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The Nash vibe J'ntriet uuder the above caption, sub
mi a tbe following:
We ate credi-ly informed that persona arc going about
the couatry endeavoring to bay up farm procure, with
a view to monopolise the u resaartse of life, «*.h as corr,
wheat, pork bacon, Ac . and eo rptculate on tbe ne
OifS’t'eeof the eoldit-e and tie people. We desire to
caution our readers in the country against giving ooun
tcaaace and encouragement to any inch eyslem of spec
c'ation. We are in the mi 'st of a war of tbe greatest
migrltud*-. Almost every farmer bra a near and dear
relative iu that war. Let him, theo, reserve bis surplus
for me subsistence of list relative or frleud, instead of
buitdu g up sped!alora and paving the way for non pro
ducers to walk into prircely fortunes. The country l*
pot to he served or made by speculators. For tbe pre
sent, battle* are to be (ought Let til remember those
who are to fight those battles. Tbe speculator, in
times dk* these, la a vampire, which can only be met
at J vat q lished by didub rcsteJ patriotism.
Fa roers, save your corn ard whea’, your pork and
bee . for loose sho are riskiug their Uses for jour bb
Tbs Lynchburg Trp'ntan cop es th* above sod
adds : •* We have good reaeO" to be’leve that there la
some cone r. acoogvt speculators in silt. A great deal
of this article is stored 1c this city and in Richmond—
Afi wdayeago it was selling for ten dollars a tick;
later it stent up to twelve fliij; yesterday fifteen was
s.aked. and one House, that had a large amount In etor*(
was not fit^d from Richmond not to sell any at present—
tbe earn v parties predicting that it will b» twenty dol.
vets b. lore tbs end of the wetk ' Now, what is to he tbe
''et oi uji» tali panicf If present prices are nisi o tam
ed—to tay nothing of a higher ter dancy—there must
he a yrvat wiste of provision* for lack of salt. Or, if
tho f\roi ;r* ots pty such priew for this article, the coat
of t .it p-ovisiot s ol every ktud will bv greatly aagtueoted.
W hat should oe done with the men who are hoarding this
md spscssble article to ordt v the* they may rorew fabu
lous price* cu; of the peopL? If they were in Northern
t lie* th*y would breed mob* and bread-riots very
'•It is much to the credit of our people that each abuses |
are uot visaed with that summary punishment which an
eura^cd pcpuUu* sometimes ii.fl.ct. We cannot coun
treanoe -uch popular ebullitions, but It may not be
a :ubs to caut.en speculators in articles of prime uecersi
tji /hat they mo* 19/ vea/wr* too far. Such men are
enlitl- d to no symya hy, for they have cone for other
The Governor of Grorgia_suggeats a method of pre
venting iheee abuses, that is worth being considered In
this d ate. We refer to the synopsis of bis message,
published under ocr tclcgrtpbio head.
The i rack or the Barbarian.
Tbo robbing pr; peusitiee of the Lioooln soldiery in
Missouridiave been indulged to scch an extent that nit
tie abolition press is beginning to fear the cousequencsn
of such unbi idled plundering as has obtained, and to urge
a res'rainf. Tee following from the Missouri corres
pondence of the Cincianati Oauttt, gives bnt a faint pic
tu.e of the out rag— that have been perpetrated upon the
pople of Missouri, by tbs hireling* who have been im
porttd to •u’j'tgato them. The writer, who was with
Fremont'* army, says:
It mi last letter I spoke of the inauguration of the
foregoing sjs'em, and *he disappearance of feathered
b'otds. etc., from the face of the earth hearabon's I
i-'gr-t to say that iht prtct’cs was carrisd to extreme*
by soldier* ard officers, null Gen. Fremont felt bound
lor ’he roputa'ion of the U. 8. army, to put a stop to it.
On the road on Thursday last, we saw regiments of
trorpi - Ts-inc along, three-fourths of the members of
w’lich carrie; dead turkey*, geese or chickens on their
biyoref*. Nearly every aimy wagon we passed contain
eo * couo'e of hog* or calves. Worse tnan all, many
soldier* killed ateck at farm*, and left nine-tenths of ih<>
carcisse* to rot on the ground. Houses were ent-red and
de-1 -ted ofvict; »»h. her the occurs its were rnionist*
or Di«nniot)i*ia. me soldiers seldom aiopp. d to irquirs.
A»*uti » an authority never given them, they plunder
*d e/erything and anything. Such a state of things
on u no' tong m u witnout Bringing disgrace upon our
iruay and our cause. •
The Chksgo Tribune, Lmcolu’s old Illinois organ,
»pi«« this statement, and not only admits Its truthful*
uses In every puticultr, but makes other charges against
the Federal forces, saying that the “ track of our (the
Federal) columns in Missouri may bo known by the oon*
irts to seers don that the outrage* of otir (the Federal)
soldiers hare made,” and that “just such scenes have at
tended the m irch of the Union troops In almost every
pise* where they hars penetrated.” ( The humiliating
confess on is made by the Tribune that when “ General
McD well moved out to Bull Ran, the line of march of
Iim «<BT was mirked by waoton and needle** devasta
tion ; and only a few days ago, Geu. McClellan’s men—
after following up the retiring rebels—were severely re
proved for their destructive anil felonious propensities,”
aud it is added that ‘Hurlhut’s troops in Missouri ectipv
rd them alt bv the variety and extent of the outrages
they commlthd "
Well llonr for ttio IBlIltia.
On the day oi the fiyht tit Romney, Col. Alexander
Monroe, of Hampshire, having uu 'er hft ommand sev
enty fire of the 114 th regiment of miii .ia, encountered
fix hundred and Any Yankee troops, under Col. Johns,
U rt. A , and, no'.wi bstandiug the Immense disparity of
forces, repuked anil put them to flight, killing thirty,
and taking thirty-three jtand of army and a considerable
stuck of army stores. la addit oa to the thirty killed,
fix were drowoed lo a'temp ing to escape. The place
f t' the combat w»a Suspension bridge, eight miles North
of Rcmsey. Col. Monroe lost none cf bis men.
_ Tbe*e pir'ici ltrs are given us by reliable gentlemen
from Hampshire.
T.ie militia of Hump-hire and the adjioent counties
hare acted with great galin'ry la many cf the sklr
c.i<hes that have occurred in that region. 11 the battle
of Romney, the gun of Lieu’. Llonh rger, which ren
dered snob signal serv e*, was mtnued by militia alto
gether, and the brave young Lieutenant, himself, as
sures n* they did their work nobly.
