--A late number of the Philadelphia Bulletin, which has by accident fallen into our hands, alludes sneeringly to the message sent by President Davis
to Abraham Lincoln
relative to the crew of the privateer Savannah
urges the hanging of the Captain
, as well as officers in arms, spies, and persons of prominent position who may be caught, and then says: ‘"If Mr. Davis
wishes to retaliate, let him."’ A perusal of this paragraph may cause a little nervous agitation among a good many persons of ‘"prominent position"’ who are now in the military prisons of Richmond
knows very well that President Davis
is a man of his word; he knows that if hemp is used upon any Southern man or men now imprisoned at Washington
or elsewhere at the North
, the retaliation will be fearful.
thinks proper to follow the suggestions of his newspaper advisers, let him do so.