New slave trade.
A gentleman direct from Alexandria, Va.
, where the Yankees
have possession, informs us that two vessels left that port one day last week loaded with slaves stolen from the loyal citizens of Virginia
, and doubtless bound for St. Croix, or some other West India
A vessel recently sailed from the York river
, where she arrived a few days previous with West India
fruits, and by the cunning and duplicity of the Yankee
skipper and his crew, many slaves in the neighborhood were induced to go on board.
As soon as a load of these deluded creatures was obtained, the vessel drifted off, and setting all said, despite the tears and entreaties of the negroes, who too late discovered the trap in which they were caught, bore them off, as prizes no doubt to Yankee cupidity and love of gain.
If anybody believes that none of these slaves will be re-sold into bondage, he has more faith in their professed liberators than their past history and recent actions justify.