The Chari *stou Mercury, replying to »bo question:
•• Wheie Is IVofeiMor Tbcmvseey?”—says : “ He Is not
idle. His TaJotbln serv ehave been engaged by one
of the most enterprising houses la Charleston, lor the
erection of salt works on a grand seal*. The article,
h vw ver, cannot be made in a day, nor in a week ; but.
■ we have taiJ before, about Curistmas a fu 1 supply. At
reasccable price?, may be expeoted from the South Caro
lina salt works. The manufacture of salt requires a pe
riod oi about sixty diy*. The South Carolina salt wotks
hare been in p*ogr<«i about h»tf 'hat time."
A n>rilsd ipiilnUusat.
Commode ro G. N. HoUUu.U. d. N , ha* received, from
the Department of the Confederate Slates Navy, theap
prioimentof Flag Captain on the New Orlsai • Steal
s-atlon, dating on tha day of his suooesrfnl attack an and
dispersal of the Ublted State* vcssela at the Paswe of the
MmimM • * V.~
Kentucky Coneplratore
The Louiavil.c Ouurivr, of lest Friday, publishes a por
tion of tho secret correipondoBee'cf the Kentucky Lin
eolnile*, which, by tome mean*, hasfa’lnninlo tfce band*
of it* editor*. The Utters published show the villainy ot
the oonspiratora in all ita atrocity and meannes*. They
show that it was tho settled purpose of the Lnion dt ma
gogucw of Eeotucky, as far back as last May, to diag
Kentucky into Lincoln’s diabolical war upon the Sou h,
while professing to be in favor ol neutrality acd peace,
avowedly for the purpose or deceiving and hoodwinking
tbs State until their nefarious schemes should be matur
These letters also show that these conspirators were
prompted sob ly-by motives of sordid gain,the burthen of
the correspondence being the appointment of one Wsrd,
of Bowling Green, to whom it was address :d, as Paymu
Ur in Lincoln’s army. To fill their pooktiU with mouey
by fat army contracts and fat office?, wai the sole mo
tive of these mercenary wretches. To# only object of
this fellow, Ward, was to beoome Paymaster, to oarry
the money-bag like another Judas.
The history of the world does not famish the parallel
of the hypocrisy, falsohood, and villainy of the band of
conspirators who have betraytd and sold lb# Stale of
Kentucky to her worst enemies.
• Joseph Irgar,
The Raleigh ReginUr, noticing a statement that come*
to oe from Yankeeland that Joseph Segar, of K’isbeth
City, has hen eke led to the Yarke* Ooogrees, eaye • —
“B at for the lies told by this twister, whose morals are as
oblique as bis v Von, Fortress Monroe would now be in
po**ssion of the South. When it was reported lo Rich
mood last winter that tho garrison at the Fort were en
gaged in mounting gun* and pointing them inland, Ee
gar, who owns the Hofei at Old Point, wrote a letter poei
tivily denying the truth of the report. As Segar’a true
character sra* uot known at the time, and as be had for
many years boen a prominent member of the House of
D lega'ee, his itatrm-nt was believed and apprehension
q .ieted. In all probability, but for this false sta'ement
of Segar, the Virginians would have seissd the Fort be
fore it could have been reinforced ”
Grn. Manaflld Lowell.
A fri«cd of Gen. Mansfield Lovell, apprehending that
ih-< allusions to him in the correspondence of General
Walker and in the publications of “Brntut”, that hare
lately appeared in these column*,may have produced the
impree*loD that Gen. L. is of Northern birth, request*
ns to state that he is a native of Maryland, and a son-in
law of that loyal and chivalrous champion of the South,
the late Qeo. Qiltman. He also request* us to state
that the circumstances delaiohg Gen. L. in New 1 ork,
by the President, and were such aa left no ehadow of
ruopicioD that he was an eleventh-hour convert, or luke
warm friend of the ranee.
From Ik* Savannah Republican e.f tfov. A'k.
Lord Lyons and the Blockade.
We al'uded, some days ago, to a circular alleged to
bwe been addressed by the British Minister at Washing
ton to the Tarious Consuls of her Mr] sty at the Confed
erate porta, with reference to the illegality of loading
British vessels ia porta ovet which Linoolnhad extended
hit blockade jurisdiction. Some denied that any such
c rcular had beew issued, our conteinparary down street
atnorg the nun her. We have before us, kindly furnish
ed by the Vice-Consul at this port, an offiunl copy of
the circular referred to. It will be found in our columns.
It will thus be seen, that the British Minister not only
recognises the present pretended blockade, but had eeut
:u the commercial repieeentativee to bis country, a de
cision of a New York Judge, and the diotum of Wm. H
Seward as the role for their goifttr.ee. If the ciroolar
d es not mean this, it means nothing. It is a mere frrtt
Iwn fulmtn, a trifling with a great public question, in
volving vast and valuable interest*. There ia no intima
tirn of illegality in the circular, and no discretion given
'o the consular agents. He se*un to take the blockade
for granted, and communicatee with them on thatnnder
If this be so, we are oonstralned, under all the dream
s’’ncee, to regard the circular of Lord Lyons a* a moat
ii-.raerJlnr.ry document. He hae evidences without num
ber in his possession, that the Federal blockade la an un
mitigated fraud and Imposition upon the nations of the
earth. It seems to us that instead of aiding it by his
sanction, ho should, when addressed by Mr. Seward on
ibo subject, 1 ave thrown the trntb in hjs teeth, and toil
him that any interference with t£e com in rice of his conn
toman, under any such pretense, on the part of the Fed
authorities, would be at their peril. The alternative
be has adopted, if It means what appears on the face, baa
1 anything but a friendly aspect towards tho Confederate
Hi ves. We have no navy with which to drive elT and
si k these infamous pirates that are hoveriug around our
ports and destroying our oommerce, and neutral nations
should at leu*, recognise whit the law entitles ne to as a
matter of right.
The following is the circular referred to by the Rtpub
Aran ;
The following oirculir, addressed by Lord Lyon* to
the British Consul* in the Confederate S ates, i* accom
poled by.a letter from SecreUry Seward on the law of
blockade: <
Wasuisotok, Oct. 16, 1861.
dll On tbe Uth of May ’ait, I nude to her Majesty's
Consul* la the (southern Bute*, the following announce
"Neutral veft l* will be allowed fifteen days to leave
port after the actual coman ucemeut of tbe block* le,
whether each veesrU are with or without cargoes, and
w: ether tbe cargoes were shipped before or after tbu
commencement of tbe blockade.”
