A class of women but little better.
There is a class of women, mostly unmarried, in the community who are but little better than the depraved class already spoken of. Perhaps they are not so good, since they hide their vile ambition and viler deeds under a mask of hypocrisy.
These are of the bon ton, the upper ten, the aristocracy of different grades, from the very highest down to what is known in society as the codfish aristocracy.
While they do not openly harbor guerrillas or associate with them, they do all they can privately to give them aid and comfort.
Such a class are very courteous to Federal officers, and I should not be at all surprised if some of them played the part with Uncle Sam's chivalric children that Delilah did with Samson
The women I speak of now are the F. F.'s. They entertain the vandals sumptuously, but from selfish motives.
They have sense enough to know that a very little ink blackens a good deal of water — that a very little kindness and held-out attractions have a wonderful effect in making one lenient toward their enemies.
This is enough said on this subject to see a great ways through it if you will.