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General Sherman. We append an abstract from a letter written before the war by this man, who is now trying to subjugate the South.--It was addressed to a delegate to the Charleston Convention from one of the Western States: "Fort Ridcely, March 20, 1860. "Now, my dear fellow, I am glad you are going South, and all we ask of you is, give us a good President. Stop this damnable negro heresy of the country; from upon every Abolitionist you meet; and, as you pass down through OlStop this damnable negro heresy of the country; from upon every Abolitionist you meet; and, as you pass down through Old Virginia, see that the remnants of that raid of Brown's, yet unhung, are promptly brought to the halter. And, in the meantime, if you will take a few of our most distinguished sons of the devil (Republicans), now in the Minnesota Legislature, along with you, and let them see. Virginia justice, you will benefit our community. Yours, truly, and in haste, "T. W. Sherman."
the raiders be given up, no doubt the money must be forthcoming. It was in the custody of a Canadian officer, of whose Government that of Washington makes a demand for the surrender of the fugitives; and if the law says that they must be given up, the money must be given up too. Miscellaneous. The Legislatures of New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and "West Virginia" have ratified the "constitutional amendment" abolishing slavery. Fifty-three Confederate officers, captured by Sherman, including General G. P. Harrison, have arrived at Washington. A lot of one hundred and ten prisoners, all said to be "Mosby's men," captured in recent attacks on the Yankee lines in the Shenandoah Valley, have arrived in Washington. The fire in Savannah is now laid at the door of some of Wheeler's cavalry, who, it is said, had threatened to "burn the Yankees out of Savannah." Mahone's division has been sent to Georgia, according to Yankee accounts. [They found out different
Scott, Finnegan's brigade, and Captain Young, of General McRae's staff, severely wounded. A number of private and army wagons and teams were picked up by the enemy in the various roads, which they occupied on Sunday, between the Weldon railroad and Dinwiddie Courthouse. --Several fine teams, belonging to General Bushrod Johnson's division, were captured while starting on a foraging expedition towards Weldon. Prisoners and deserters report Grant's object to get possession of some wood and on the Vaughan road, fuel having become very scarce within his lines. From South Carolina. Sherman has not yet made his appearance at Branchville. There was, on yesterday, notwithstanding the storm, telegraphic communication with Augusta and points beyond. The Secretary of War. General John C. Breckinridge entered upon the discharge of his duties as Secretary of War on yesterday. General Hood. General John B. Hood was expected to arrive in this city last night.
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