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"WE JOIN OUBSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY JTHE JT.AG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION."
JUNCTION CITY, KA3STS.AJ3, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1863.
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FROM HOOKER'S ARHY !
TEE FIGETING STILL CONTINUES!
The Carnage Terrible!
Counsel of a Loyal Democrat
" My hearers, we will all stand by the
r GoTernmefit will we not? Although
aome of us are Democrats and some Re
publicans and some Abolitionists, we xoill
nevertheless lock hands as Americans will
we not f We will all of us, notwithstand
ing our party divisions and party interests,
generously and patriotically band ourselves
together to crush this causeless and accursed
rebellion will we not? Would that we
might this night feel more deeply than ever
that it is not by the rebels that we can be
conquered, but only by ourselves. Nothing
it truer than than that the life of the
rebellion is in disunion at the AordL
Nothing is truer than that it icouldfnd its
death in union at the North,
" Ere taking my seat let me remind you,
of our duty to stand by our army by the
brave men who have gone out from among
us to suffer every hardship and to face
evory peril in the high and holy work of
THE BEBEL8 BETNPOBCED!
Hosts of Rebel Prisoners Ssnt to
BUMOHED HE-OCOUPATIOir OF FREDERICKS-BUBG-BT
GENERAL HILL KILLED AND FITZ
HUGH LEE A PRISONER !
The Situation Critical!
The Times' correspondent with General
Hooker, writing Sunday night, says Gen.
Howard has been reorganizing the 11th
corps, which has been placed on duty again.
Glen. Averill, with his cavalry command,
reported to Gsn. Hooker Sunday evening,
having been as far south as Rapidan Sta
tion, where he destroyed bridges on the
Orange and Alexandria railroad and "drove
Lee and Stewart oat of Culpepper. Aver-
ill has received instructions to perform other
The Times correspondent with Sedgwick
gives further details of the Fredericksburg
fight,but nothing new except a postscript on
Monday alternoon, stating a considerable
body of rebels had made their appearance
below Fredericksburg, marching on that
place to gain a position in the rear of Sedg
wick. This force was judged to be Long
street's, but his attempt to take the bill was
The World's correspondent dating ten
o'clock Monday morning, says Sedgwick
has pressed on towards Hooker. Gibbon's
divison is left to guard the heights in the
rear of Fredericksburg. They have been
attacked by the rebels in large force, and
are in danger of losing their position and
abandoning Fredericksburg altogether.
The New York Tribune's correspondent
with Cren. Hooker, writing at sunrise Mon
suppressing the most nefarious of all con- day m0rning, says the guns are already
piracies. But the way to stand by them thundering on our left. It is believed to
ts to stand by the Government they serve.
2o desert the Government is to desert them.
Our soldiers bid us stand by the Govern
ment. They are afflicted that so many of
us do not. They are indignant at the
divisions by which we encourage the foe,
And make him abler to drive back and
slaughter our friends. Such heartlesBness
toward themselves as well as toward the
country is very unlike that reward of sym
pathy, gratitude and love on which they
''counted when they went forth to fight her
battles. Our slain soldiers, could they
speak, would bid us stand by the Govern
ment. Our tens of thousands of broken
families, weeping over those who went to
the army never more to return, bid us stand
by the Government, The enlightened
friends of freedom and righteousness the
earth over bid us stand by the Government.
And, loud above all, comes down the voice
out of Heaven : ' Stand by the Govern
ment 1 Stand by the Government !' "
We oommend this language to universal
attention. It is the language of a loyal
and patnotio heart, of a man who probab
ly has as many prejudices, as many peculiar
. opinions, as any other man living bat who
' throws them all aside from a sentiment of
supreme devotion to the safety and welfare
of oar common country. Would that all
were like him !
An nnuBually large number of the plan
etary bodies is now visible in the heavens
, N, B. on clear nights only. In the West,
Venus hangs out her silver lamp as beauti
ful as when it was first trimmed and lighted.
This planet will form a very conspicuous
object in that section of the sky during the
Mossier months. Considerably further up
liars nay be seen tasking his way eastward
- by pretty rapid strides ; he is now in the
fipastellation Gemini, and not far from the
nrio stars Castor and Pollux. The planet
Uranus is in the same constellation, but is
invisible to the naked eye.
