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THE INDIAN MUTINIES RELIEF…

. THE INDIAN MUTINY.

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THE INDIAN MUTINY. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERLIN AND SILURIAN.] SIR,I have thought a little on this subject, and heard much for if we happen to mix in company with the mo- derate or extreme circle of politicians, we find them specu- lating upon the cause of the Indian mutiny, and the press delivering the opinion of mostcritioa, leading one to believe that the cause was made accountable and intelligible. A popular editor expresses himself thus :_The mildness of our rule in India has produced themwchi«f • that our philanthropic measures hfive bee ri u ed to our sense of weakness, our justice to the natives to our Urror of their numbers, and our benevolence to cowardice; but there must have existed within them a spirit of revenge which has traced their achievements in innocent blood, and is still shrouded and wrapped in mystery bllt now. ever formidable and imposing that mutinous army may appear (for that crime), destruction yawns beneath them, and by one energetic effort their horrible doom is sealed for ever. But after all, as Christians, what example have the Europeans set before the native population ? It is to be feared but little to exemplify the real Christian charac- ter. They may have gained a partial and mean triumph over them by dogmatising, instead of meeting fairly and kindly the doubts they have expressed by the more intel- ligent of those professing Mabometanism. It is true there is an unbelief which their agencies cannot reach, hence the difficulty of the Christian's position. Never- theless, those professing the Mahometan creed should not be lightly tampered with. The Mahometan faith is not new but old, and will be lost in the light of a brighter dispensation, whatever may be the fate of those that have so long sustained it. It is said that Cromwell, on a battle field, pointing his sword to the rising son, ex- claimed, Arise, 0 God, and let thine enemies be scat- tered, and lead thy soldiers to victory." Lei the comman- ders of the British army in India breathfe the same prayer, that the devouring sword may be once more sheathed in India. How the mighty have fallen is apparent from the low of three of our ablest Generals-names to be enrolled in the history of India-Law-reoee, Anson, and Barnard. I am, Sir, yours truly, t Raenaron, Sept. 15th, 1857. SAUL, DEAKiy.

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