The inhabitants of Virginia are using their negroes in the batteries, and are preparing to send their women and children south.
The escapes from them are very numerous; and a squad has come in this morning,
These fugitive slaves, at this rate, will soon prove more powerful in suffocating this Southern White insurrection than all the armies of Gen. Scott.
This man Butler, in this thing, has proved himself the greatest lawyer we have between a prior of epaulets.--N. Y. Herald, June 28, 1861. and my pickets are bringing in their women and children.
Of course, these can not be dealt with upon the theory on which I designed to treat the services of able-bodied men and women who might come within my lines, and of which I gave you a detailed account in my last dispatch.
I am in the utmost doubt what to do with this species of property.
Up to this time, I have had come within my lines men and women, with their children — entire families — each family belonging to the same ow