. E. F. Jones, made a reconnoissance from Ship Island, to Mississippi City, La., where they were attacked by a body of rebel cavalry, and compelled to retreat to their boats.--(Doc. 80.)
The Memphis Argus of this date has the following: Major-Gen. Bragg's General Order No. 2, transferred to our columns from the Jackson Whig of yesterday, announces that martial law is to be established in Memphis.
The establishment of martial law seems to be a favorite movement of Gen. Bragg's, and, howeverGen. Bragg's, and, however much the people may dislike its provisions, or fail to discover the necessity for their enforcement, it is the duty of all good citizens to bear the inconveniences they entail.
Soldiers from the army, as we understand, are to be detailed for the purpose, and we trust a provost — marshal will be drawn from the same source.
Martial law is virtually subjecting the people to the will of one man, who can exercise his powers arbitrarily or with moderation.
It is not every citizen unacquainted with