The spirit in Texas--the crops, &c.
A correspondent of the Richmond Enquirer
from Long Point, Washington county, Texas
, says that the war spirit is rife through that gallant State, and that in the event of an invasion by Federal forces, fifty thousand Texans would be under arms and on the march in less than twenty-four hours. He says the Texas
boys would willingly pay the expenses of Billy Wilson
and his cut-throats, if they would pay them a visit.
It is the universa opinion in Texas
that not one hundred thousand Federal troops could march through that State.
The writer adds that this is the greatest crop year known in Texas
for many years.--The wheat crop is all secured and manufactured into flour, and enough of it to feed the Confederate Army for three years can now be bought in Texas
at $2 one hundred pounds. The corn crop is one of the most immense ever known in Texas
Grass is knee high all over the prairies, and cattle and horses very fat. Beef is worth two cents per pound, good Texas
bacon eight cents. They make their own sugar and their own molasses and salt.