnest
Col. Harris of the Ohio Field Holes,
an acknowledged authority ou the sub
ject, writes as follows in regard to the
♦ best kind of horse for a lady, his manage
( ment, etc :
"The bridle of a lady's horse should be
a single reiu cu r b—never a snaffle to be
pulled upon —requiring the strength of a
thread only to guide and direct the ani
mal, and drawn only when the horse is
required to be stopped ; at all other times
to be kept slightly iD hand or permitted
to lie geutly ou the arched neck of the
beautiful creature, permitting him to look
abroad upon things and see the road that
he is traveling; starting with a bound
iuto a graceful canter at the leauing for
ward of the rider, withovlt the use of the
whip or other incentive. '
We had supposed a double bridle was
preferable that is, curb and snaffle, either
of which could be used as occasion re
quired The majority of English ladies
use such a bridle.
"The pace of a lady's horse should be
long rather than short, that the rider may
bend gracefully forward, and not be jerked
backward at every step, in the most vul
gar manner immaginable. A lady eques
trian must never appear in a hurry ; it
is unbecoming aod ungenteel, aud shows
plebeian blood ; aud many instances are
on record, showing that a horse knows a
gentleman or a lady at sight as well as
, most of us."
An English lady of rank and wealth,
now in Egypt, writes home as follows:
"1 fear YOU may deem me rather boast
ful of uiy horsemanship when I tell you
that two Arab horses which threw their
cavaliers did not throw me. The cause,
however'was not in my skill, but in the
very remarkable predilection these intel
igent animals feel toward the weaker sex
Let the wildest and fiercest Arabiau be
J mounted by a woman, and you will see
liiui suddenly grow mild and gentle as a
Jamb. I have had plenty of opportuni
ties to make the experiment, and in my
own stable there is a beautiful gray Arab,
which uubody but myself dare ride, lie
knows me, anticipates my wishes, and ju
diciously calculates the degree of latigce
I can bear without inconvenience. It is
curious to see how he manages to quicken
his pace withoit shaking tie and the dii
ferent sort of steps lie has invented to
; remedy contradictory purposes. Horses
•being as liable to forgetfulucss as other
! organized beings my incomparable gray
would allow his natural ambition to over
come his gallantry, and it another horse
threatened to pass him, would start off
with the speed cf a whirlwind. Woe to
"i me if, under such circumstance. , I were
to trust to the strength of my arm, or the
power of the bridle ! I knew the gal
lant charger better. Leaving my hand
loose, and abandoning all thoughts of
compulsion, 1 would take to iter-uasion —
pat him ou the neck, call him by his
I name, beg hi in to be quiet, and deserve
the piece of sugar waiting for him at
at home. Never did these gentle means
fail. Instantly would he slacken his
pace, prick up his ears as if fu'.ly com
prehending his error, and come back to a
soft amble, gentle neighing as if to crave
pardon for Lis momentary offense.
The inquiry is in everybody's mouth,
who is General Ilalleck ? who rumor says
is to supersede Gen. McCiellan in the
' command of the army of the Potomac. —
j The following account of him, which we
J find in an exchange paper, is the only in
; formation we can obtain :
General Henry Wager Ilalleck is one
, ot the four Major Generals of the United
States Army He was born in New
1 aod entered the Military Academy
i as a West Poiut Cadet in i 835. He
stood third in the class, and was breveted
Second Lieutenant of Engineers, July 1,
1 1839. He was Acting Assistant Profes
sor of Engineering at the Military Acad
emy from July, 1839, to June, 1840. —
In 18-41 was' the author of a military
• work ou "Bitumen and its Uses,'' Ac. —
" Appointed First Lieutenant in January,
; In 1846 be wrote a work entitled the
' "Elements of Military Art and Sciences."
" In 1847 was breveted Captain for gallant
" couduct in affairs with the enemy on tb<
>; 19th aud 20th days of November, 1847.
' and for meritorious service in California.
r Was Secretary of State of the Province
of California in the military governments
of Generals Kearney, Mason and lliley,
i 1 from 1847 to the end of 1849.
lie was Chief of the Staff to Comrao
i dore Shubrick in naval and military op
erations on the Pacific coast in 1847 and
1848, and was a member of the Conveu
3, tion in 1849 to form, and of the Com
mittee to draft, the Constitution of the
State of California. Iu July, 1853, he
was appointed Uaptaiu of Engineers, and
resigned August 1, 1854. He now ap
. pears as a Major General, his commission
,bearing date August 19 ; 1861.
