s a turn out in the South.
We shall have bread and to spare.
The oat crop, too, is good, and if we can only henceforward have good seasons, there will be an abundance of corn made.
Providence thus far seems to smile upon us in all our efforts, and we trust that he will continue to do so, and send rain upon the earth, that it may yield us a good supply of the staff of life.
This war, I verily believe, is going to prove a benefit to us. It is teaching our people how to economise, and how to live independently of the North.
We will eat our own meat and bread, wear our own apparel, patronise our own newspapers, and visit our own watering places.
In short, live at home and within our own means, and make our homes a paradise, where we shall never hear or read of Militarism, Mormonism, Free-Loversm, Abolitionism, and other abominable isms, which have disgraced the Northern section of this once prosperous and happy Union, and which has brought about its disruption.
S. J. McM.