"—The Puritans have had a pow-wow over the remains of Ulrie Dahlgren, at Washington, at which Henry Ward Beecher delivered himself of a sermon most shamelessly eulogistic of the would-be assassin of Jefferson Davis. Our readers will remember that the papers found on the person of Dahlgren, which were published, proved beyond dispute that the object of the raid in which he lost his life was to assassinate Davis and burn the city of Richmond, with all its women and children. Dahlgren’s mission was simply the role of assassination played by Booth, only it was not, like Booth’s, a private affair, hut was organized by the authorities at Washington, It may have been Stanton’s, or Seward s, or Lincoln’s idea, or all of them together, but the object was assassination and wholesale murder of innocent women and children. General Kilpatrick was a part of this assassinating raid, but on his path he discovered some Confederate cavalry, and so he “got off of the road by mistake ;“ a kind
of mistake which he was sure to make whenever there was a real enemy before him. He would tight unarmed or undefended railroads, as braveiy as Don Quixote did the windmills, but he had a peculiar genius for avoiding anything that had life, except mules." Jan. 1866, Gov. Seymour, New York.