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              [newspaper clipping]
  �Col. Forbes of the Harper�s Ferry �disclosures�
notoriety, quitted New-York for Liverpool in the early
part of November last.  He left in the ship John Bright,
under an assumed name, wearing a false beard and
mustache, and otherwise disguised, and gave out that
he was going to Canada.  His assigned reasons for re
crossing the Atlantic were, first, an apprehension that
he might receive a not-to-be disputed requisition for his
presence in Washington; second, that his personal
safety and even existence, was endangered by the
enmity and apprehension of the persons implicated by
his �disclosures;� third, a disgust for all �humanita-
rians,� and Yankees.  He proposes remaining in Lon-
don, there to await an opportunity for resuming his for-
mer avocation of amateur Italian patriot and revolu-
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