1 enclose herewith a copy of a cote which 1 have re
ceive 1 lc-d*y from the Secretory of State of the United
Htatoe, and in which he Informs me that the law of blrck
u le, which does not permit a vessel in a blockaded port
t > uk* oo botrd cargo after the commencement of tbe
blockade, will be upecud to be strictly obs rved by all
V atria in ports blockaded by tbe naval forces of the
U-ited States.
You will take note of thl* communication of the Sec
retary of State, for your own guidance and that of the
ttuster* of Brit:ah vease's and yau will mirk cirefully,
and report to me, tbe exact date at which the preeent
d '-patch and ita enclosure reach you.
You will, without delay, send copies of this despatch
and its euclose to your vice consul* for their Information
and guidance.
I am, air, your moat obedient, bumble servant,
To ber Majesty'* Consul* at-.
MB. siwabd's i arrtB.
DtraBTuuiT or State. )
Washington, Oct. 16, 1861. J
My Lord: The Judge of ttieCouv of ihe United States
for tbe Southern district of New York having recently
drcide-1, after elaborate argument of couoetl, that the
iaw of blockade doe* not permit a vewl In a blockided
port to take on board cargo after the oommeuoeaeDt
of tbe blockadt; with a viw to avoid any fu;ure mUun
Jet-standing upon the nuhjrct, you are inlo-med that the
law, aaibn* interpreted by the Judge, will beexpeoted
t. be strictly observed by all vessel* In ports of insur
gent States (luting their blockade bv the naval ferces of
the United States. I avail myse'f, As.,
William H Skwabo.
Tbe R ght Honorable Lord Lyons.
Hsian Riots i> Pabii.—Tbo high prioe of bread, at
U<t account*, continued to claim attention at Paris, and
i the Q- ver m nt bad issued an assurance that the price
would not be further advanced. Oi tbe 1st Oe’ober, In
tbo Faubourg St. Antoine, there was to aseault made
tiopii tbe bakers’ shop*. A Paris letter says:
Of court* there was a Urge a*sttnfcl»ge of witberrd
oU women with their heads tied in Here-' colored hand
k -rehief*, who VHr more vlef nt tl a-t the men; aid or*
J i#btl, ee'i'ng a heavy sort of stick used by butchers
t) mike tough meat tmder, knocked down and killed to
n- fortunate policeman. Thing* were then ooo)idertil
bid enough for a more powerful interference than that
of a handful of sergeants detrill*, who were getting badly
hludlcd, and the troop* quirtered iu that ditUiou of
1‘atls wetw got under arms. The tumult then died out,
r,.r it will be loug before a d eorgan.x.-d rabble agai i at
I -mpts a struggle against the m’litary. Tbe Paris ini
prorements have put an ewtingnisher on the head of
King Mob, who, in case of t d* duration of hostilities on
hit part egalnat the powers that be, would fiod himself
ouiflar.ked on svery side, and the troop* h*ndled in •
very differ*nt aauit then that by which Matmont last
To tkt Editor of Iks Wkig y
Tbe fioar.olal condition of oor country ie such as U
arouse a feeling ofjhe deepest interest snd concern it
the bosom of every patriot. I trust you will there ort
pardon me for.treepassing on your time, with a commu
nication from »ooh an humble lndividnsl ei myself, upon
e subject thet ie engrossing the attention of the wiseel
heads among tu.
The Government must have funds, to carry on the
great struggle in which we are now engaged, and how
to obtain them is the question. All agree that a foreign
loan, at present, is mprsclicable, and that we must rely
upon ourselves alone for the means; but differ as to tbe
modus cptrandi. It wee the current impression that tbe
prodnee losa would sever the Gordien knot, but Mr.
Mcmmicger’s letter exploded that idee, for if oerried out
as be explained, it would oerttlaly be of no bent fit to
the planter, and, in my'humble opinion, of but little to
tbe Government until the blockade be raieed.
Direct (nation must be resorted to, and unless the
OonfederatjCongrerscsn devise some means to dispose of
our produce, taxes cannot be paid, and at tbe expiration
of the war, we wUI be on the verge of bat kruptcy. Now
for the mu tut I bcncfl'.of the Government and individuals,
would it not be best, instead of issuing Treasury notes
bearing 8 percent, iuten.it,to tone notea without iuterret,
to be redeemed ten years lienee, devoting coe-half of tho
notes thus issued to tbe purchase of produce, and the
other to tbe expenses of the war, thus miking produce
the buds of oar currency instead of specie ? These nous
would be infinitely prelerablu to tbe shinplasters that are
flooding tbs country, and far better tbtn those of our
stronger bsi k«, for the Government would bare one
dollar in specie lor every two that were issued. The
eoarciiy of money would be no longer felt, trade would
resume iieclJ channels and we would be again a pros
tfrrous people. Cautious financiers would recoil with
horror at the bare idea of the million? o» paper money
tfcui circulaied through the country, but “paper is just
as good as gold if we have sufficient security that it
would be rt d 'emod." Tbe question however, might be
a«kcd, woull these notes be sufficiently secured? I think
they would, because as soon as the war is ended or the
blockade raised, tb* Government, having tho monopoly
of tbe ootton and tobacco trade, cou'.d so regulate the
price of those articles as to tenure themselTcs from any
lots, and if at the expiration ol ten yoars the Govern
ment could not redeem them all, it could tfl\ct a suf
ficient loan ou notes bearing interest either from capital
ists at home or abroad to liquidate the debt.
By raaklug Treatury notes the currency of tbe country,
the interest umountirg to eighty millions in ten years on
one hundred mildcM, would be a cloar gain to the Con
This n!an it may bo urged is impraelleable, but wo
met; remember that as long as ibe present state of things
exists. we are compelled to live entirely within ourselvi s,
and the note* will go from tbe Treasury into the fceodt
of the pjoyle, m iuy of them to be returned in the way
of laios, the Geveroment e*. II holding the oottou and
tobacco puiohased, thus redeeming them without ci
fending the basis upon which they were Issued.
These suggestions are thrown out with the hope that
if worthy of no'ioe, some abler peo will give them to the
public la a more presentable ihape. U.
We are loformed that an Older has been issued to Jit
band tbe Greenbrier. Cavalry—the reason, thirofor,
being tbit nearly all the msmbers of that company have
suffered eo severely from camp and typhoid fever as to
unfit them for aotive doty.
It will be remembered tbsl this company performed
very efficient service at Laurel Hiil, under tbe late Gen.
