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Letter From Gen. Sherman

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INew (Jrleaiis papers pubháh a letter from Gen. Sherman, in reply to one froui Goveruor Hahn, inclosing hitn the resolutious of the Loutsiana Legislatura, applauding Shermau aud his army. The foilowingia the roply : HBAOjuABTEns Mjlitaky División of tuk Miss. Inthe li'ld, Goldsburo, N.O, Ajjrll 5, 1888. ] ' To His Excellency Micliael Halm, Qovernor oi' Louisiana, New Orleaus. Dear Sik : - I had the Iianor to receive your lutter of March ird, incloHing the engrossed copy of the rcsolutions of tho Legislature of Louisiana, approved March 3, 1805. I wil] publish ihera in General Orders to the anny, and thkilr that it will be a source of pride for the officers and men to see tho deep interest that is feit in them by the conatituted authorities of your f'avored State. I thaük you kindly for recalling to me the eveurs that attondcd me at Alexnidria, at the outside of this war. No mau not actually preseut at the tíouth can comprehend the toils and añares laid by oíd, wily and miscbievous traitors to ensnare theyoung and iuored ulous. ïrath was pervertod, prejudices kindled into a wild passion, and a íalse pride Jbagotten, calculated to mislead the youth and even old men into a be lief that the whole fabrio of our Gov ernment was weak and tottering, aad was about to fall wiih a crash that would ruin all who clungto i ts fortunes I cannot pretend to superior wisdom but in the retiremont of the pino w'oods of Rapides Parish, my dav-drearas stil rested on the high seas, iu 'California, in the broad plains of Kansas, the ninjestíc Valley of the Mi.ssisíippi and the At1 mtio slopes, with their busy, industrious people, where I liad roved io íormer days ; every where realizing tha fact that our General Government was kind and paternal ; and that itsfaults, if any, arose from an excess of leniency and forbearance, and I could not be made to believe tkat it sbould yield the destiny of our futuro to the guïdanco of the few discontented demagogues of the South, or its conceited cottou planters and negro owners. I am willing to say, however, that I regarded the Constitution as a bargain ; that we of the North should respect slave property, withoöt going into its abstract merits or defecta ; and had the tioutbern people abided by the cotnmon laws and tribunal, wonld have fouglit to maintain guch property; but thu uio ment they ignored the contract and appealed to war, we were no longer bound o law or houor to respeot that obaoxious species of property. As soon as the war is over, I bolieve that good men can readjust the affairs of the country, o that slaves will ncver agaiu be bought or sold, and yet the labor of all be dirccted again'to the drvelopment of the vast agricultural wenlth that lies in the fertile fieldu of the 8outh, Accept rny hearty thiuks for oonsïdering rae still a eitizoi of' Louisiana, and [ beg yon to loster nnd en cour a ge all ta nativö population to adapt their thoughts and feelings to the uew ordev of things, which will rood effaco the dread ravages of war, and make Louis iana once more the guardián of the out let of the mightiest ríver on earth. Witli great respect, your friend and sorvant W. T. SHERMAN, Major General.


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