n failed him. Letters from all quarters denounce the Commissary-General and his agents.
Last night, the weather being very pleasant, the President's house was pretty well filled with gentlemen and ladies.
I cannot imagine how they continue to dress so magnificently, unless it be their old finery, which looks well amid the general aspect of shabby mendicity.
But the statures of the men, and the beauty and grace of the ladies, surpass any I have seen elsewhere, in America or Europe.
There is high character in almost every face, and fixed resolve in every eye.
The President was very courteous, saying to each, I am glad to meet you here to-night.
He questioned me so much in regard to my health, that I told him I was not very well; and if his lady (to whom he introduced us all) had not been so close (at his elbow), I might have assigned the cause.
When we parted, he said, We have met before.
Mrs. Davis was in black — for her father.
And many of the ladies were in
Mr. J. E. Murral, Mobile, Ala., writes Judge Campbell that a party there has authority from the United States authorities to trade anything but arms and ammunition for cotton.
Gen. Winder being directed to send Mr. Hirsh, a rich Jew, to the conscript camp, says he gave him a passport to leave the Confederate States some days ago, on the order of Judge Campbell, A. S. W. Col. Northrop says supplies of meat have failed.
There was firing yesterday near Georgetown, S. C., the nature and result of which is not yet known.
Yesterday the Senate passed a bill allowing increased pay to civil officers in the departments; but Senator Brown, of Miss., proposed a proviso, which was adopted, allowing the increased compensation only to those who are not liable to perform military duty, and unable to bear arms.
The auctions are crowded — the people seeming anxious to get rid of their money by paying the most extravagant prices for all articles exposed for s