Garnett, and to their exposure and severe labors during
their campaign in that section, their present suffering
from sickness may be attributed.
Wc ere glad to bear that nearly all those fit for duty
will at once attach themselves to other arms of the
service for the winter, while the whole company will re
new their organizition early in tbe spring.
Captain Robert B. Mco.-mao, of tbe Greenbrier Cav
alry, who has been stiff-ring frem typhoid fever for the
last two month*, is slowly recovering, though as yet con
fined to hie room.
At a meeting of the Cumberland Lifbt Dragoors
Company “D" 81 Regiment Va. Cavalry, on the Jtith
nit, Lieut. Jim.-e D. Isbell, T. 0. Towles, and E. II.
Grigg, * committee appeiuted at a previoue meeting d
tho comptny to draft resolution* in teference to tbo
death of Mr. Wm. J. Palmoro, submitted the following
report which was unanimously adopted by the Compa
"' Whereas it lit* pleised Almighty God to remove from
our midst Mr. Wm. J. Pslmore s member of our troop,and
rrsiiaing in he death a lots to ourselres, to bis oountry
and to his bereaved family :
ditto!<*d 1 it. That in the death of our comrade we re
gret the los« ol a goo a soicier, a orsre, an nout»i, >uu
a noble hearted man.
Rnolvtd,H. That we off <r to the family of the de
ceased our sympathy and earnest oondolence.
fitmh'd id. That there are circumstance* connected
with the death of onr friend whioh afford a practical il
lustration of a grievance to whioh the sick soldier is sub
jected under tho present astern in regard to applications
for sick leave.
Rstohtdi'K That whilst our object Is not to csst ceu
8 ire upon any ja tlcnlar officer, yet we design otiling
public attention to this grievance, and therefore make
the following s a ement of faots:
The 8d Regiment of Virginia Cavalry, to whioh wc
belong, has a hospital exclusively for its own use. We
have a!s», a surgeon, Dr. J. B. Berrien, who jually ranks
high tn his prof- siiou, and vbo by bis kind and skillful
attentions to our rick comrades, has won the confidence
and esteem of the whole regiment. Under the present
system, whatever may be the condition of the applicant
for sick letve—however important it may be that his
leave should be promptly granted—yet it is necessary
that each application, although made by onr own snrgeoo,
who has a through knowledge of (be condition of the
cotdicr for whom leave is sought, should go to the Medi
ctl Dlrectcr of the Dcpirtmcnt, *ad be by A-m rejected,
or granted, as Ar may think proper, he being nrpersxrily
in entire ignorance ot the condition of eaid soldier.
In the present case, application was made for leave of
absent* for Mr. Palmore. Dr. Btrrien stated in the ap
plication the condition of tho eoldier, and recommended
that leave be gta tied. This application war approved
by the Cjlouel of the R giment, waa sent to Yorktown,
was returned the next day with the Irquiry whe'hcr it
was necessary fjr the soldier to leave tie Department;
wa* sent back to Yorktown by Dr. Berrien, with the en
dorsement that the soldier's home bring outside of the
Department, he wan'd probably desire to go to 1L After
several days’ delay, the \ppl oiiion was again returned
with an order on It to "send the mao to the General
Hospital at Bigler's Wharf." By this time, he had ba
ccate too ill to be moved, lived abont ten days, and died
away from home, wife and children. Durltg tho period
which elapsed from the tima the application waa firtt
made, until this h al order was rectived, some sick leaves
were grant 'd and othara refused; but upon what general
prioo ple we have been unable to discover.
It seems to ua Idle to require that one competent sur
geon should examino and attend a sick soldier, and cer
tify to the crceesity of a turlough for his recovery, wbrn
tho whole power of grunting t! at fnt lough remains in
the hands of another, stationed twelve miles distant, who
has not seen, and who knows nothing of the condition
of the men.
We recognise in this inode of p-ocedurv either great
irregula-lty or else a wanton and oolJ bear ed determi
nation to treat volunteers as If they were the hirelings
of a usu p r, sold er* who fought for pav, not gentle
man, Impelled by a sense of patriotism to leave the oom
forts of home to fi^h*. for liberty.
Rfoivtd, That we think the present system well osl
1 , - I '
edited to produce dimtieliotlou, and to prevent tho
re-enliatmcnt of Volunteers when their present terra of
service shall have expired.
RtAolted, That Drs. Berrien, I'pahur and Palmore, de
serve and have our thanks, for their x.sl in behalf of our
late associate.
Rttolotd, That these proceeding* be published In tbo
Riohmond papers, and that a copy bo seat to tho family
of the deceased.
To Iht JMitir of tkt Whig :
Juitioe has been done the devotion and baroisvs of
the Southern women daring our itruggle for Indepen
dence from British rule and oppreeeion. In tho darkest
day* of the Rivolution, when the hearts of our trace*
men were ehrouded in gloom and despondency, tho faith
of our women in tho ultimate triumph of oar arms nev.
er faltered; their courage, energy end powers of endo
rsee* remained a* fresh eud vigorous as at the beginning
of this war, and they never hesitated to dare ell and give
up all for the well being end safety of their oountry
The Southern women of this day, hare shown them,
selves no unwotlby descended* of such noble mothers
The same glorious spirit, which animated the one, still
find* an abiding place in the bosoms of the othrr. And
when ths history of tho present war shall have been
written, many of its brightest page* will be filled with
account* of tho patriotic deed* of tho daughters of the
South, which can only bo equalled, If equalled st all, by
those of their Revolutionary mothe.j, or the matrons of
Sparta in the purest diy* of tbe Bepubllo. Mot reluct
antly do they giro up their husband*, eone and bro'here,
at the call of their oouutry, but willingly snd ohoerfully.
They vend lb* m forth to do battle for the great cause of
human freedom, encouraged by their smiles, snd inspiri
ted by their courage and hopefullness. And when they
hare done this, they do not piss their time, st home,
i„ idleness snd frivolity; but with the spirit of s Lucre
tie, wheD Collations was in camp, they devote tbvmselves
to those labors, which are demanded of them by the ne
cessities tf the times. Balls, partite, even the smallest
social gathering* We become almost obsolete at the
goo'h; and in their pises, societies bsve been formed by
our women In every city, town and bamlot of tbo Con
federate States; for the parpose of relieving the wants, of
oor soldiery. The quantity of clothing, whioh has been
purchased and made op by these association*,!!* pnhsps
almost sufficient, if properly distributed, to supply our
armlre during the whole of the oomiog winter.
