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! A 8RA.ttiKL,*«» tokw-sJiMiniJfiSlt) The public will reooll«ot an account Borne time since, of -An inlervirw of Adjnr tant General Thomas with the Chicago Irish Legion, during hi. recent visit to the troop* in tbe country abont MempbJa'aaa Vickabnrgh, and of his attempt to compel the Let, ion to hurrah for the negro policy of tbe administration. "AdjoVftrff Gone- IB! Thomas has published his own account of the affair. It is ta follows : . '. 7 I was compelled to speak to^tfps along the route—speaking ana •daj^xcumi seven or eight times. Dari»£ itof- todr'4 met an Irish regiment, the 90th Illinois, from Chicago—wen wJtto read Iho Chicago Times. After talking to them a while, J proposed three cheers for the president-of tbe United States. These were gtvtrti heartily. Three cheers were then proposed tor the settled policy of the I'nited States with regsrJ to tbe negroes. Thin was n_et by ones of ' No I' 'flat ' , The OoU>nel was absent, nnd the Lieu tenant Colonel was in command. I m, quired what euch oondnot meant ? The Lieutenant Colonel endeavored to excuse tbe men by saying that they had no opportunity to think over the muter. 1 replied, "You are not telling the truth, sir ! 1 know that they have been dismissing this question for a week past. 1 know the fact if you do not.' The officer was considerably mortified. 1 ordered these who were opposed to this policy of the government to step forward, and sold Z knew the regiment had seen considerable service and fought well; but 1 also kqeir that there was but litlle discipline ob— s-rved among them; thst I wauled a distinct recognition of this doctrine—llnit was the point with me Several stepped forward. "1 bey were instantly seized and sent to the guard-bouse. I then lel't ihe regiment, telling them I would give them a wrek to consider what they would Jo. At tlie nrxt station | 1 met the Colonel of the ri-gimrnt, who j begged thai 1 would leave the mailer in 1 bin hands, and he would see that the men

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  1. The Daily Milwaukee News,
  2. 25 Jul 1863, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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