Union sentiment in the seceded States.
We conversed on Saturday with an intelligent Richmond
gentleman, who has just returned from a six weeks trip through the seceded States.
He visited Charleston, S. Carolina
, and Macon, Georgia
and Mobile, Alabama
, and New Orleans.
He informs us that, after the most diligent investigation, on the cars, at the hotels, and among men of all classes and conditions, he did not meet a single Union man during his absence.
He asked the porters at the hotels where he stopped, if they could, by any possibility, inform him where he could find a Union man, but the rarity was nowhere to be found.
The subject of reconstruction when he mentioned it, was met with a universal hoot of ridicule and scorn.
They wanted to know what they should come back and put themselves again under an abolition majority for?
In regard to Virginia
, our informant adds, that whilst there was a profound feeling of regret for her position, there was every where manifested the deepest love and affection for her people.