Toning toward the east, Jupiter will
readily be lotioed as the most brilliant ob
ject in that part of the heavens. About
three or four degrees distant frost hist
appears the bright star Spica in the con
stellation Virgo. If the position of these
two be carefully noted now and a month
ifcenee the planet will appear to have moved
a degree or so westward of the star; altho'
is reality it is travelling steadily in the
'-Something like twenty degrees to the
west of Jspiter, the planet Saturn is a con
siottOMbject, showing like a star of th
second magnitude. It is in the constella
tion Leo, in which it was passed last year
k by the store active , Jupiter. Like all the
' exterior planets, Satan has also an appar
ent retrograde nsotiea, when ia that portion
of the heavens opposite te .ths, sun.
Aboat oas month after this time Mercury
will be visible for several evenings ia the
west, thai displaying at one time all the
pkaetary. bodies knows to the aa siesta.
v -tsar-Men wb axemsM aaiieea ejseiaf
improved in their portraits than is their
ctofttters, wUl.probaWy, Sad wry aaiat-
asftc liressmsof thesnselrss ia its Be-J
cordisg-fFJ gtllery -
day will prove more disastrous to the rebels.
Over six thousand rebel prisoners have
been brought in. They report that Jack
son is in command of the rebel army and
that reinforcements have been sent them
from North Carolina and the Peninsula.
Our loss is heavy. Gen. Hill is killed.
Another correspondent with Sedgwick's
division dating Monday morning says, the
battle opened at daylight and is still going
on at the hill on the extreme left.
Gibbon's division of two corps returned
to Falmouth last night, and Hall's brigade
has gene over. All non-combatants are
leaving except surgeons. The cracking of
musketry near us, and rifle pits are even
being erected on our side of the river to
protect the bridges.
The Herald's correspondent, of Monday
night, says heavy firing in the direction of
Chancel lorsville had been continued all day.
There has been a great battle. Large rein
forcements had arrived to the enemy, ap
parently from Richmond. The whereabouts
of Stoneman is unknown, but if any dis
aster bad happened him we would have
heard of it from the enemy.
The Washington Republican of Monday
night says, the battle was resumed on Sun
day and lasted until 9 o'clock on Monday
forenoon, when the enemy's batteries be
came silent and the wildest cheering com
menced on our extreme right and ran along
oar whole line. When oar informant left
the prevailing opinion was that the enemy's
ammunition was exhausted, or that they
had been attacked by Hooker's wing, Gen.
Sedgwick's, whioh crossed below Freder
icksburg. Geo. Fits Hugh Lee has been taken
prisoner and is now in Washington.
The New York Post prints the following
from Hooker's army : The battle of Sun
day was renewed on Monday morning.
The enemy appeared to have forces equal
in number to our own, and his successive
attacks were made with desperate spirit.
Eight hundred prisoners, including an
entire regiment, were brought to Washing
ton this morning and, marched to the Old
Capitol prison. They were well and com
fortably clad and not one looked as though
they had not had ,enough to eat. Two
officers, Gen. Evans, of S. C, and a briga
dier general, whose name was not learned
were promiaeat among the number.
There is a rumor ourrent that Stoneman
had taken Gordenaville.
The Washington Chronicle of Tuesday,
May 5th, has the following:
A gentleman who left Falmouth early
yesterday morning reports that early San
day morning, simultaneously with the com
mencement of the sattle on our ngnt, oar
batteries en the left opened on the rebel
defeness at Fredericksburg, .whioh were
replied to smartly by the rebels, bat their
fire gradually slackened, Oar infantry
immediately moved forward jmasr tne di
rection of SedgwiokwHis men had bayon
ets fixed and presented s firm front, and
me ved on .until thev reanhed wkhuTfour
nnndred yards ef the famoss Stonewall
Here they were met, with amost mifderons
lie from infantry, while grape aaesoister
B40HMatnrengli their ranks. 'Still, they
sffeBtf ctvaad the wall, was cleared and
the ridge gd, d tn'KjS
cheers pushed on toward the second line of
entrenchments, but an order reached them
to return to the first line, which was com
plied with, but not without a great deal of
reluctance. The opinion gained ground
that it was necessary to drive the rebels
further, as this would prevent our forces on
the right from facing their rear. So great
was the panic of the rebels that they aband
oned cannon, arms, knapsacks, and every
thing else that would in the least impede
their flight. The works were held all day
without any desperate effort from them.