Nov. 3d, IS6I.
DEAR MAC: Here, on a quiet Sunday
eve, or what would be quiet if the compa
ny next to us were still. lam seated ou
a stool, —of my own making —before a
table, which is better than some I have!
seen, on which is two boxes, one of which
contains pipes and tobacco, the other,
pens, iuk, paper aud other ct cetera*. —
Our Jut —at present —consist of a satchel
aod knapsack for each of us, one blanket
apiece, though three of us have the good
fortune to possess two blaukets, making
nine in the tent. Our old coats aud
overcoats, our new overcoats, canteens
and haversacks. On top ot this pile six
jolly boys and crowd tbem all into six
feet by eight and you can imagine the
close proximity into which we are
But perhaps you would like to hear
how we pass the time. To go over the
i routine of every day—and it is as bad as
printing tor that —would seem to you
very tiresome, for we have to get up at
6, a gun or cannon being fired at that
time, hang out the blankets, sweep up,
and wash and dress ; then at 7 roll call
and drill till 8, then the guard is sent to
head-quarters; at 101 drill till 12; theu
dinner , tbeu irom 24 to 4 drill and at 4
dress parade which occupies till 5; then
supper; and at 9 roll call and "lights
lout*" We ought, by obeying Govern
i ment orders, go to sleep at 91, but we
seldom do, though we never complain
when 9 o'clock comes, for we are gener
ally pretty tired by that time. I suppose
sleeping accommodations come uuder the
I next head, but as thev are simple they are
, easily disposed of. They consistof a blanket
iu which we roll after taking off our coat,
pants and shoes, and a pine board, or floor.
I Though we have c-amped bat two weeks
there is not hardly any of us who would
trade this fare for that which we have
left. We are last getting spoiled fur a
As for eating, the only thing we can
complain cf is that we hardly know what
to do with the surplus, aud stuff ourselves
to prevent waste. And we get good food
too, fresh bread, meat —fresh and salt,
beef and pork, —crackers, coflee, beaus,
po'aloes, sugar, vinegar, salt aud pepper
—you see I put in all the condiments. —
If a person, situated as we are, should
complain of that fare, he ought to be put
iu the guard house and fed foi a couple
of months on bread and water. We have
not only kept ourselves up on this fare,
but we are growing fat very fast on it. —
"Oh who wouldn't be a soldier." Theu
we have a great deal of the time to our
selves in which we can do whtft we please,
and at such time not one dures show a
sober face for he is surrounded and com
pelled to laugh in spite of himself. We
—the boys from C. : A 8., CR , M M..
C. (t . B- S., aud myself- —are nicknamed
the "Butties," aud we go by that name
almost exclusive of our other names. We
are always together and always c-ail each
other "Butty" so if I mention the name
hereafter in" any of my letters you will
know who I mean.
Our captain looks splendid in h:s new
uniform and we all think you would have
to look quite a while before you could fiud
a better or a finer looking captaiu in the
army ; he possess the entire confidence of
the whole company. I am glad to say
that the Lieutenants are nearly as much
thought of. The other officers Ido not
know eo much about, for they do uot ex
press their feeliugs very freely about,
them. The men themselves are as good
natured as auv family you every heard of.
We have uot had a single disturbance iu
the company as yet aud from preseut ap
pearance I feel able to say there never
will be. They help each other all the
time; if oue doesn't feel able to stand
guard he will find pieuty of volunteers to
do duty for him ; but woe to the man
who takes advantage of that kindness aud
tries to shirk from duty and is found
out. He will suffer in this company.
Camp Curtin is a dry place for those
who have nothing to do, for the\ cannot
watch others working, it being even tire
some. Sometimes daring the day you
cannot see more than two or three per
sons out besides tbe guard, then suddenly
the streets are alive with them. Some
times the streets are crowded and the cry
"pickets" is raised ; in less than five min
utes from that time the streets ate solita
ry, and so it goes from morning till night.
But for all that we enjoy ourselves for we
try to make each other feel comfortable.
Then we all have our duties to go through
with which takes a considerable part of
our time, still we will "laugh and grow
It rained hard and blew hard yestcr- i
day and last night, and the wet camel
through the cloth of the tents a little (
though not enough to drop down on us.
but wesiept just as souud as though we:
were iu the tightest house we ever yetj
| slept in. To cignt promises to be pretty
wet but I hope not for the sake of our
boys on guard. 1
j The Captain brought us good news this
morning j he said we were only waitiug
fur the return of Lieut. Roberts to draw
jour rifles aud go to Washington. We
may be well taken care of here but we
had rather be at Washington than hero
for the reason that we will be at homo
and not solitary, as we are now.
