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Clothing for Negroes but None for Soldiers.

— A contract for fifty thousand suits of clothing for niggers has just been awarded to a large clothing house in New York. Yet, during the recent cold nights, a number of our pickets on the Rappahannock actually froze to death, for want of sufficient clothing. But that is all right in the eyes of the Abolitionists. The freezing to death of soldiers, if they are white, is a matter of little concern to them, — the Abolitionists in Congress say nothing about it, and the Abolition newspapers say nothing about it. There is not a word of sympathy, from any of the party, for the soldiers. But the money of the tax-payers is freely used to fit out the darkies with suits of clothing, at the New York stores. It is said that when Lincoln's attention was called to the fact that several of our soldiers had frozen to death, he remarked in a careless manner that "if the half-clad rebels can stand it, surely our boys can." He did not have a kind, sympathizing word for the soldiers; though he could devote whole pages of his message to the negro. At the same time he exposes his utter ignorance and stupidity in crediting the foolish stories of Abolitionists, and runaway negroes, (their allies and associates,) that the Southern soldiers are half-destitute of clothing. He ought to know, if he does not, that the South has, since the beginning of the war, erected and put in operation a number of extensive factories, which turn out cotton goods and shoes in quantities sufficient to clothe their soldiers at least comfortably — much more so than at the beginning of the war. But what can you expect of a man, if he is President, whose whole time and attention is devoted to "free American citizens of African descent" — as Mr. Lincoln styles them — a class usually known as niggers!