These rrfito'ion* here been, in pert,suggested by a re'
oent visit of the writer to Granville county, Morth Cere
|i,ia, and wbat he wltnasssd while there. At TowneevUle,
a sire’l pleoe close to the line of Granville and Meoklen
k„» Vi. (which, with tbo neighborhood, ha* been loft
almoet entirely without young men—nearly all of them
haring gone c O’ to tbe were,> the ladies, partly from each
of three counties, bare organised an aeiocUtion for tbe
pmpjses-before indioatpd. Tbe amount of good done
by them, and still being done, is Immense- Their ener
gies in the prosecution of the great and praise-worthy
objects, which they bava lu rlew, are unceaaiug. The
names of the ladies composing this society, with the tv
(•option of that of Mrs tieorge Tarry, of Mecklenburg, are
not known to the writer; but they are known to many
a poor soldier, who haa been the recipient of their boun
ty, and by him they w 11 nerer be forgotten. X.
To tht Editor of if'A'y
Hiring obtained permi-eioQ to publish the accompany
ing correspondence, I request that you wi|l be good
eiougb to insert list a reply to the article in your looal
olumn to-day, headed ‘‘Home Artillery."
These documents, 1 think, will su&ieotly explain the
cause and couraa ot proceeding, of both tbe Oorernor
tod myeelf, in a case in tegard to whloh some tnieeppra
"tension has pt trail* d for sereral days |MSt.
Very respectfully yours,
Riobmond, Nor. 7th, 1841*
[ Original Tarmt of Enrolount. ]
Whoreae, there are a number of tbe persons in the
city of Richmond, who, by offl Hal or other engagements
are presented from entering tbe general military terrtoe
at tbe State, but who, uererthelees, would cherrftilly
render eueh eerrloe as they can consistently with this
engagement, in the present emergency.
Therefor-, the undersigned mutually agree, that they
will suite to form an artillery force for the defence 0*
the city of Kcbmotd undpr tho command of Colon* 1
Thomas H. Ellis—with the understanding that thpy are
not to be ordered from Richmond or i.a immediate yicin
ity, unless od sons special occasion of sttsek or d< fence,
and then, only to a conrenlect distance and for a short
Riohmoid, Msy Utb, 1981.
ExsoPTirsDspasTMisr i
Richmond, Va, .
October 26th 1881. )
Col Thomas H. Ellis, Commanding B ittaliou Home
Artillery. , ,
Co/onrl—The President is anxious that the eereral
fort ifl nations around this city shall ba at once tnanoed
and deoirea that you with y9ur battalion shall with tho
leas*, possible delay report to the Ex ecu tire of Virginia.
In order that you may be mujtered Into the aerricc and
transferred to the t onttaeral* vrorermnem icr me n«:
feuo* ot the city of Rlobmoud.
Td* Governor feels assured that the patriotic orrp*
under your oommand will promptly respond to tin »Uh
of the President, eud af prec ate the ooufidetc* re
posed In It by file Excellency In assigning It to so re
sponsible a post.
Iam most rcspeotfally, Your obedient servant, ^
HfiDqcARttia or ra* 4ra Rao’t. of Artillsit, i
Riot:mot'd, Oct. 87, 1881. j
To Col. 8. Bassett French, Ac., Ac., A»., Eieoutive po
partment: .
CoLoetL —In consiquenoe of my residence in tto
country, I did not receive, u.,lU this morning, at 10
o'clock, your order of yesterday, directing me to report
with my battalion of Home Artillery for the purpose of
being mustered into servioe for the defenoe of the city
of Richmond. , ,
Having arcertalned that it will be satisfactory to the
proper authorities it I report on the day after to-morrow,
lha»e Uu'd my prders eccardlngly, and confldeuily
anticipate a ptompt and full re pouse of the battalion.
I beg to aware the Governor that 1 feel munb grati
fied at the confidence thus imposed in mo and my com
mand, and that when transferred to the Confederate
Government, we will endeavor not to disappoint the ri
pectatious of the President, at whose request, as yon
mform me, so honorable a poet has boen assigned to us.
I have the honor to be, Colonel,
With great respect,
Tour obedient servant,
Oolopel Commending Richmond Home Artillery.
Adj’t ami Inns Girl's 1
Richmond, Oct 28.
Sir: Tour letter of to-day’s date was duly received.
It bus been submitted to the Secretary of War, bet not
in time to eaable me to respond to it brfore your meet
ing of this eveuiog. I proceed to answer your several
1 Your battalion, consisting of throe companies cf
Artillery, lor (be defence of the city of Richmond, esn
be rooeived and muttered under the “ Aot to providj (or
local defence end speoial servioe.’' See aot of Congreee,
No. 228, Sd session, page 24.
2. The battalion can be Accepted fur a lose term than
the war, agreeably to the provi-iond of the let seotioo of
tbat act.
S. It may be accepted with a If ss number thtn seven
ty private* per company, provided the number be suffi
cient for effective battery « rvloe.
4. It will be ordered into eimpor winter qiurUy, U
eircqinttaniHA mav render necessary. The granting
leaves of absence for a portion of each day must be loft
to the judgmeat of the commander, but rych leaves miist
not Injuriously affect the discipline and lnetrnoaon of the
9. As the battalion it iuteoded for the purpoee of
manning the fortfluations around Richmond, it need aot
b- furnished with rmall arms, as It will necessarily beeup
porlcd by armed infantry.
rt. As the battaliou will consist of less than Are com
panies, Its oon,minder will have the rank of Mrjor, and
will he allowed an Adjutant,to be taken frem the subalt
ern officers of one of the companies of the batta bn.
I enclose * printed circular of tho War Department,
which may be u*eful for reference.
Verv respectfully, Your obedient servant,
8 COOPER, Adj’t and L G.
Col. Thomas H. Ellis,
Oom’f Rich mood Home Artillery.
Haajsqc* btsm or nts 4m IhY or Awruxaar,1
Richmond, Nor., 2nd, 1841. f »
To Col. 8. Biseett French, A:. A:. Ac., Ki ecu ties D«.
Ooloiil — In tbe oommanioadon which I bod the hon
or to sddreee to you on Haadsy last, I stated shat I bad
appointed Tuesday, the 28 b of October, aa tba day for
my battalion to ineer, in ordrr that ttoy might be mus
tered into serrioe end transferred to tbe Confederate
antborities aa directed by the Gorarnor.
