[Correspondence of the Richmond Daily Dispatch.]
the feeling in the State--refugees — Federal Barbarism — a generous example, &c.
Gallatin, Tennessee Sept. 26, 1861.
We are in a high state of excitement here in consequence of Kentucky's folly, (neutrality,) whereby our and her troops have already met in battle; and because of the outrages perpetrated by Lincoln and his disciples on innocent men and women, even children, causing them to leave by hundreds in any sort of conveyance they may obtain.
Many pass here every day. They represent portions of Kentucky whence they come in the same fix that poor Maryland is. We have more Kentuckians in our midst than I have ever seen here before.
Some of them join our companies, and are anxious to meet even Kentuckians in the battle-field.
You, perhaps, have no idea how desperately the Southern rights Kentuckians hate the Kentucky Lincolnites.
I have it from a most reliable gentleman who had to leave because of his South
cotton is about to be made from a Southern seaport to England.
Is not this playing our best trump card into the hand of Lincoln, who will not wink at England getting her supply of cotton from us (apparently by stealth, but more probably by agreemened."
If this is really the policy of the country, when and by whom was it settled?
It is certainly the policy of Mr. Lincoln, but now is it our policy?
He sees very clearly that unless we sell, we cannot buy. That, with an army of 200,000 or eir daily bread — bringing upon them the horrors of famine and revolution.
Is this not true?
Is not this the policy of Lincoln, and the legitimate tendency of that policy?
Spain must be refused, too, though she generously protects our flag inme forty miles. Our Maryland friends need not be afraid hereafter, in crossing the river, of the Pawnee, or any other of Lincoln's ships.
Unless there be an army of occupation all along the shore, there will be free communication between Maryland a