During the troubles at Harper's Ferry
, the New York Tribunes
published letters purporting to be from one of its correspondents in Jefferson county
It is scarcely necessary to say that the correspondent was a myth, and his letters written in the Tribunes
The depraved concern is pursuing the same course in South Carolina
It publishes letters from a man in Charleston
, evidently written in New York, and a letter from Augusta, Ga.
, manufactured in the same way. This letter-writer luxuriates with the joy of a demon in the imaginary terrors of Southern households.
The time he writes, however, he ought not to the negroes as wishing their friends "a happy Christmas
," that being a phrase peculiar to New England
, and never employed in the South
This little oversight has the Georgia