The Governor —CurtiB —has paid us a
compliment for be has given us a written
recommendation to our Colonel, and has
jrivea us —the third company in the reg
iment —Minnie Rifles with sabre bayo
nets, it being customary to give them to
but two companies in a regimeut. lie
! hKs also said we were the .finest looking
company before we received our uniforms
—i. e. in citizens' dress —that he had
seen for a long time. One thing 1 know
the knowledge of our belonging to the
Potter County Company entitles us to
respect anywhere in Camp Curtin. I
say this, not in n boastful spirit, but to
let the people we left behind us know
what we are thought of out in the milita
ry world.
But the 9 o'clock gun was fired quite
a while ago and 1 must close this letter
hoping to head the next ''Washington."
Robert Brand, Esq , Mayor of Galena,
in a report to a citizens meetiug, touch
ing his duties in connection with the
wounded men of Company I, 19th reg
iment, at the late disaster on the Ohio
and Mississippi railroad, thus speaks of
the noble conduct ol Madame Turchin,
! the Colonel's wife, on that mournful occa
i sion :
This report would be incorrect were I
to omit the names of Col. Turchin and
bis heroic wife : to the Colonel, for bis
care end attention in providing for bit
i soldiers, and the facilities he extended in
the performance of niy sad duties to the
idead. l>ut to hear the wounded men
speak of the heroic conduct of the bravo
Mrs. Turchin, when the accident occur
red —when the dead, dying, and mutilat
ed, laid in one mass of ruin --when the
bravest heart was appalled, and all was
dismay, this brave woman wis m the wa
ter rescuiug the mangled and the wound
ed from a watery grave, and tearing from
her person every available piece of cloth
ing as bandages for the wounded —proves
beyond all question that she 13 not only
the right woman in the right place, but a
tit consort for the brave Turchin in lead
ing the gallaDt sons of Illinois to battle.
I Such Lui.-fortuoes briDg forth heroic wo
men, whose services may be frequently
needed, if this fratricidal war shall con
tinue io the bitter eud.
! I once asked a native Hindoo what lie
thought a w ; fe ought to know. Why
said he in order to be a good wife, she
must kDuw two things. Aud what are
they ? First, she must know the way to.
the bazaar to buy what is necessary for
the house; and secondly, the way from
the bazaar home again. Knowing th'l3
she knows sufficient for a good wife.
Now it is true that this man was of the
lower caste, whose wives alone can go out,
yet a similar answer in principle would
be given by high caste men also, whose
wives must never leave their homes.
What do the Dative females cf high,
caste do the whole day ? They must not
g.> out ; they can see and hear nothing
beyond the four walls ; they cannot read ;
they have no books. How do they spend
their time? Generally they form a little
commuity, consisting of the wife, the
mother, perhaps grandmother, the child
ren, perhaps some widowed srsters.—
They do the necessary cooking; cleaning,
etc.,and when that is done they chew betel
leaf and areca Lut, smoke their hookahs,
relate the filthy stories of their gods and
srodessesoverani over again to each other,
worship the house idol, not unfrequently
have a quarrel, and when they have noth-
I ing else to do, they sleep, or what is next, i
and what none but a Hindoo u ale
or female could do, sit down on th jir
mats and think—of nothing. Toa Euro
pean this would be impossible, but to
the vacant mind of a IliDdoo, particu
larly a female, it is aa easy thing— Dr.'
i Vllman.
General Lane, of Kansas, is not
a doctor of laws, but if he had been, ho
could Dot have deQucd with inure exact
ness than he did, iD a late stump speech"
at Leavenworth, what the duty is of mili
tary officers under existing laws, esecu--
tive instructions, and the resolutions of
Congress : " We march to crush out treaon
and let slavery take care of i' df." The
nation has not yet determined upon a
general emancipation, as a means of quell .
ing the rebellion, but it has determined.,
that the army sha ll not turn slave-catcher
for the benefit of traitors. If the slaves
of such escape into our lines, they are nofi
to be giveu UD, and if the progress of our
armies abolishes slavery, that is a conse
quence which traitors have
down upon their heads.