For the past few days our city has been the theatre of rumors of every grade and character, many of which have no other foundation than perverted imagination.
Some of three rumors relate to the movements of our troops.
to the alleged evacuation of important positions, to the advance of the enemy, to the premoral of the Confederate Capitol
, and a thousand other things, which would require a full column to enumerate.
We are sorry to say that these rumors and too ready a rising place in the public mind, and produce a state of feeling altogether unwarranted by any faces in our possession.
We should be careful to believe nothing that is not supported by incontestable evidences of train, and should disregard everything which ‘"they say"’ puts in at this time.
Connected with this disposition to circulate unfounded stories, is a most unjust and spirit of criticism.
It is hardly necessary for us to administer a rebuke to this spirit of fault finding.
Those who insure in it, will, sooner or later, learn to regret many of the expressions to which a want of proper reflection prompts them to give utterance.