ers had determined to fight, officers or no officers.
But as the man in the play said, it will suffice.
The Yankees are a calculating people: and if 1500 Mississippians and Virginians at Leesburg were too many for 8000 Yankees, what could 200,000 Yankees do against 70,000 Southern soldiers?
It made them pause, and give up the idea of taking Richmond this year.
But the enemy will fight better every successive year; and this should not be lost sight of. They, too, are Anglo-Saxons.
Gen. Price, of Missouri, is too popular, and there is a determination on the part of the West Pointers to kill him off.
I fear he will gain no more victories.
Immense amounts of patriotic contributions, in clothing and provisions, are daily registered.
Still the Jews are going out of the country and returning at pleasure.
They deplete the Confederacy of coin, and sell their goods at 500 per cent. profit.
They pay no duty; and Mr. Memminger has lost h
e a rumor that Lee is recrossing the Potomac into Maryland.
Bragg is in full retreat, leaving Kentucky, and racing for Chattanooga — the point of interest now. But Beauregard, from whom was taken the command of the Western army, day before yesterday repulsed with slaughter a large detachment of the Yankees that had penetrated to the Charleston and Savannah Railroad.
Thus, in spite of the fantastic tricks of small men here, the popular general is destined to rise again.
Many severe things are alleged against the President for depriving Beauregard of the command of the Western army.
It is alleged that Bragg reported that the enemy would have been annihilated at Shiloh, if Beauregard had fought an hour longer.
Now, it appears, that Bragg would have annihilated the enemy at Perryville, if he had fought an hour longer!
And just at the moment of his flying out of Kentucky, news comes of Beauregard's victory over the enemy in the South.
Nor is this all.
last Northern papers I see President Lincoln has issued a proclamation calling for 300,000 more volunteers, and if they do not come when he calls for them, that number will be drafted in January.
This is very significant; either the draft has already failed, or else about a million of men per annum are concerned in the work of suppressing this rebellion.
We find, just at the time fixed for the subjugation of the South, Rosecrans is defeated, and Meade is driven back upon Washington!
We have nothing new this morning; but letters to the department from North and South Carolina indicate that while the troops in Virginia are almost perishing for food, the farmers are anxious to deliver the tithes, but the quartermaster and commissary agents are negligent or designedly remiss in their duty.
The consequence will be the loss of the greater portion of these supplies, and the enhancement of the price of the remainder in the hands of the monopolists and speculators.
ters a sharp rebuke to Gen. Whiting, for irregularly corresponding with Generals Lee and Beauregard on the subject of Lieut. Taylor Wood's naval expedition, fitting out at Wilmington.
The President and cabinet are still at work on the one hundred clerks in the departments whom they wish to displace.
I append the result of my gardening this year.
The dry weather in May and June injured the crop, or the amount would have been much larger.
Total valuation, at market prices, $347.
Bright and beautiful morning.
All quiet below.
Mr. McRae has been permitted by Gen. Butler to return again to the city to await his exchange, pledged not to bear arms, etc. Many more of the government employees, forced into the trenches, would be happy to be in the same predicament.
A great many are deserting under a deliberate conviction that their rights have been despotically invaded by the government; and that this government is, and is likely to be, as tyrannous as Lincoln's.