A letter-writer in Southern Delaware
says:--“It is said that Delaware
lost one-fifth of her white population in cementing the Union
, and will, if need be, sacrifice as many again to preserve it. The blacks here give us more trouble than any thing else.
It is said they will massacre the whites.
I can hardly believe it, but there are some strong indications that way. In the western part of this ( ‘ Hundred ’ ) township, the negroes have had two or three ‘buryings’ within a few days of each other, and as the white population in this vicinity could not discover that any darkies were missing, they thought something must be wrong, and on opening the newly-made graves, the coffins were all right, but instead of a dead darkey, we found them filled to the brim with muskets and ammunition.” --N. Y. Times, May 12