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lustily for aid, and say they have not adequate means of defense.
Some 4000 more negroes have been called for to work on the fortifications near Richmond.
I believe 10,000 are at work now.
A letter by order of the Secretary of War to Col. Godwin, in King and Queen County, written by Judge Campbell, says that blockaders are allowed to run through, provided they be not suspicious parties.
The government takes what it wants at seventyfive per cent.
and releases the rest.
The parties a New York merchant, who has contributed funds for our subjugation, to send merchandise to the South, now destitute, and he would act a°s salesman.
The Secretary indorsed conscript him, and yet the Assistant Secretary has given instructions to Col. Godwin, in the border counties, to wink at the smugglers.
This is consistency!
And the Assistant Secretary writes by order of the Secretary of War!
The rumor of fighting on the Rappahannock is not confirmed.
But Gen. Lee writes th