[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]
Gen. McClellan's and nephew-- remarkable
liberality — free Market — things about Mobile.
A few days since Mr. English
, sister of Gen. McClellan
, the Yankee Commander-in-Chief
, was in this city, and of course attracted some attention.
Her husband is a wealthy planter, and lives just above this on the Alabama river
, the General
's nephew, has gone up to Corinth
to fight for the South
He seems to desire nothing so much as to most in house, a combat his distinguished kinsman.
By the way, Abe' Lincoln
's wife has two sisters living not far from McClellan
's sister, on this same beautiful river.
How strange that the Lincolnites should insist on bringing "fire and the sword" against these so near to them by the line of blood.
I venture the assertion that no city in the Confederacy
has evinced greater literality signs this war has been upon us than Mobile Everybody belongs to some society whose object is to believe the poor families of the volunteers, or in some other way to aid the great cause.
The men lay down their thousands while the poor give hundreds out of their earnings.
Five thousand dollars a month
in given to keeping up the free market, and this is but one of the items.
Thousands here are thrown out of employment, and are cared by those in better circumstances.
I dare not write you all that would be of interest to regard to the situation of things here.
Suffice it to say, that forces are pouring in from the interior and that the enemy has disappeared.
will be held at all hazard and to the last extremity, and if the enemy ever name in possession of it it will be through "much tribulation" *