"The surrender of Lee is the surrender of the whole rebel Confederacy"
This news will go everywhere like an angelic visiter. It will heal the sick, restore the drooping and fill all the land with thanksgiving. It cannot be a voice of woe to the South, for there is no carnage and death in the terms, and no humiliation in a defeat which could not be resisted or longer delayed. Accepted in this sense, it will be good for those who have yielded too much to the rebel leaders; rejected or disregaTded.it will only increase the tortures ot which they are so profoundly tired. The surrender of Lee is the surrender of the whole rebel Confederacy.