the following, which he represents to be a true statement of the affair: The negroes commenced parading the streets on Sunday night. They were armed with pistols, knives and clubs, and marched to the beating of drums.
They kept up this demonstration until Christmas morning.
On Christmas day they insulted a number of white persons in various ways.
They halted in front of several houses, uttering threats at the inmates, shouting at and cursing the inhabitants generally, and brandishing their knives and pistols.
Finally these disgraceful scenes culminated in an attack upon a white man who was passing along the street.
A general fight soon after ensued between the whites and blacks, which resulted in the killing of several persons, and among them a Mr. Mitchell, who belonged to the Second United States regiment of District of Columbia volunteers.
Our informant states further that the white persons engaged in the riot were entirely of the class known as "loyal."--Baltimore Gazette.
Labor here is from twenty-five to fifty cents per day; they board themselves, and only get pay for the days they work.
I have secured a section of land for you, and will hold to it until I hear from you.
Many of our old acquaintances are here; among them, George Young: he is perfectly delighted; is going to farming immediately.
I see Frank Gordon has returned.
Where are you living now?
My mother writes that Maury Boswell has returned.
Tom is with me, and doing well.
Colonel Frank Mitchell is up about San Luis Potosi; has rented a large hacienda, and is planting cotton largely.
But that is no such country as this.
Slayback and General Price are here; in all, about one hundred Confederates, who intend settling.
Dr.Terry is here, Dick Collins, Charley Jones, Bill Fell.
A great many, who have become discouraged, out of money and away from their loved ones, have returned.
Many come back.
Tobacco can be made very profitable here.
It grows as well here, General Price