The spirit of the South.
--While the guns of the enemy are booming within a few miles of Richmond
, and a gallant army stands like a "Stonewall
," ready contest has advance; while immense preparation are progressing for an attack upon the large seaboard cities, and the inhabitants are silently a waiting, confident in the strength of our arms and the justice of our cause; it has been reserved for Mississippi
, the young "Volunteer State" of this war, to give practical illustration to the spirit of the South
, her largest and most populous city, has been almost completely deserted by its patriotic citizens and already the bombardment of its houses has been commenced. "Mississippians" proudly responded the faithful Aussy
, to the lent demand of the foe, "don't know, and refuse earn, how to surrender to an enemy!"--This bold statement, so worthy of the Southern, will win for the State
of its author a historic turn that can never die, while the This resolution are read and remembered.