chmond, judging from the enormously high prices.
There is one thing, though, that is cheaper in the Confederacy than it is here, and that is cotton.
I tell you the Yankees rake and scrape up every particle that can be found.
It looks to them like gold Sugar is also high here to what it was, but the Yankees have lately been devastating the Opelousas country, and sending the sugar to town.
The negroes are running wild throughout that country, and along the river as high as Baton Rouge.
J. Burnside was necessitated to hire white men at $35 per month to go up and take off his crop, the negroes having all fled.
The Yankees have forced the negroes to take off some crops, which have been seized for their own use, but there is terrible destruction.
Poor Louisiana, what has she done that should lay her open to such vile abuse?
Surely, her boys have fought as bravely as those of any other State. * * * * *
Some two or three weeks since a portion of the Crescent regiment was captured