The martyr's wife.
--A correspondent of a Southern journal writes as follows:
"We called to see Mrs. Jackson
, the widow of the martyr and hero who killed Col. Ellsworth
, of the Zouave
regiment, for entering his house in Alexandria
and pulling down the Confederate
flag which proudly floated from its dome.
She now resides at Fairfax Court-House.
Our visit was received in the spirit which dictated it. She very kindly and cordially offered us her house and attention in case of sickness.
She has three sweet and interesting children, all girls, aged from seven to thirteen.
She is now engaged in ministering to the wants and comforts of the poor sick soldier, having several patients under her hospitable roof, and receiving her kind and cordial attention.
The fund which a generous South and her public spirited citizens have contributed for her relief, comfort and support, has been most worthily bestowed.
Her three daughters have yet to be educated.
A small contribution from each will never be missed; the aggregate would confer immense blessings.
Think of it, sympathizing friends, who have not contributed, and support your sympathy with an actual contribution.
It will never give you a pain on your death-bed."