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REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1863.

i EXECUTION of a WOMAN-DREADFUL…

GARIBALDI AND VICTOR HUGO.

A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY.

A SAD CHRISTMAS.

* MAKING THE BEST OF IT.

THE RANK OF SERGEANT-COOK…

TWO HISTORICAL PARALLELS.

THE DEATH OF MR. THACKERAY.

A JEWISH BREACH OF PROMISE.

: THE COST OF THE AMERICAN…

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THE COST OF THE AMERICAN WAR! The New York Herald, in a recent number, thus summarises the cost of the civil war up to the present time :â During the Abolition war at least 100,000 men have been killed, 400,000 have been disabled for life thus half a million have been subject to death, wounds, and to sickness worse than wounds in the armies of both sides. What amount of human misery has occurred beyond and behind the armies we shall not now inquire. The amount of property destroyed during the war may be roughly estimated at 500,000,000 dol- lars. The injury inflicted on our commerce and carrying trade may be stated at 100,000,000 dollars. This is rather under than above the mark, for the rebel Maffit asserts that he alone has destroyed 11,000,000 dollars' worth of ships and cargoes, and Setnmes has destroyed much more. The war debt nf the North and South amount to about 5,000,000,000 dollars. If the war ends by the abolition of slavery, we shall have to keep a standing army of a hundred thousand men, and support two or three millions of indigent negroes for several years. But we will leave that probability out of the account, and will also refrain from estimating the millions and billions of dollars which the now impeded industry of this country would have produced had not the Abolitionists caused this war. We wish to confine ourselves to facts and figures of indisputable authenticity. And what do these facts and figures show ? Estimating the white population of the United States in 1800 at 20,000,000âand this is within a few hundreds of the official figuresâwe find that the Abolitionists have been instrumental in causing the death of one man out of every 2/10 people, and the crippling or otherwise disabling of one man out of every 52 people. Also, that the Abolitionists have caused the destruction of property valued at600,000,000 dollars and a war expenditure of about 5,000,000,000 dollars. If these are things to be proud of, let the Abolitionists hold a perpetual jubilee.

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