A voice from over the Sea.
--A gentleman of this city, who has very recently received a letter from a friend in Ireland
, has kindly permitted us to make the following extract.
It confirms what has been so often asserted, that the hearts of the people of the Old World are in sympathy with the South
Waterford, Ireland. March 28, 1862.
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I cannot tell you how often I think of you and your family, particularly since I saw it reported the Federals
had got above Savannah
, and cut off communication between country and city.
What will become of you all and your beautiful places, to think of the possibility of these ruffianly Northerners pillaging and destroying your homes?
Oh, it is terrible.
Would to God the accursed war was over, and the South
free from the yoke of Northern tyranny.
The noble stand the South
has made has won the entire sympathy of Great Britain
, and now a-defender of the infamous North
would be almost spit on, if he opened out amongst respectable people.
People could not believe the South
had means or men, in fact, to make any stand.
Now they say the Southerners are noble fellows, and have won Spartan fame.
Of course I watch with painful anxiety for each steamer's arrival, hoping to see the hated Federals driven away from Savannah
If it has to be abandoned, I would far rather know it was burned to the ground than fall into Yankee hands.
The only news we hear is through Northern sources, and of course all one-sided.
We expect a steamer to-day, and it is thought she will bring news of a battle on the Potomac
How all, but especially Southern connected people here, will rejoice to hear of a Southern victory; but even if defeated, no one ever doubts the final success of the South
The London Times
is writing up the Southern
cause very strong.
They say the North
is utterly bankrupt and demoralized; the South
only finding out its power; and the defeat of Donelson
only a warning not to relax discipline or effort.
While the South
is willing to make such sacrifices, and the negro population remain faithful, they can resist attacks, except on the seaboard under cover of the heavy guns of the ships — in fact, subjugation is an impossibility.