From the Rappahannock.
[from our own Reporter.]
"A divided North shall yet drink the bitter cup they have so madly held to Southern lips." Thus said a brave Confederate woman to a Yankee officer, who, during the occupation, had furnished her with Yankee papers reporting Northern peace meetings and protests against Vallandigham
It will come to this if words ever express sincere convictions and bear fruit in "authentic deeds." I came here on Monday, before the Yankees
had got beyond the border of the county, and while the hoof-prints of their villainous troopers were fresh upon the road.
A gentleman from King George informed me on Tuesday that the resolutions of the Peace Convention had
borne fruit in riots and bloodshed in New York city.
I trust it is true.
A late paper so reports it. Providence
, perhaps, having published our pride by correcting us in the most humiliating manner, by means of Yankee outrage and insult, intends now to visit vengeance upon our dastard foe by permitting civil war among themselves; so that, as once among the enemies of Israel, "every one shall help to destroy another." For their crimes, "the battle is no longer ours, but God's."
So far our army has not "made
war." The London Daily News,
after pronouncing Hooker
's campaign another "Federal failure," adds, "But, although General Lee
announces a great victory, he does not announce that he has pursued a flying enemy, or that he holds a foot of ground more than he did when Hooker
began to move." Our policy has always been to pause after repulsing attack.
's flying corps was not pursued after midnight on that memorable Monday, when all of them might have been driven and drowned in the Rappahannock
It may be that as soon as Lee
shall have swept Hooker
and his host from the soil of Virginia
, a mad and merciless internecine war shall burst forth with overwhelming fury among the authors, instigators, and actors in the cruel crusade against us.
I hold my pen to send you a letter from one who resided in Stafford
during the whole of the Yankee
[The letter alluded to will be published tomorrow.--Ed.]