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The President On Baltimore

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Tho President briofly addressed the Seventy-first Regiment. He said he was very glad thut thoy had not come Ihroögh Daltimore. It was the wish of the government that they should nol, and, altbougb he knew the sentiments of the men upon that subject, he thought the course thoy had pur.-iued, and which the government had decided upon, the very best which could have been aceeptea. The government feit BBüured, and the eveut of the last few days justified that assurance, tbat in a short time Baltimore would bo one of the most Union-loving and Union-dofenc'.ing cities in the country. ïhis the) might rely upon and expect. It was only a question of time, and ot a very short time. At Vera Cruz ihe General ia comrimnd was asked how long a time he wanted to capture the city. He replied that it could be captuied in six houra at the sostor tvventyfive thousand lives, orit could be captured in three weeks, without a single life being sacrified. The General was allowed to take his three weeks, aüd Vera Cruz became ours without the loss oí' a life. So it tnight be possible to forco tronps thiough Baltiaiore imraediately, by the loss of inany iive, but he preferred, with the General reierred to, to give Baltimore its three weeks and accomplish the samo object, if it were desircd, peaceably and quietly.


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