How the Yankees are to be Bankrupted.
--A correspondent of the Yorkville Enquirer
calculates that the siege of Charleston
will prove an unprofitable business to the Yankee
He demonstrates how the Yankees
are ruining themselves and not hurting us much with the following statement of figures:
I have been ciphering a little in regard to operations in Charleston harbor
, and have come to the conclusion that if we have the right kind of bomb-proofs in Sumter
, that this is the very place where we shall break Abe's back bone, ( I mean his credit.) Here are my figures: One thousand shots per day--300 pounds of iron to the shot and 30 of powder; iron at 10 cents per lb., powder at 50 cents--making for one shot a cost of $45. The sledge has been progressing 120 days at a cost of $5,425,000. In this calculation I have said nothing of the enormous expense required to keep up and pay off the innumerable war vessels, transports, &c. Neither have I taken into account the guns that are bursted occasionally or rendered useless by the excess of firing.
Let us all keep a "stiff upper lip," stand by our own Government and its credit, and ere long we shall see the value of gold and "green backs" shoot off in an opposite direction, and separate wider and wider until the last convulsive throb of the Lincoln Government
shall proclaim the independence of the Confederate States
, and the return of our war-worn veterans to their happy homes.
Down with all who depreciate our money in order to obtain starvation prices."