.--A new spy system has been discovered and broken up at Washington
It appears that letters have been, nearly every day, collected and carried down the Potomac
, to a point some thirty miles from the Capital
, whence they have been sent off in small ferry boats, and so forwarded to Jeff. Davis
The Government has also detected the presence of a lot of female spies at Washington
, in the pay of Beauregard
This latter is certainly a most dangerous class of public enemies, and one that ought to be rigorously suppressed.
“A thing of beauty” is by
no means “a joy forever,” when it undertakes to do the dirty work of a very dirty rebellion.
When lovely woman stoops to folly,
And strives her country to betray,
It is not a proceeding jolly,
However Southern rebels pay.
Because, if lovely woman's taken
In such a base and shameful sin,
Her chance is slim to save her bacon,
And very slim to get her tin.
--Boston Sat. Evening Express, June 29.