--"A young soldier," who has experienced the kindness of the ladies when the wasting hand of disease was laid upon him, sends to this paper a highly complimentary article, detailing the extraordinary exertions made by them throughout the South
, in behalf of the troops, since the beginning of the war. In the course of his tribute the writer says: ‘"Our mothers, like true Spartan matrons, bid their sons go and free our country, or die in the attempt.
Devoted sisters wear smiles upon their faces as they impress the last kiss upon the lips of the soldier brother; wives deem it a privilege to offer their husbands upon the altar of our country; and on maiden cheeks the mantling tinge of patriotic emotion glows, in bidding farewell to their betrothed, called forth to strike a blow in their defence." ’
True, the ladies of the South
have done and are doing much to cheer and comfort those who have gone forth to fight for their native land.
We endorse all that the writer says in their praise.