They seemed to have an idea that the white warriors were all upon the war path against the rebels.
Private advises from General McClellan's headquarters assure us that the President's emancipation proclamation is heartily approved by the Union men in Maryland and Virginia, whose only regret expressed is that it does not sooner take effect.
In saloons even and in private circles a here drinking is done — the common toast is "Lincoln's proclamation, little McClellan, Burnside, and the Union army." The enthusiasm for these officials is described as very great in this vicinity.
Another evidence of the sturdy treason of Lower Maryland is found in the fact that a large exodus of male population there is taking place into Virginia.
The lower counties of the State will not be able to furnish more than a fourth part of their quota under the draft.
It every male individual of Charles and St. Mary's counties were to be impressed, still the quotas of these two coun