Iu consequence of the deity which has taken place la
the execution of thie order, I deem It proper to make
tbe following report:
There wax a meeting of tbe battaUoa Monday night,
called for the purpose of making amgementa pr«l m
Inary to iu being mustered Into aarrioe. 1 found much
miaoonoeptioa prarailiug, amo. g both officer* and men,
aa to the olject and effect of the call mads by tbe Ex
eentire at the request of tbe President; and aa thia feel
ing, if unchecked, seemed likely to interfere with a sat
isfactory response to tba oaU—and a postponement ap
paired, to me admissible, la riew of a oonreraition
which I bad bad, the time qrening, with ▲rjotant and
Inspector General Cooper, or the Confederate serrioe, I
determined to reroke tbe order of mastering in on Tues
day and to hold an adjourned meeting of tbe battalion
Tue«day night- By tba permiwion of Gen. Oeopar, I
addrrated to him a Utter of enquiry, for tbe informs1 un
of the bat a'ion, which he expected to aesaer in Urn*
for tbe meeting on Tnteday night; but aa he waa unable
tu do this, hie answer waa not submitted until Wednes
day night, when a arooud adjourned meeting was bell.
Tne answer appearing fobs generally satisfactory, I then
appointed Fridty, tha 1st of Norember, at 19 o’clock aa
the time, and Military Hall aa tba pltoe, for tha reassem
bling of the battalion, with tha riew to Its being nuu
tertd in; and Col. 8:1 jen, Acting Iu>peotor General, pf
the Virginia foroes, was kind enough to a'tend Wi.h me
then and there, to act aa the mustering officer.
Tbe result of the roll call wu aa follows :
Cjtnpany A.
Present and answering personally: Captain, 1 ; Lieu
tenants, I; Sargranie, I; Corporal*, 2; Priratea, 12
Ahreat from the oily: 1 PriraU.
Absent wl:h rxoose: 1 Prirste.
Absent without excuse. Sergeants, 2; Corporals; 1 ;—
Prirates, 6610.
Total number present and sbreut— 91.
Company H.
Present and answering personally - Captain 1; Lieu
tenants 2; Sergeants 6; Corporals 4; Prirates 29-11.
Absent from the city : Leoteuaut I; Prirates 4—9.
Absent with excoae: 6 Priratet
Absent without excuau : 29 Priyatas.
Total number present and abteut, 17.
Company C
Present and aoaweriug parau tally : Oapttlo 1; Lientan
anta 9; 8*resent* I; Corporal* I, Priests* 27-18
Absent from tba oi.y: Sergeauto l; Priratea 7 —t.
Absent with excuse : Corporal 1; Priratea 4-6.
Absent without excuse : 44 Priratea
Total number present and absent, 88.
in a printed circular from tha War Department which
accompanied Gen Cooper's loiter to me of the 29th, it
I" DWWU fcU** »-V VVIMJ/W J vt — ; v-M .-.a-vr.
into the Confederate service, onless fully organised, with
■t least 70 privates. In bis letter, however, he etaiad
that the companies of the Home Battalion might be ac
cepted with a Uas number, pro*i led the number be auf
(tcirnt for i if-etire battery eerviee. In a oonversatiou
with Col. Selden, be Informed him that be could not ra
oeive them unless presented with at least 64 private* per
The Dumoer answering at roll epll being greatly be
low the prescribed minimum In eaoh oaefi, Col. Selden
announced thatb# had been authorized by Gen. Cooper
to rzy, that if dezired, these p-taent might then be mas
tered into aervio*, conditionally—to take ffTret Anally,
when the full complement waa obtained,—and that be
would heap op-n the musteiiog roll for a period not ex
ceeding ten d tya, to admit of the absentees oomiug In,
provided there were on the company roll a sufficient
number of privates to make up with those thus received
the proeeribfd minimum of sixty-four.
Upon further conversation with this officer, It waa
Anally determined that au adjourned meeting ahould be
held at the aame place ou Tuesday next, for the purpoee
of mustering ip t^e tattalior; he iffirirg in the mesa
time to obtun for those who still bad doubif about the
ofJeot and eff ot of the call upon them, each additional
information aa bo oould, with tha view to remove their
ciffl ultlea.
For the information of the Governor, I enclose here
with a roll of each company, showing the name* of thoee
■ho were present on yesterUy, aa wall aa of the ab
In conclusion, I beg leave to remark, that to far ae I
am concerned, I would not jjavp pui|oed this Epmetrhat
irregular course in the execution of a military order, but
for circumstance* which render it, in my opinion, an ex
ceptional cue
I have uo reason to doubt the eourage or the patrieilo
spirit of the officers sad men composing my bettiilloi;
on the eontrsry, I have from the beginning believed that
they might be relied upon to perform efficiently and with
aliority their full duty ae volunteers, whenever the con
llugenoy ahould arise calling them into active service
according to their original intentions and plan of organi
zation. Sims of the m-mbers of the batuloa are pe
culiarly situated, in re*p»ot to tbeir domestic, fcusii si*
or oQijial eng>gr.pen*, which would suffer the moat ae
ricua detriment by being suspended or interfered with
for any considerable lei. gib of tins by their absence;
others are engaged upon Governmant work, of apecial
importance at this time Among t|;oie even who res
ponded at the roll call ou yesterday, a*# se ratal who
have placed in my btmds eer ificatee of various sorts,
with the request that I would make them the basis of an
offlctsl communication, in order to obtain their exemption
or dleoharge.
Aware ol these facts, sod reluctant to deprive the
battalion of the credit which would result from volun
tary action on their part, I have abstained from a moro
positive course in executing the Order wbiob you ad
uromcu mi ujv vu iik mvw. 4 vrwr, a tui lutwru,
i< in (be nature of a reouiaition under (be Code, ch. 91,
£ 3; and the call of the President for my battalion la
a oxll, under tba Constitution, for militia. If. than, aay
person belonging to it, absents trims-if wban ordered by
me, 1 may proceed u .der ob. 21, j j 7, 8 and 9, to bring
bim under commtud as a deserter, and if be be without
)u-t flible tsouse, treat him scoordingly.
I know full well that my own duty is simple obedienoe.
If the exigencies of tbe service, in tbe opinion of tbe
Governor, require the compulsory course just ladicated,
I will not hesitate, upon receiving an lotiaa'iou from
bim to that iffect, to pursue it on the preteHt ocoaslot;
while I cannot but hope that the expected muster on
Tuesday wil| enable me, yithopt speb resort, to present
a full batcaiiioo for looal ds'e.-.oe and special service
I have the honor to be, Colonel,
With great reeproi,
Tour obedient servant,
Com’g Richmond Home Artillery.
