our men find it necessary to keep well under cover unless they are anxious to be made targets of. The enemy still present a strong front on the South bank of the Rapidan, and the river being very low makes guarding it a task of trying difficulty.
Intercepted Correspondence — effect of the withdrawal of Mr. Mason from London — the emigration from Ireland to. The United States.--the feeling in France towards the Confederacy.
The Northern papers publish the following letter from Mr. Ed. de Leon to Secretary Benjamin.
It was captured on the Ella and Annie, a blockade running steamer; which was intercepted on her way from Nassau to Wilmington.
They say that there are a great many more letters, which have been sent to Washington, and which will be published as soon as Lincoln is through with them:
Paris, September 10, 1863. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, Richmond, Confederate States America: [No. 10.] Sir
"Your dispatch No. 3, 15th August last, was deli