A Yankee letter.
--The Nashville Union
publishes the following letter written by a girl of Havana, Illinois
, to her brother in the army of the Cumberland.
Although the orthography is bad, the letter contains some real common sense views.
dubs the girl a real "copperhead" for writing to her brother in a strain calculated to make him desert.
We expect the Yankees
have a sufficient incentive to desert without encouragement from home.
All they want is an opportunity;
Dear brother it is nothing strange to see a soldier now a days up here they are thick as in a bed One fellow by the name of hob choirs who was Colonel
came home a few days ago and some one asked him what he came home for "Why says he I thought I would come up to this end of the regiment" good for him the people are down on the Proclamation and a grant many of the people say kill Old Abe and blow the Cabinet
to the devil Some of the men say they wont go to war while the Abolitionist say they shall go I suppose you have heard that the Proscription act
has passed that is to force every man into Arms I hope and pray to God if they undertake that that the last Abolitionists in the world may be sent to that land prepared for the Devil and his Imps then I think the Sun
would Shine Once more on a happy Nation The Golden Circles are as thick as hope here
and I do not feel very much afraid of Old Abes proscription act as they are in favor of peace by every man staying at Home and minding his own business if the Democrats had of done that in the first place Old Abe and his Abolitionist Crew would had to nock under as Robert is ready to go to the Office
you must be a good boy and do the best you can from your Stater.