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Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
June
Year
1863
Copyright
Public Domain
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Washington, June 2. Advíees from ttie front to-night represent all asijuiet, altliough every preparation bas beea made in advance to resist. No signa of a rebel cavalry raid have yot been seen. The Rlehmond Whij of the 30th, has been received. It contains, however, nothing whatever from Vicksburg. The Whig has an editorial in whieh it finds fault with the sbort-sighted and narrow polioy that prompted the construction of a Cabinet of mon who repr resented but oiie phase and classification of politieal opinión, and thioks that those in authority have notdone all they might have done with such armies and leaders as they have had at their oommand. It urges that the first great error in the oonduct of the war was the ïnaking of it strictly a defensive war, and suggests, that a dose of the enemy s own medicine would cause him to desist from farther invasión. It adinits, however, that the South is powerless ro retalíate, but asserts that not one man in ten would have war eease if ho could before having a chance to repay what they have suffered. The failure to have had the seas swarming with privateers, failure to obstruot their smaller rivers, early in the war, in not using the slightest machinery of diplomaey and politieal intrigue in disintegrating our enemies, and the appointment of favorito and youug and untried men over old and tried men, are all classed as errors by the Whiy and by which mueh trouble is anticipated. The Whig is inclined to believe that Gen. Billy Smith has been elected Governor of the State, and if he has not üolonel Flouruey certainly is. A eommittee of sixty-five from the General Asseiubly of the Fresbyterian Church waited upon the President thia morning aud presented resolutions of that body. The Commissioners were aocompauied by several ladies and were very courteously reeeived. Official dispatches to May 29th have been received at headquarters of the army from Gen. Grant. There wns no change in the situation and the siege of Vioksburg was progressing fftvorably and siiccesi-fully.

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Old News
Michigan Argus