A citizen of Richmond
, who has recently visited several of the seceded States, writes is follows, in a letter from Montgomery, Alabama
"I see no difference of sentiment between the people of South Carolina
and the people of this state, and of Georgia
They are all agreed as to their future course and policy, and that is to have Southern Confederacy, with Virginia
with them if she will come, but if not, they mean to do without her. She is mightily loved in these States.--Probably there never was a State, since the creation of the world, that was so loved and venerated as Virginia
is, by the people of these Southern states.
Indeed, by education, in morals and religion, as well as very largely, by consanguinity, they are Virginians
The truth is. Virginia
is looked to more than all the other border States out together, and the people here are really mortified at the direction public matters have taken with you. I cannot be mistaken in this view.--There is evident mortification at Virginia
But she is still loved!
and while she may yet safely do it, let her but vindicate her honor, and incient renown, and all will be well.
Are you going to take up the Black Republican
yoke and follow Lincoln
if not, pass your ordinance before the 4th of March.
"This is a beautiful little city, and has quite a business air about it. The hotels are jammed and crammed, and people seem really cheerful and happy.
You may see every now and then, a Colonel or Captain
, or somebody else in regimentals, and not unfrequently a body of well-trained troops.
What does all this mean?
It don't look like the revolution was going backwards.
‘"The Congress met to-day at 10 o'clock. I had a seat in the Hall
, and had a good opportunity to witness the debate of an hour, (before going into secret session,) which sprung up between Mr. Toombs
and the South Carolina
delegates, on the subject of the tariff.
You will see the report of it in the papers of this place, and I will send you one of them."’