for the crime of others.
That men sympathizing with the Union cause were daily leaving Richmond for Baltimore was known to all, but how they gained intelligence of the contemplated movement of Jackson is the mystery.
Brig-Gen. Wise is to command on Roanoke Island.
It is not far from Princess Ann County, where his place of residence is. If they give him men enough, say half as many as the enemy, he will defend it.
Dearth of news.
Butter is 50 cts. per pound, bacon 25 cts., beef has risen from 13 cts. to 30 cts., wood is selling for $8 per cord, but flour is abundant, and cheap enough to keep us from starving.
The President is rarely seen in the streets now, and it is complained that he is not so accessible as formerly in his office.
I do not know what foundation there is for these reports, and see no reason to credit them.
I know he rides out in the afternoon, if the weather be fair, after the
ny men as Burnside, and cannot spare any. He thinks North Carolina, herself, will be able to expel the Federals, who probably meditate only a marauding expedition.
And he supposes Bragg's splendid victory (what did he suppose the next day?) may arrest the inroads of the enemy everywhere for a season.
At this moment I do not believe we have 200,000 men in the field against 800,000!
But what of that, after seeing Lee beat 150,000 with only 20,000 in action!
True, it was an ambuscade.
The Northern papers say the Federals have taken Vicksburg; but we are incredulous.
Yet we have no reliable intelligence from thence; and it may be so. It would be a terrible blow, involving, for a time, perhaps, the loss of the Mississippi River.
But we have cheering news from Galveston, Texas.
Several of our improvised gun-boats attacked the enemy's war vessels in the harbor, and after a sanguinary contest, hand to hand, our men captured the Harriet Lane, a fine United States shi
placed in the army.
To-day I bought a barrel of good potatoes (Irish) for $25, and one of superior quality and size for $30. This is providing for an anticipated season of famine.
Gen. Morgan received the congratulations of a vast multitude to-day.
One woman kissed his hand.
Gov. Smith advertises a reception to-night.
Yesterday a committee was appointed to investigate the report that a certain member of Congress obtained passports for several absconding Jews, for a bribe.
Cold and clear.
Gen. Longstreet has preferred charges against Major-Gen. McLaws and another general of his command, and also asks to be relieved, unless he has an independent command, as Gen. Johnston's headquarters are too far off, etc. The Secretary is willing to relieve him, but the President intimates that a successor ought to be designated first.
Beef was held at $2.50 per pound in market to-day-and I got none; but I bought 25 pounds of rice at 40 cts., which, with the meal an
rizona, Lower California and in Mexico, is the same man who invited the Indians to a council in 1861, to receive presents, whisky, etc., and then ordered them, men, women, and children, to be slaughtered. Even Mr. Randolph revolted at such conduct.
But now the government must employ him.
The rotund Mr. Hunter is rolling about actively to-day, hunting for more news.
His cheeks, though fat, are flat and emaciatedfor he sees affairs in a desperate condition, and he has much to lose.
Bright, clear, and cold.
It is said the government depot at Charlotte, N. C., has been burned (accidentally), consuming a large amount of corn.
We have nothing further of the movement of Grant's troops.
We have Hood's acknowledgment of defeat, and loss of 50 guns before Nashville.
The papers contain the proceedings of a meeting in Savannah, over which the Mayor presided, embracing the terms of submission offered in President Lincoln's message.
They have sent North for p