ed by the events that must be developed, they may prove true to the best interests of their native land.
Every hour there are fresh arrivals of organized companies from the country, tendering their services to the governor; and nearly all the young men in the city are drilling.
The cadets of the Military Institute are rendering good service now, and Professor Jackson is truly a benefactor.
I hope he will take the field himself; and if he does, I predict for him a successful career.
Martial music is heard everywhere, day and night, and all the trappings and paraphernalia of war's decorations are in great demand.
The ladies are sewing everywhere, even in the churches.
But the gay uniforms we see to-day will change their hue before the advent of another year.
All history shows that fighting is not only the most perilous pursuit in the world, but the hardest and the roughest work one can engage in. And many a young man bred in luxury, will be killed by exposure in t
he governor has demanded the rendition of a citizen of his State, who was arrested there by one of Gen. Winder's detectives, and brought hither.
The governor says, if he be not delivered up, he will institute measures of retaliation, and arrest every alien policeman from Richmond caught within the limits of his jurisdiction.
Is it not shameful that martial law should be playing such fantastic tricks before high heaven, when the enemy's guns are booming within hearing of the capital?
Webster has been tried, condemned, and hung.
Gen. Wise, through the influence of Gen. Lee, who is a Christian gentleman as well as a consummate general, has been ordered into the field.
He will have a brigade, but not with Beauregard.
The President has unbounded confidence in Lee's capacity, modest as he is.
Provost Marshal Godwin, for rebuking the Baltimore chief of police, is to leave us, and to be succeeded by a Marylander, Major Griswold, whose f
f the war amount now to $60,000,000 per month, or $720,000,000 per annum.
This enormous expenditure is owing to the absurd prices charged for supplies by the farmers, to save whose slaves and farms the war is waged, in great part.
They are charging the government $20 per hundred weight, or $400 per ton for hay!
Well, we shall soon see if they be reluctant to pay the taxes soon to be required of them-one-tenth of all their crops, etc. If they refuse to pay, then what will they deserve?
We lost five fine guns and over a hundred men on the Nansemond; and we learn that more of the enemy's gunboats and transports have passed Vicksburg!
These are untoward tidings.
Gens. Pemberton and French are severely criticised.
We had a tragedy in the street to-day, near the President's office.
It appears that Mr. Dixon, Clerk of the House of Representatives, recently dismissed one of his under clerks, named Ford, for reasons which I have not heard ; whereupon the latter notified
If this be so, we shall Soon hear of a fight, or a foot race.
And how can Grant run away, when Mr. Chase, the Federal Secretary of the Treasury, openly proclaims ruin to the finances unless they speedily achieve success in the field?
I think he must fight; and I am sure he will be beaten, for Lee's strength is probably underestimated.
We are also looking to hear more news from North Carolina; and Newbern will probably be stormed next, since storming is now the order of the day.
Cloudy and windy, but warm.
We have none of the details yet of the storming of Plymouth, except the brief dispatches in the newspapers; nor any reliable accounts of subsequent movements.
But a letter from Gen. Whiting indicates that all his troops had been taken northward, and we may expect something further of interest.
It is still believed that Lee's and Grant's armies are in motion on the Rappahannock; but whether going North or coming South, no one seems to know.