writes from Paris
to the New York Irish News as follows:
You are right in sympathizing with the South
The South has not thrown off the shackles of the Union
one hour too soon.
She has not been the aggressor, but has suffered much and long from the greedy, commercial, altogether British commercial, and industrial system forced upon her by the North
Her cause is a just cause; her institutions are safe, and sound, and beneficent; and I am happy to say that the Irish citizens of the Southern States
are standing loyally with their adopted country.
The Irish companies of South Carolina militia have distinguished themselves by their zeal in volunteering upon any service.--In the regular army of South Carolina
, a very near relative of your correspondent has the honor to hold a commission as an officer of artillery.
Another very near relative belongs to the First Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, and may be at this moment in Washington
, or thereabouts.
There is no better cause — no more honorable service; and I think it highly desirable that young Irishmen should learn the art of war somewhere,
seeing it is a transportable offence to learn it at home.