excepting my son Custis, started to-day for Raleigh, N. C., where our youngest daughter is at school.
But it is in reality another flight from the enemy.
No one, scarcely, supposes that Richmond will be defended.
But it must be!
The President's family have departed for Raleigh, and the families of most of the cabinet to their respective homes, or other places of refuge.
The President has been baptized (at home) and privately confirmed in St. Paul's Church.
The Baltimore detectives are the lords of the ascendant.
They crook a finger, and the best carriages in the street pause, turn round, and are subject to their will.
They loll and roll in glory.
And they ride on horseback, too — government horses, or horses pressed from gentlemen's stables.
One word of remonstrance, and the poor victim is sent to Castle Godwin.
I suggested to the Provost Marshal several days ago that there was an act of Congress requiring the destruction of tobacco, when