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The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Letter from George N. Saunders to Louis Kossuth. (search)
s to the invader. Thus the grand idea of the Northwestern demagogue, that he would cut his way down the Mississippi in his "floating scow," has become a mere poetical figure by the practical lesson given yesterday to the Lincoln gunboats at Columbus. As you have probably seen none but the Northern accounts of our difficulties I have gone back, in order that you may have some idea of the Southern thought from the beginning of the revolution. The Southern crops have never been so good. Wheat, rye, barley, and oats have been produced in such abundance as to induce the belief that a benign Providence has especially smiled upon us.--Twice the usual amount of Indian corn and garden vegetables were planted, and yet the season was so propitious that is in thought that the cotton and sugar crops will be quite equal to last years field. In the raising of horses, cattle, sheep, and dogs, the South can always excel the North. In breadstuffs and provisions of all kinds, except hog meat,