ping 500,000 or 600,000 men. I hope we may not soon be floating down stream!
We know the enemy is, besides, building iron-clad steamers-and yet we are not even erecting casemate batteries!
We are losing precious time, and, perhaps, the government is saving money!
I believe the Secretary will resign; but immediate still lies on his table.
News of a battle near Springfield, Mo. McCulloch and Price defeat the Federals, killing and wounding thousands. Gen. Lyon killed.
What a number of cavalry companies are daily tendered in the letters received at this department.
Almost invariably they are refused; and really it is painful to me to write these letters.
This government must be aware, from the statistics of the census, that the South has quite as many horses as the North, and twice as many good riders.
But for infantry, the North can put three men in the field to our one. Ten thousand mounted men, on the border of the enemy's country, would be equa
Those I have seen (Senator Brown, of Mississippi, among the rest) express a purpose not to renew the act, to expire on the 18th September, authorizing martial law.
In both Houses of Congress they are thundering away at Gen. Winder's Provost Marshal and his Plug Ugly alien policemen.
Senator Brown has been very bitter against them.
Mr. Russell has reported a bill which would give us martial law in such a modified form as to extract its venom.
Mr. Russell's bill will not pass.
The machinery of legislation works too slowly.
Fredericksburg has been evacuated by the enemy!
It is said the Jews rushed in and bought boots for $7.00, which they now demand $25.00 for, and so with various other articles of merchandise.
They are now investing money in real estate for the first time, which is evidence that they have no faith in the ultimate redemption of Confederate money.
Huzza for Gen. Stuart!
He has made anoth
onsultation with Gen. Stuart and Capt. Moseby, suggests that the Secretary of War send up some of Gen. Rains's subterra torpedoes, to place under the track of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, in possession of the enemy.
Gen. Stuart suggested that a man familiar with their use be sent along with them, as they are dangerous weapons.
We have a report, to-day, that our expedition from this city has succeeded in boarding and capturing two of the enemy's gun-boats in the Rappahannock.
H. C.---, a mad private, and Northern man, in a Georgia Regiment, writes to the President, proposing to take some 300 to 500 men of resolution and assassinate the leading public men of the United States--the war Abolitionists, I suppose.
The President referred the paper, without notice, to the Secretary of War.
Gen. Whiting writes that Wilmington is in imminent danger from a coup de main, as he has but one regiment available in the vicinity.
He says he gives the government fair wa