ANDREW JOHNSON. The patriotic, impromptu speech of ANDREW JOHNSON, of Tennessee, delivered from the piazza of the Burnet House, in Cincinnati, a few days since, was given in the Daily Statesman of the 1st inst. If it were not dangerous to praise living men, no one now exercising influence in American politics would be the object of so much general applause as the self-made, heroic Senator Johnson. His position before the country is such, that the man who does not admire his fortitude, in a season of extreme personal danger, is unworthy to breathe the air of freedom. The Administration, according to telegraph news, is going to protect the gallant people of East Tennessee in their conflict with oppression. It is hoped it will not prove as unsubstantial as much that comes upon the wires; but that means will be adopted by which to save that people from the grasp of those who desire to spread over them the Confederate Constitution, is the ardent wish of all patriotic people.
But there is another piece of telegraph news which we hope will prove unfounded, namely, - that Mr. Lincoln is going to make Johnson a Major General. We beseech the President to do no such deed. The gallant Tennessean has a more effective sphere of action. Other men may do better as generals, but no man can now be the instrument of so much good in behalf of the government as Andrew Johnson. His voice may be made more effective than ten thousand men in arms. Do not, then, make him a Major General in East Tennessee, but let him labor in another sphere.