Infamous proceedings of the Yankee Government — Panitentiary convicts to be sent South as incendiaries.
Memphis Jan. 9.
--A mercantile firm here has received a letter from a friend in the Southern
part of Kentucky
, in which it is stated that the Federal Government
has made clandestine arrangements with pardoned convicts of desperate characters in the Northern
penitentiaries and prisons, to send them into different portions of the South
for the purpose of setting fire to and burning up everything they can, and especially manufactories and machine shops.
The Federals agree to pay liberally for all such work, as they regard it as a very good way to cripple and alarm the Southern
The above information was obtained from a party employed by the Yankee Government
, and is communicated to warn, the South
, and place them on the alert to discover and promptly execute all such persons.