They kept up pretty sharp skirmishing, and
occasionally made sallies out of their sec
ond and third lines of entrenchments, but
were invariably driven back.
Upwards of 3,000 prisoners were taken
during this engagement, mostly belonging
to Mississippi, Georgia and Virginia regi
ments. A large number of officers from
colonel down, were also -taken.
It is rumored that the rebels were yes
terday prepared to make an attack on our
forces within the works, but it is quite clear
to every one, independent of the high
authorities we have for the opinion, that
even if they have been successful .it will
amount to nothing. '
lhe mam fighting has been transferred
to some other point, and in the operations
which are now progressing, as we nope, to
a successful completion, the occupation of
Fredericksburg is not of the slightest
consequence. If the rebels have attacked
as there, it is probably a mere feint, and
can only result in a useless expenditure of
life and ammunition.
A son of Ex-Senator Brown'of Missis
sippi is among the rebel prisoners. There
are now about 3000 prisoners here.
The Philadelphia Inquirer of May 6th,
contains the following from Washington :
News from Hooker is conflicting and
meagre, the Government not permitting
news to be divulged regarding operations
about Fredericksburg. It is generally
agreed that the rebels re-occupy Fredericks
burg and hold the town. The bights below
are jointly occupied by ns and the rebels.
ine portion oi nignts occupied by ns on
Sunday morning were retaken after a des
perate resistance, by fresh reinforcements
from Longstreet's corps.
The fighting on Monday was not as gen
eral or as sanguine as expected. It was
thought that Tuesday's battle would be
The impression among the passengers
from Acquia Creek was that Hooker would
hold his own. The news is very indefinite
up to 3 p. m , beyond the fact that many
thousands on both sides have been killed
and wounded, and the fight has been in
progress since last Wednesday. It is also
thought that although the rebels reoccupied
Fredericksburg, it was a part of Hooker's
plan and they would either be bagged or
LATEST FROM THE ARMY OF
Hooker Re-Crosses the
VICTORY PREVENTED BT RAIN!
TEE ROADS FLOODED AND BRIDGES
Ths Rebels Rn Occupy
THE RIVER CROSSED IN SAFETY !
The Enemy. Too Powerful !
BMLLiAirr bxpbditiov of rroiratAH!
EE GOES WITEJN FIVE MILES OF
RICEMOND AND OUTS OFF LEES
HOOKER'S WHOLE MOVE A FAILURE !
TTTS XjOSS PROBABLY 10,000!
Criticisms, &c. '
Return of Prisoners!
NO TROOPS AT RICHMOND DUR
THWY BLA.VB -A. PJLNIC1
Two hundred and ten officers, exchanged
by the rebels, who left Richmond Monday,
have arrived at Washington. Among them
are Generals Stoughton and Willicb, They
are mostly Indiana officers, and were taken
On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday last
the most remarkable panio prevailed in
Riehmondl There was not a rebel soldier
there or in Petersburg, and the citixens and
department clerks constituted the sole de
fense of the city.
Generals Stoughton and Willich think
that 5000 cavalry could have taken the
city, and captured Jeff Davis.
MOM ABOUT VALLANDIGHAM.
BEFORE A COURT MARTIAL.
corrxsHiADs ahd the ovist act;
Cincinnati, May 6.
A good deal of excitement existed at
Dayton all day yesterday over the arrest of
Vallandigham, and at dark a crowd of 500
or 600 proceeded to the Journal office, com
pletely gutted the building, set fire to it
and burned it to the ground. The fire
communicated to the adjoining building's,
and all ths property from the south end of
the Phillips House to the middle of the
square was destroyed- All the telegraph
wires in the city were cut down, and a
bridge on the Xeaia railroad reported de
stroyed, i At 10 P. M. troops arrived, trass
Cincinnati and Colambas, sad succeeded ia
patting dowa the rioters.
VeJlaadifham was bronght before the
Court Martial to-day -for his trial. .He
rsfnssd to plead te the oharges which Iwere
read to him, and the Court proceeded with
the evidenee, the pnWkation of which is
not allowed. The charges are made jaon
his Monnt Vernon speech. , Vallaadignam I
w w " ..- I
tsettne Uurnett noose to-night, under a
strong guard. ' i .
