ts that Gen. Longstreet's impressing officers are taking all, except five bushels of grain and fifty pounds of bacon for each adult — a plenty, one would think, under the circumstances.
Senator Hunter has asked and obtained a detail for Mr. Daudridge (under eighteen) as quartermaster's clerk.
And Mr. Secretary Seddon has ordered the commissary to let Mrs. Michie have sugar and flour for her family, white and black.
Mr. Secretary Benjamin sent over, to-day, for passports to the Mississippi River for two secret agents.
Gen. Lee has made regulations to prevent cotton, tobacco, etc. passing his lines into the enemy's country, unless allowed by the government.
But, then, several in authority will allow it without limit.
I set out sixty-eight early cabbage-plants yesterday.
They are now under the snow!
The snow has disappeared; but it is cloudy, with a cold northwest wind.
The James River is very high, and all the streams are so much swollen that