The spirit of the rebels.--The subjoined intercepted letter from James Blackburn
to his wife has been sent to us by Gen. Nelson
with a request that it shall be published.
In complying with the request we omit portions of the letter which are strictly of a private nature, and publish only such parts as exhibit a fiendish hatred toward men in Kentucky
who have only offended in remaining loyal to their country and State.
was a schoolmate of the editor, and our personal relations were friendly.
He is a son of Edward Blackburn
of Woodford County
, and a brother-in-law of Thompson Flournoy
, of Arkansas
, in which State he has himself resided for several years.
We have no doubt that the devilish and murderous spirit exhibited by the latter are shared by most of the renegades who have lifted their traitor hands against their native State, and all hesitating Union men may see from it what they have to expect if they shall ever be placed at the mercy of such men our quondam acquaintance:
--Maysville Eagle, Nov.