Dayton gitj v,an iWgomery .county
ante bees placed nader martial law. .c The
. byeoaBAtiop ; r I)ayk
The Washington Intelligencer, of May
7th, announces a reverse to the Union arms
on the Rappahannock, saving that official
information received at the War Depart
ment last night -authorizes as to state that
Hooker, after waiting in the rain near
Chaocelloravillc on Tuesday for a renewal
of the battle by the rebels, re-crossed the
Rappahannock on the evening of that day,
influenced by prudential motives springing
doubtless in part from the great and sudden
rise in the river, in consequence of the
recent heavy rains threatening our supplies.
We do not think that Hooker was apprised
before making this movement of the success
which attended the operations of Stoneman
in breaking the rebel communication with
Richmond. If this fact bad been known
to him, it may be doubted whether Hooker
would have deemed it necessary to take a
step which must tend to deprive him of
some at least of the advantages resulting
from Stoneman's co-operative expedition.
The New York Tribune publishes an
extra announcing the retreat of the army of
the i'otomao, and reflecting Bomewhat se
verely on Hooker. It says the order for
a retreat was a surprise. It was believed
to be a determination to march out and
attack the rebels in front. The army is
not panic stricken, but greatly demoralized
by the inglorious retreat
The Washington Star, of the evening of
the Vth, contains the following: The
storm that commenced Monday evening
and continued throughout Tuesday was
atits hcighth yeste.day evening, warned
Hooker, (whose movement was necessa
rily with only eight day's supplies, carried
by the men, which were then nearly con
sumed and without trains,) of the imminent
danger, that unless be promptly sought his
camp, the elements would put a stop to bis
operations, the railroad communication with
Aquia Creek having been destroyed by the
flood for twelve hours, at Brook Station,
before he determined to re-cross. In the
course of the fighting throughout Saturday,
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, the enemy
had not entered a general engagement with
liis army, a portion of which only was in
action at any one time, and on all occasions
we inflicted great loss upon the rebels.
Nevertheless, it became evident that the
greatest storm of the season would surely
cut off bis supplies of all description if he
remained on the south side of the river,
awaiting an opportunity to induce the en
emv to risk a general engagement. He
evidently had left him the only alternative
of returning, for the time being, to where
nu supplies couia reaauy reaca mm.
It seems to us, on the whole, dear that
a decisive victory -was snatched from oar
gallant troops by the elements.
Hooker bronght off with hiss an aggre
gate of 2500 prisoners.
Before daylight on Monday the enemy
came7back and re-occupied the works which
Sedgwick had left when he proceeded to
attempt to join Hooker, and night also
discovered them heavily massed on the hill
to the left, sad upon his front their total
force, then aggregated being apparently
between 60,000 and 70,000 men. That
they were not on his left flank and front,
but in the works between him and Gibbon;
everything was comparatively quiet until
about 4 o'clock, p. m., when the rebels
attacked from the left and were repulsed
by a single legion of artillery immediately
in front of where they attacked. As their
infantry moved up Sedgwick's artillery
opened Ifrom all quarters,obnt coald aot
check their slow aad steady advance, under
which Sedgwick gradnally fell back a mile
and a half towards Bank's Ford. This wss
the main engagement of Monday afternoon,
and lasted. aatilO p:-m. In it onr loss
was aboat 4000 killed, weanded and miss
ing, making a total loss of 8edgwiek's aad
Gibbon's commands," including their loss on
the preriomT daV, 5000, or half of the whole
loss of HookeWarmy-in the fonr days
fighting.. It1 is -stated that Avenll sent in
iW'direetioaitOnlpepper and Gordons-
ille, has been relieved from command by
Hooker, tor not earryisr oat orders to nnan
m TtoJGordonavih. and after eetreyinf
jii wverjlhini, tBerasof isrB,Iand.rjoiB enr
Jt high wfif lHi&WM9fm itii
said that after driving Fits Hash Lee
across the Rapidaa he halted for the night,
aad instead of resuming the chase the aext
morning to GordonsviIIe, be returned to
oar army, which he joined on Sunday.
