We append an abstract from a letter written before the war by this man, who is now trying to subjugate the South
.--It was addressed to a delegate to the Charleston Convention from one of the Western States
"Fort Ridcely, March 20, 1860.
"Now, my dear fellow, I am glad you are going South, and all we ask of you is, give us a good President
Stop this damnable negro heresy of the country; from upon every Abolitionist you meet; and, as you pass down through Old Virginia, see that the remnants of that raid of Brown
's, yet unhung, are promptly brought to the halter.
And, in the meantime, if you will take a few of our most distinguished sons of the devil (Republicans), now in the Minnesota Legislature
, along with you, and let them see. Virginia
justice, you will benefit our community.
Yours, truly, and in haste,