The faithful sons of Kentucky.
--We have announced the arrival in Virginia
of these faithful sons of Kentucky
, Hon. Mr. Breckinridge
, and others, who have left their homes, now over run by Yankees, to uphold the banner of Southern independence.
It is humiliating to think that any part of Kentucky
should be desecrated by the footsteps of invaders — and such invaders!
but, most of all, that Lexington
, the home of Henry Clay
, the garden spot of the State
, the seat of its greatest intelligence, refinement and wealth, should be in the possession of Lincoln
's armed menials.
No wonder that her best citizens have left her for the Southern
army and for a more genial clime.
Even the clergy who are true to the South
can no longer breathe that once pure and inspiring atmosphere.
Among other departures, we hear that Rev. Dr. Morrison
of the Episcopal Church of that city, has left his distinguished and influential position, and returned to his native Virginia
If a man of such lofty virtues and signal abilities feels compelled to come out from among them, we want no better proof of the sad degeneracy and disloyalty to which the central city of Kentucky