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hance to do a big thing with those infernal traitors before they get home. I wish I could run down and see you. It would be delightful to see the boys in fierce array, spilin' for a fight, and no fight at hand. We have great confidence in Gen. Scott up here; and we have confidence in prompt measures, too. There are some rebel batteries a little too close to Federal lines to make it particularly honorable or creditable. I think the boys would like to take some of these posts by contract, ao much for the job. I think in that case the rebel Congress would never meet in Richmond. And wouldn't the Fire Zouaves "be there to see," and have a big finger in that pie? Methinks so. Do you think it would be worth while to correspond with Gen Scott on the subject? I am anxious to have these palm-leaf nabobs gloriously whipped — so thoroughly that for a generation they will be glad to hold a Northerner's horse for a six pence. I wish you and the boys could be in at the death. Can't you a
ave among themselves, to subjugate and turn Kentucky over to the usurper. Kentucky is in a woeful fix — divided into two parties. Hard to tell which has the majority. Neither will give up or yield. Therefore, we anticipate a Kilkenny cat fight among them. Some evil spirits have been and are now exerting themselves to get up a difficulty between our State and Kentucky. I hope they will fail, and that Kentucky will yet merit the assistance of Tennessee when her hour shall come. Lincoln, Scott & Co. can go into Kentucky, if Kentuckians will permit their neutrality to be disregarded; but woe be to them when they pollute the soil of Tennessee; for all her men, old and young, even women and children, will fight them to the death. In this county, already so well represented in Virginia, there are a good many companies raised, and others not yet filled, besides several cavalry companies, all of which will soon be ready for marching orders. To-day, the ladies of this place meet at