Exicctivi Dsn hurt, 1
Rieinroxn, Nov. 4, 180. {
OoL T. H. Ellis, Commtn ling 4tb Artllery :
Color el,—I am instructed by tbe Governor to sxy, in
reply to your letter of the 91 Instant, addressed to mo.
that be is disappointed at tbe response of your battalion
to bis order of tbe 98 th ultimo. He yet indulges the
hope that, at your arjou nsd meeting to be held to
morrow, you will bars a more favorable and creditable
Tbe Governor bss hitherto persuaded himself that this
Heme Battalion, favored as It bat been above their fel
lows who have borne the toils of the camp and braved
the dangers of the battle-field, woi'd, so soon as oalled
upon, promptly aod Joyously respond to the first Intima
tiro of need of their services; nor will bs evsn now des
pair. He will not do tbs patriotie eitisers of Richmond
tbe poor compliment to »impose that the Home Artillery,
to whom they bad to confidingly looked for tbe defenes
of their beautiful city, will fail tbem lu this the first sp
peel of 'be Government for their aid, and will maka it
necessary to fore) from thim what it abould be their
pride aod p!earu*a voluntarily to render. Tbs Governor
will afford the Home Hat'a)ion another and la?t opportu
nity to meet ihe reasonable expectations of tbe public,
aod will bo gratified to hear that they have beta real i d.
Tbe G ivernor will expect a prorep’ report of the re
■ult of tbe meeting on to morrow, to the end that be
mar take such steps as mty be nsceseary iu the premises.
Tou are correct in suppoeing that tha order addreeard
to you as Colonel of the Home Bittalion, dirxo ir g you
to report with your command for duty, was In tbs nature
of a r< quisitlon under the Code, ohapter 29. section A—
Tou aro also right in tracitg your power to act in oase
of refusal cn the par*, of any of your men to report fer
duty, to beetle ns 7, 8 aod 9 of tbla aaaa chapter of tba
Toe Governor bids me add, that he has noticed f ith
plea*ure the unanimity aod promp'.nre* with wblob tbe
commissioned and non-onmmissiooed office-s of the bit
talion have responded to the rail, and be oommeoda this
dimple to tbe imitation of tbe reel of the corpe.
I am Colonel, with hlpb respect,
Your obedi *rt servant,
a. Bassett fbesch,
Aldds OsMp
HiADqwABTsas or tux 4th Rxo't ov Autillmt )
Richmond, November 4ib, 1881. )
To Or l- 8 Bireett French, Aid de Camp.
Oclobxl —In obodieMO to your order of yeat- rdat, 1
have tbe honor to report for the Inforasationi of the Gov
ernor, tho reoalt of tbo adjourned mooting of kj battali
on hold to-day ot II oUaok.
Of Company A-, tbara war# prefect, 4 eommlmloeed
offioers, t DoaeommUffioocd offioeri, sud 8 priratoe; to
tal 15
Of Compuy B, there were present, 8 oommMootd
officers, 7 turn-corn mixelomd officers, and 14 privates; to
tal 88.
Of Company 0., there were preeent, 3 oommlxilooed
officers, 4 non-oommleeioced cfflcers, and 18 private*;
total *0.
Aoeompanylog tfcle ii a Bet of those who answered at
roll call to-day, bat were not present on Friday lut
All who answered on Friday, were not preeent to day.
It was, howarar, understood and annonnoed, that th-y
were within convenient reach, and would promptly at
tend if ft appeared that the battalion waa to be actually
m istered in.
Beearring to the rolls which I fnrni-hed yoa oo the
Sad, I therefore feel author s d to report, that oat of *a
aggregate strength of 888, onlt 93 have responded to tbs
eall of the Executive oo this oocaaioa.
I have the honor to be, with great r« p*ct,
Tour obedient servant,
Col Oom'g R oraood Homs Artillery.
Ao/prasv Osxiiilj Omos, 1
Uicanoao, Nor. I, 1141, )
Col. Tiokax B. Iilis,
Fourth Regiment Artillery :
The Governor oirre a that yoa otll oat the Hoot*
Guard Battalion of Artillery, to be mustered lo o aervloe
at 4 o'clock, P. M., oo Thuteday next, tba 7.h instant.
By oommaod :
By Jxo. G. Mosav, Jr., Clark.
TV Ms SJitor cf (As Wkig:
Toe Grand Jury of this county seem to bs disposed
to enforce the law against It suing shin plaster* by It di
vidual* and eoauthorlsed companies and awodulonf.—
They presented Fayette W. Latham, Joseph B. Gorrcll,
sod a man named Hicks and on* named darter, for icec
log note* la violation of the law. Mr Latham came into
Court and stated that he bad, as Cashier oi a Back, been 4
prevailed upon by the wishes and advice of genii :auen
la whom ha had great confidence, to Issue notes under *
the denomination of one doilar. But,ben g satisfied that
tba law did not authorise it,he shoal J1 -see no more. The
other gentlemen presented were not present in court, bat
1'iey will do doubt follow Mr. Latham's example. The
J «d£# remarked that he * opposed xx the otj rs and pul
ley of the law would b« attained by arresting the evil in
that way,it would be wall,if the part L« so acted, to diocca
tioue the proeecutiou, a* three were the first and cnly cf
fscoes of the sort that bad been committed in this coun
ty. Tba probability, therefore, Is that the Imuit g of
•binplu'er* lb Culpeper will be effectually broken up by
■ill and gentle means. F.
from (As Lyackburq KtpMuan <f yittirday.
The following letter Is fiom a reliable officer in the
Floyd Brigade:
Gamp Dicuxto* F*>et'e, Co., |
November t, 1861. f
Deal-: According to pre tic'ion in my lad, wo
were all otdsr. u the uext mornirg (let Nov.-n.bci; to ll-w
plice aeiocted fop thcoommeuccru-i.t of the figb' with
the enemy, acid >u a short time tLe Bring cou.mer.oed ard
the bombardment bee■ tni general. Thi- enemy could do
us no damage, while their wagon* tuff-red greatly from
our fire. Tbelr men and hornet f.-ll on all ildee, wl.tle
we I oat not a man all tbe day. While tble war going «-u
ordtra were ten! to me to form a certain number of cur
co n paries, lo cot junction with a tort'on of Ptl'jp-'a
Legion, to attack abou! &.0 Y±i k-ee who had crotied
over on tbit aide cf the river ai d had ml rr.ro. d to with
in S"0 yard; of our fore*. One of the Yankeea »a<
taken priaoner, and from bln we teamed t'.a' the WO
bad loat their way and did not know how to get away
Tnia *[read great joy among us, and off we started at a
doubl. qutck, (l forgelti'g my lamtcera | it waa rain
ing in toipenu, and night overtook os without our beirg
to lucky a a to find the aoouudreh; a> wo r -turned, and
the fighting acr es tbe river luted all that day.
