28 OCTOBER 1865, Page 2

The clemency of the North is at least no longer

to be doubted. Mr. Johnson has pardoned the Vice-President, Mr. A. H. Stephens, of the Southern Confederacy, and a number of other leading secessionists, and there seems little doubt that Mr. Davis will ultimately be pardoned too. If this generous policy were only combined with a little more justice to the freedmen, the Government would be deserving of the highest praise. But there is a deeper spring of generosity in Mr. Johnson's mind for his sturdy foes, than there is of sympathy with those humble 14, sturdy friends of another colour, who really defeated and ter ated this great rebellion.