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[Correspondence of the Louisville Journal.]
East Tennessee--its condition and Prospects.

Knoxville, Tennessee, November 30, 1865.
--I came to this place a day or two ago, believing that the reports of East Tennessee lawlessness, of which many papers say so much, were true, and that I should be necessitated to see at least a half-dozen grey-haired rebels butchered by the young loyalists of this part of the State. In fact, I thought at least, in order to preserve my own life, to wear my brass buttons and shoulder-straps. When I arrived at Knoxville I expected to have been met by a parcel of loyal ruffians, and to have been compelled to show my passport, countersigned by Governor Brownlow and approved by Andy Johnson. In this expectation I was disappointed. The truth is, I was rather chagrined at the careless treatment shown me. I did not see loaded pistols, nor did I hear of a dozen or two murders, as I did when I arrived at Nashville. Nobody attempted to steal my pocket-book, nobody asked me to have a hack; in truth, I was left "alone in my glory" to find my way to the best hotel in the city, if possible. I am now convinced that there is more of peace and quietude here than there is in Kentucky, and fewer robberies and murders than there is in any one of the loyal States. I have traveled in a buggy, behind a splendid horse, all over Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Cumberland and Knox counties, and never once had my horse locked up in a stable.

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