--The Vicksburg Whig
of the 10th instant, after alluding to the full of Memphis
and all other towns on the river, says:
Our city must, therefore, we think, soon fall into the hands of the enemy, and consequently it behooves the people to calmly contemplate the realities around them.
Civil, political and individual liberty will not only be destroyed, but all traces of freedom obliterated.
Conquest, booty, revenge, and destruction of our institutions, are the motives which animate the miserable hordes which are now closing in around us.
The Vicksburg Citizen,
of the 12th, however, says:
"Our preparations to meet the enemy are now assuming such a character that we feel perfectly easy of our ability to defeat the Yankee
fleet now approaching this city from above."
The Federal fleet below Vicksburg
pulled up anchor on the morning of the 10th and started down the river.
‘"We have thus,"’ says the Citizen,
‘ "got rid of one great nuisance just in time to prepare for another, coming from an opposite direction."’