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Yankee letter writers.

The Yankee letter writers, by their ingenious fictions, have supplied in great part the literary and moral nutriment with which they used to furnish the world in their yellow covers. We get nothing now in this latitude of that Satanic literature, but its place is more than made up by the letters written from the South to the Yankee newspapers. The false-hoods they utter have long since ceased to excite any emotion, but wonder at their transcendent genius for audacity. Standing in no fear of contradiction, they pour out a freshet of lies exceeding in volume and immensity the combined currents of the Nile and Mississippi. The last we have seen was beautiful in its mendacity. It was a letter from the army near Fredericksburg, in which the writer said that Union flags were displayed by the citizens in all directions, and that the ladies vied with each other in attention to the sick Yankee soldiers, sending them all sorts of delicacies, and, among them, lemons, freshly plucked from the trees! A lady friend expresses her surprise, that they did not add oranges, and other tropical delicacies. Why not mention bananas and plantains? We have no doubt that the Union flag was displayed on lemon branches. Oh, Yankee! Yankee!--There is a certain book that says all ‘"liars shall be cast into a lake that burneth with fire and brimstone."’ What, then, will you do for lemons and oranges?

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