The New York Herald publishes the
following, dated United States Ford, May
6 : Yesterday morning the trains were all
ordered back to Falmouth, and by dark the
whole of the extra caissons, pack males,
&c., were st Falmouth. The wounded were
hastily removed from the hospitals and sent
to Washington, leaving nothing on the
other side except infantry and artillery.
About five- o'clock, it commenced raining,
deluging the roads, tearing up corduroys,
sweeping away bridges and threatening
destruction to pontoons. The river rose
with great rapidity and soon overflowed
the ends of the pontoons, rendering cross
ing impracticable. f(jThe upper pontoons
were taken up and used in lengthening out
others, and after several hours very hard
labor, bridges were once more ready. Pine
boughs were spread upon the pontoons to
prevent noise in crossing, and about mid
night the troops commenced falling back.
The First corps was the first to cross, and is
now nearly all over. The Third corps
remained in the entrenchments to cover the
retreat. It is hoped that the army will
reach this side before the enemy discovers
our retreat, but cannonading has commen
ced quite fiercely at the front, and a des
perate battle is now not an improbable
event We will doubtless retire across the
river without serious loss, but if discovered
in our attempts, the struggle will be fierce.
Unmolested, troops can get over by noon.
The roads are in a terrible condition, al
most as bad as when Burnside foundered
here last winter. Our sick are lying in the
roads, but ambulances are coming up to
remove them. There was no fighting yes
terday of anj consequence. Sharpshooters
were quite active, and artillery opened oc
casionally, but results were uuimportant.
The enemy massed bis army oa our right,
with a view, it is believed, of crossing
above, and attacking us on flank and rear.
High water, however, will frustrate that
movement. Three pontoon trains are dowa
near Hamilton crossing, and some fears
have been entertained that the rebels would
make a demonstration across the river be
low Fredericksburg. Great numbers of our
wounded have fallen into the enemy's
bands. Our dead on the battle field of
Sunday are still unburied, and the wounded
undoubtedly dying in great numbers for
want of attention. Hooker is very much
depressed. Last night he held a consulta
tion with his commanding generals, in
which it was urged that a longer stay in its
present position would prove unsafe for the
army and a hasty return to oar camps is
imperative. R.io is falling heavily, and
the river is rising with great rapidity.
The Tribune extra, dated the 6tb, says
the army recrossed the Bappahannock at
U. S. and Banks' Fords, and is marching
back to its old camp, along the Acquia
railroad. Sedgwick was overwhelmned by
numbers and was hardly able to escape.
Fredericksburg and heights are re-occupied
by the" rebels. Sedgwick lost about 5000
men, but saved his artillery and trains
Our crossing at U. S. Ford was effected
without loss on Tuesday. The 6th corps
recently engaged at Chancellorsville re
crossed and is marching back to Falmouth.
Hooker's retreat caused a great panio at
Acquia Creek. "Lee's sharpshooters picked
off artillery horses and mounted officers.
Rebel batteries occupied all the advantage
ous positions, and fired vigorously on Hook
er's camp. A consultation of corps officers
decided the" enemy to be too powerful.
Sedgwick failed to join Hooker, and being
hard pressed, crossed the river to prevent
annihilation, the experiment costing 6000
men. This sdded to the council of corps
commanders, shook Hooker's confidence,
and he ordered the evacuation of the strong
The srmy is greatly demoralised by this
iaglorious retreat There was, no time
from Friday morning to Monday night, bat
Hooker could have attacked and defeated
Lee, but he lacked the 'ability to give the
orders. The Tribune closes saying the
army is safe less ten thoasand, and a much
larger number unfit for duty. Heavy
rains imperilled the health of the men.
The World's extra has the following:
Richmond pspers of the 5th say Stoneman's
cavalry destroyed all the bridges betweeB
Richmond and the Rappahannock, tore np
the railroad, cut the telegraph, and returned
to within five miles of Richmond ; conse
quently no communication can be had with
Lee's army. Official information from
Stoneman states, after the above, he de
ployed his immense force forming aa ob
servation to detect reinforcements.
. Hooker was forced back ia consequence
of superior nambers and the generalship of
Lee- The Tribnne states the rebels re
ceived ' reinforcements via GordonsviIIe.
Stoneman is now across the Rappahannock
scouriaf Hooker's right.
