, September 8
.--Yesterday being Sunday, the usual variety of rumors were afloat.
Those which gained most credence were the following: That Generals Jackson
had crossed the Potomac
at Edward's Ferry, and were at the Relay House
on Friday morning last.
There may be some truth in this rumor, as the account published in another column from a Yankee journal shows that the greatest panic prevailed in the Yankee
capital; and old Abraham doubtless has his Scotch cap at hand, ready to make his exit.
If Generals Jackson
have really reached the Relay House
, all communication between Washington
and the West
is thereby entirely cut off.
The reported blowing up of the Long Bridge
is now generally believed.
A lady who came through to this city from near Washington
states that she was an eyewitness to the affair.
The enemy, before evacuating Acquia Creek
, destroyed a large amount of stores and provisions.
Later intelligence gives us the gratifying assurance that General Jackson
has entered Maryland
by the route above indicated, and is now on a tour to the most important and inviting point between Baltimore
It is now useless to speculate upon probabilities.
The war has assumed a new phase, and our citizens must expect hereafter to hear news that will startle amidst both good and bad report.
The tables have been turned, and the confederate army is now an army of invasion.