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A Foreign Soldier's Opinion

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A. fptcial f rom Washington to the New York Hcrahl furnishes a rather interosting item of gossip It appears that thero is at present residing in Belgium a distinguished FréDoh officer of the name of Bulow Beubier, who has a reputa tion í'or military knowiedge and admiuistrative abih'ty. President Lincoln having heard of t'his gentleman sent him, through the War Department an invitation to come to this country, offering to niako him a Major-General of "Vohinteers, not with the view however, ofhis taking tho field, but of assuming the poaition of Assistant Secrotary of War, In whicb his capuoity lor organizing would ñnd fu 11 exercise. - When tho matter waa bronobed to him he at once took stops to inform himaelf as to what kind oí man tho Secretary of War was. He ivas told that he wus an educated lawyer, that ho had beej Attorney General toward the close o9 Mr. Buchanan's Preaïdèdlfïil term, and that suddenly, and without being much known to tho country, he was made Secretary of War in place of Mr, Cameron. He also learned that he was a very impulsivo man, and very domineering. The General, on hearing these facts, returned tho foílowing rej)ly (o the proposition : There are three otjections to my goinítoyoui' country in tho capac;ty proposed to mo. In the íirst place, an impulsivo man is of all others tho inost unfittecl for thehead ofa War Department. In the next, a domi.ieering man is not a man I desire to servo snder, and laatly, no military man of arty regard for his reputation wiíl ever consent to serve undcr a lawyer.


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