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Ex-Gov. Reynolds.

This antiquated specimen of undiluted toryism and depravity, has written a letter dated at Belleville and addressed to somebody called "Gentlemen," approving the treasonable meetings held in this city, which have so profoundly disgraced the State of Illinois and disgusted all loyal and rightminded men. This was to have been expected. From the commencement of our troubles no man in Louisiana has been a more out-spoken traitor than Gov. Reynolds. Indeed his treason began at the breaking up of the Charleston Convention. He was then for disunion. When Mr. Lincoln was elected he was engaged in correspondence with Extra Billy Smith of Virginia as to the best means to be employed in destroying the Government. In March, we think, of 18th, he urged that the Buchanan officials in St. Louis should seize upon the Treasure in the Custom House, and the Arsenal; writing about the same time a most fiendish letter to his brother-in-law, J. L. Wilson, of Alabama, indorsing the secession of the Southern States, and cheering them on in their work of treason. The letter was published in the Mobile papers as an evidence of the "fire in rear" to be opened by the Democracy which now takes the depraved hoarse headed old secessionist so lovingly to its bosom.

The Register published the letter first referred to, leaded in its editorial columns, thus endorsing it. Very well. We hope Japhet has joined his father, and will not be content. Let the abuse of Douglas in 1858-60 by the delectable "old ranger," be all forgotten, and the many hard sayings of the Register fade from its columns, and ancient friendship be revived in the name and by virtue of the ancient law; — "A fellow feeling makes us wondrous kind."

Is it strange that a man with such an infamous record, should sink lovingly into the arms of the party which applauds the treasonable talk of such men as Merrick, Goudy, O'Melveney, Ficklin & Co.? He sees no difference between that party and his secession friends at the South.