The women of the South.
--The editor of the Vicksburg Miss
has recently been for a few moments, a happy man. He has had the pleasure of talking to a woman:
"On last Saturday we had the pleasure of sitting by the side of one of our city's noblest girls, from Vicksburg
, as far as Clinton
She is the wife of one of our oldest and best friends, Ed. Richeson
and she is the daughter of one of our most useful citizens, B. J. Butler
She had just returned from Kentucky
, and she gave us a glowing narrative of her adventures in running the blockade in attempting to return to her own loved Mississippi
We wish we had the power to remember the glowing account she gave of all she saw. We wish that we could daguerreotype her flashing glances and the eloquent words she uttered when speaking of the South
and of her love for it, and of her feelings when, far away from home she heard that home slandered and her friends and kindred defamed.
She is but a type of our women.
All, all are inspired with a glorious and unconquerable enthusiasm that shames the valor of man.--The mothers of our Revolution, which freed us from British domination, have daughters in the South
who are worthy to Fuhrers their fame and glory.
They will bequeath it to their posterity.
Huzzah for the women of the South
We never can forget one expression of this lady.
She said, when she reached the Confederate States
she felt so glad and so happy that she could have kissed the very soil that was the home and heritage of freemen.
With such glorious girls, with such noble matrons to animate and to inspire us, who dare to dread the future, of who so great a villain as to be a coward!
The blessings of heaven and the smiles of heroic woman beckon us on to dare and to conquer.--There is no alternative but victory or death!
He will be victorious!