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The Fresiiemt ami Gnaertl-U-Chlef
Visit Us Army of the Potomac !
GEN. HOOKER'SFORCE3 SAFE !
Only OnetTJiird. of hi Forces Kngsv-
THE SUCCESS Of STONEMAN
REBEL COMMUNICATION CUT OFF IN
THE ARMT OF THE POTOMAC TO RESUME
OFFENSIVE OFEBATIOHS IMMDIA?LY.
St. Louis, May 8.
To Maj. Gen. Blunt :
The following just received from the Sec
retary of War :
The President and General-in-Chief have
just returned from the Army of the Poto
The principal operation of Gen. Hooker
failed, but there has been no serious dis
aster to the organization and efficiency of
the army. It is now occupying its former
position on tne liapanannocK, naving Te
crossed the river without any loss in the
movement Not more than onethird of
Hooker's force was engaged.
Gen, Stoneman's operations have been a
brilliant success, A part of bis force ad
vanced 'to within two miles of Richmond,
and the enemy's communications have been
cut of in every direction. The Army of
the Potomac will speedily assume offensive
operations. S. R. Curtis,
The Latest Telegraphic!
Officers and Hen of Good Gheer aad
Anxious to Hove!
SIGEL RESTORED TO COMMAND!
A Washington dispatch says : It is as
certained from the front that the army has
arrived, with all its material, at the old
camp at Falmouth. The demonstration of
Hooker proved no disaster, but simply a
failure, but owing to the impracticability of
the position the army has gained with so
much skill and energy. Less than three
eighths of the whole force was engaged, or
could be engaged, the ground being covered
with forests, and being without any practi
cal roads. Our entire loss, killed, wounded
and missing, does not exceed ten thousand.
Honorable to the army, but lamentable 'to
the country, the greater portion of them are
killed and wounded. Our loss in prisoners
does not exceed 1700 have taken 2450
from the enemy. Ve lost 8 guns and took
as many from the enemy. A relinquish
ment of the position was made, simply
because it afforded no field for maneuvering
the army, and not from any reverse or
injury sustained by it. The Generals and
entire army are in excellent heart and
ready for, a new move. We will probably
not know when it is to be made until after
it has been commenced.
Richmond papers show that Stoneman's
corps went within two miles of Richmond,
and effected many captures and great de
struction of property. At least a part of
this gallant force has reached Gloucester in
Keyes command, opposite Yorktown.
The Times, special says Sigel has resum
ed command of his corps in place of Schurs.
The Tribune saysGen. Stoughton states
that he was informed by rebel oncers, who
were at Charleston during the fight, that
Sumter was on the point of surrendering
when our Monitors baaled off.
From the Lower HiMisiiiyL
AMOTHEB STBOKGHOLD IB? OX7B
Cairo, May 7.
The boat New National has arrived from
below with additienal particulars of the
gunboat attack on Heine's Bluff,. and also
the important aaaouacemeat that Grand
Gulf is at last in Federal possession.
The transports that ran the blockade at
Grand Gulf were loaded with Federal sol
diers who landed below. At this the rebels
took alarm aad began to evacuate. Our
forces closed ia, however, in time to cap
tare 500 prisoners, and all the fans, am
munition and camp equipage. The cap
tare took place oa' Thareday last, April 30.
On Wednesday eveaiag the tag Lilly ran
against the front of the gunboat Choctaw,
knocking a hole in her, aad she sank.in
The new steamer Majestic wss burned at
ten o'clock P. M , yesterday, while lyiag at
wood pile, five miles below Hickman.
last Jeremy Taylor says : If yon are for
pleasure, marry ; if yoa prise rosy
marry. A good wife is heaven's beet gift
to mas an aagel of mercy-miairter o(
traces innsmerawe aw gesa mmmj w
his casket of jewels her voice, sis
sweetest masie ; - her saulee, his briefest
day: her kiss, the gnerdian ef Mseeenee ;
h arms, the pal of hie 'JV') W"
of his health, the balsam of has lifs ; her
industry, his nates wealth; her eeonemy,
his safest steward; her Mne, his faitntsl
eennseUor j her heeees, the aaAestntBnwrf
hie earea rand her ntjsyefstse
vocstes of HcaTea's MesHSfi.oa;sai head.
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