o not believe them.
The Yankees are not yet ready for retaliation.
They know that game wouldn't pay. No — they desire time to get their money out of the South; and they would be perfectly willing that trade should go on, even during the war, for they would be the greatest gainers by the information derived from spies and emissaries.
I see, too, their papers have extravagant accounts of imprisonments and summary executions here.
Not a man has yet been molested.
It is true, we have taken Norfolk, without a battle; but the enemy did all the burning and sinking.
No letters from my wife.
Probably she has taken the children to the Eastern Shore.
Her farm is there, and she has many friends in the county.
On that narrow peninsula it is hardly to be supposed the Yankees will send any troops.
With the broad Atlantic on one side and the Chesapeake Bay on the other, it is to be presumed there will be no military demonstration by the inhabitants, for they could neither escape