The Eastern shore.
Another party of refugees, nine in number, from Accomac county, arrived in this city a day or two since.
The manner of their escape from the tyranny of Lincolnism is peculiar, as well as bold and hazardous.
All the boats on the shore having been taken by the enemy, our adventurers made themselves a ‘"digest,"’ of a large log, and with this primitive vessel in the darkness of the night, crossed the day, and reached the main land in safety.
There is still a strong secession feeling in Accomac and Northampton counties
, though and kept down by the presence of Federal troops.
The farce of an election was held there on the 25th of January, to fill civil offices, made vacant ‘"by a late proclamation of Gov. Frances H. Pierpont
,"’ and we are informed that the Drummondtown presence, which heretofore polled 200 votes, or this occasion polled only 25; thus showing next the people are not yet sufficiently subjugated to lend themselves to the dirty work of the bogus Government, backed up as it is by abolitionism.
We have seen an address to the voters, by one Gillet F. Watson
, who modestly says that at the request of a large number of friends, ‘"he has very reluctantly consented"’ to become a candidate for their suffrages for the position of State Senator
The document possesses neither importance nor interest, its prominent characteristic being a servile fawning at the foot-stool of the Federal
We have not heard whether he succeeded in his aspiratiects or not. The only civil office not vacated by the proclamation of ‘"Governor"’ Pierpont
, as that of Judge
of the Eastern District, which, we are informed, is still held by Judge Pitts
There are now here some two hundred of the regiment organized on the Eastern Shore previous to its occupation by the enemy.
We hope some arrangement will be effected by the War Department, through which these men, who are anxious to fight for their country, may be enabled to preserve their organization.