Tae Yankee*' commuaioa'ion it now completely cat
off, and I hope soon to tJtid you tbe good newt that wo
have driven them back acroes Gauley.
Nov. <—Teste1 dty proved a most disagreeable d«y
for our forest—rainitg in torremi, and very cold and
gloomy—well calcuia'ed te i (feet v«, but for thn g wrivua
oooeolttion that the Yankee* are hating a rough time cf
It, for wa ure p-ererir g item mcoe-amly with our artil'tty
and sharp-shooters. We ar.- ao near th< m wc oau h ar
them talking—only a arnall stream being between ua
Our aoldiera hare become to * cento tied to being near
them and expoaed to tbeir fire, tbat they will fight like
tigera ll glveu a chance, for they item to t««l it a duty
to clear the land of tuo i vsudtV I
Although the firing waa kept up all day on the 2 id,
they hav'nt hurt any of our meu. A cannon ball a'juck
the muaket of on# of our tsec, and shivered I-, but tla:
j *i all. ^
We bava teen numbers of tLcir men fall, at d wc are
alill peking them iff.
There la a camp rumor brre that we are to b* ordtr.-d
off, bdt we place no rcliauoeon auch r .mor.-, toilet d, wo
ar* aoi'Mn for the fun " here cow that we wculd rcaicely
reliab tbe idea of giving up the j b of rtddh y Western
Virginia of ties# marauder* to any but our Genere.L
m • • •
From tki Natkwilia Pa'rtol of 1*/.
On Monday last a number of prominent chiier* cf
Southern Kentucky mat at Rusaalivilie, for the purpose
of eocatilting together relative to the fntnre, feeing that
doty to iheptatlta* and their poaterity, 'he protection of
their eonatitutional rlghfa, 'be r ive* and liberty, demand
ed tha.ib-y atould re-iat theoj pritoivelegi-Ution of the
State l<egiaiature, and tha tyranny of tbo Lincoln Dy
nuty. Th>-y remaicad in conferruce fc-r »ev. r»l date,
with closed doom. On Wednesday before thti* final ad
journment, the iwjunc'ion of secrecy upon thetp proceed
ID#?* VU rriuorcu, iuu we uitvuiu wcivru u-t » my
brief synopsis ef their sctioo :
About forty comities were represented IntheronAr
er.oe. Hoc. H. 0. Burnett pr. Sited, and H McK-«- and
9 9 Brytn acted us Becte tries. A wins o! reso'u*
lions, reported by Hon. G. W. J AlIoo, were adopted.
They teci to tbe urpti I ilutiorsl aud rppretuire acts of
the Legbi >ture, proclaim revolution, provide f>r a (Sov
ereignty Cooremioo at Bu.-avilrille, on the 18 h of tbs
present month, rrcou m od the orgmitition of eono'y
guard* to be placed iu tbe eerviee of and psid by tie
Confederate Htaus Government, pledge resittauce to al!
Federal and State Uses for th* prose, mion ot tb< war < n
the part of the United State*, and ap, o ot K A't lfcK ,
Jfno. C Br.okinrtdge, Humphrey Mtr-bill, Geo. W. £*•
Ire, H. W. Brnoe. George P. Hodge, Win. Pieetoo, G o.
W. Johnson. Bitn'oa Unnow aud P. B. Tncmpeou, tn
etrry out tbo rest !n ions
* W* Must that thia U Ike commence™’nt of a move,
meat which will alilmstely arou-e the peopl - ot K- mucky
to vigorous and rffvo ire action, aud came th m toplao*
tbe Stale under the Government of tbo Goaf, dent#
State*. She stood oT ton long, and oonfl led too imp'io
itly in the faith of btr Union leadet* and the W*A og
ton osnrpatlon. Had she acted promptly, as Tennessee
did, when tbe bloody and brutal prorltu a dun of war
was sonouooed by Hr. Lincoln, do p.rt of ber .oil
would now be prosssd by the polluting foot of the North
ern vandal*. She can do much to recover the jr^n<J
legt b; delay, If she will but set prvupi* srd d ci-ire
ly. We arc confident tnat tbo people of Southern Ken
tucky Intend to do their whole duty, and to do it well —
We pray God that tbe entire pec pie of the noble and
chivalrous old Com moo wealth will yet unite and makes
determined bafls for Independence with tbe Southern
sletorhood. Kentucky most be asved Torn the tocst de
grading of all fate*, submission to tbe Ignominious d< m
ination of *n l-slavery fanaticism. Let lb* fool work
be done, speedily and surely.
A Spoissytos ioa Cotto* Plasti** — An < itvIVut
practical riggretiou ha* been made, which we would eon
mend to the consideration of South* ra planter*. P. is
that in tbe event tbe blockade is not broken before tbs
coming spring, the planter* absJl not p!*ot a single cot
ton seed, bat employ tbeir entire labor and land in tam
ing provisions sad e.tile, and tp’m.iag, weaving, A —
Tt e accumulation of two crop* of Colton in the Sou- been
States, will reduot the price of cotton to live crtitf, and
will grire the msnufsetorer oo-.h an advantage (u etcokl
a* ar il paralyse the market for many years.
Kscarc or Ptisoxiia —We lesrn that four of the Yan
kee prisoner* eveeped from ihrsm* at the F» i Gioamis, *
on Saturday evening. At the list accent to they had not
beenviCiptnred. They will hardly venture to avail tht-a-.
mselv.s of public conveyance, I n: will take to the bt
vty* and bu-beJ Ou- cuontry Iriend* tnuil* U.tref re,
k.rp a bright lockout for the tetmps - Rahiyk Rtgu(u.
We laara that tbe rifle gun neatly carried to Kvare
port from Sivaonab, Ga., bthg one of iheae which was
brought over In tbe Bermuda, being mounted and tiled, ,
actually aent a ball loor mile* Into Maryland, a distance
of Aill m'j miles Tbe gentleman acro.-s tbe river near
wboee dvelbrg It f*M has pAtcly r*qu at- d ocr moo to
“priat itM soom otbsr way acst time.—Rt*br4». *

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