From the North.
Gentlemen who left Baltimore
on Tuesday last give us some encouraging information respecting the state of affairs, showing that the cause of abolitionism is now struggling under a weight of difficulties which bid fair to crush it to the earth.
's call upon Maryland
for her quota of the new of 300,000 troops has stirred up a most intense excitement, and as it is considered impossible to raise it without resort to a draft, the young men of Baltimore
are leaving by every opportunity.
Vague rumors of an advance of the Confederate forces into Maryland
are in circulation, and thousands impatiently await an event that shall open the way for them to rally under the flag of the South
In spite of the vigilance of Lincoln
's detectives, some preparations have been secretly made by a band of true men, and the progress of the Southern
armies is watched with sleepless In truth, Lincolnism is in an embarrassed situation in Maryland
as regards the new levy, because if a draft should be proposed there is a nervous apprehension that it would not be safe to trust arms in the hands of men who cannot be relied upon to fight for the ‘ "old flag."’ The war tax is another Pandora
's box, from which all manner of ills seem likely to issue.
Notwithstanding the constant efforts of the Northern
journals to conciliate public sentiment, there is much growling and grumbling in every class of community.
The currency, as our readers have already been apprised, is in a state of the almost confusion — specie search and held at a high premium; and this fact contributes not a little to the discontent among a people who are now beginning to realize some of the evils of war. Yet while these whisperings are heard, the abolition element at the North
continues as active as ever, and efforts of the most gigantic nature are being made to carry the strife to a point even of extermination.
One of the gentlemen with whom we have had an interview was on board the Bermuda
at the time of her capture, carried to Philadelphia
, and paroled, and finally released unconditionally.
is still in the hands of the enemy, and whatever representations have been made to the British Government
concerning her have not yet met with any definite response.
The exploits of Col. John Morgan
have occasioned a decided sensation at the North
Still, they do not seem to infuse that spirit of active determination in the public mind which would have been apparent a year ago, but rather to depress and discourage the masses, who are looked to in this particular emergency to come up to the work of ‘"saving the Union
. "’ Indeed, so far as we have been able to learn, there is little or no hope of re- uniting the dissevered family, and the desperate expedient of conquest is now the resort of the majority, who propose by this means to pay the enormous expenses incurred, and satiate their vengeance in the extermination of a race whose valor has proved more than a match for all their superior advantages in men and munitions.