Excerpt from Views on the War: The Administration and the People, With Special Remarks on McClellan's Campaign Since writing the following Views, a convention of all the outs who have an itching palm to be the ins, has assembled at Chicago and minated George B.McCiellan for i rusident. Iliad expcclaiion of seeing this done, twithstanding allusion is made to it in the tollowing pages, as his promised reward for conducting the war, during llic lime lie was Commander-in-Chief of our armies, in such a way as to piolong it until the present time; and I can only account for the fact that the Democracy have kept their promise, on the hypothesis that they ibund him willing to do their bidding so completely, and tluit lie is made of such plastic material as to lead them to hope that he, aliovu all other men, would become as clay in the hands of the cunning Seymours and ricrces. It is with expectation of converting a single Peace- or Copperhead Democrat, that the Views are presented in a printed tmin;these men are beyond hope, their mottoes being Crusli Lincoln, - Kuie or Ruin. The Views were written for the purpose of pointing out some of the causes why the war is t bronglit to a close, and are designed for circulation amongst that class who desire to see a restoration of the Union, horable to the North, yet from adverse influences brought to bear upon them, do t lend that hearty support to the Government that they ought. They are further designed to bring to mind tacts in connection with the Peninsular and first Alarylaiid Campaigns, that the soldiers who were engaged in them can weigh for themselves, that they may the better determine how to exercise their privilege in the coming election. If the opinions expressed of McClellan are in some measure severe, they are honest and fully believed by the writer. It is party feeling that has prompted them, for I confess myself as one of tiiose wlio do t believe that wisdom has always dwelt with our rulers; but wliilclsay this, I do believe that we have in the person of Abraham Lincoln an able statesman and an honest man, and these, in my estimation, outweigh all other claims, and should secure his re-election. W.J. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.