The Yankees are so deficient in good material for officers that they readily pick up our renegades to fashion them out of. We have no fears from Thomas.
Arnold never did anything after he had sold himself to the British, nor is there any cause to believe that Thomas will be more successful.
We hold him to be muThomas will be more successful.
We hold him to be much worse than Arnold.
Arnold was a Yankee, to whom it was perfectly natural to sell himself and his country for gold.
Dr. Johnson, we believe it was, who said the Devil was the first rebel.
He might have added that Judas Iscariot was the first Yankee.
But there is something horribly unnatural in a Virginia-born man turning against his country for gold.
At the same time that Thomas advances against Bragg, we are told by the Yankee papers, there is to be a general advance everywhere.
Grant or somebody else is to advance against Johnston, and Meade is to advance against Lee. Never, according to their veracious organs, was the prospect of crushing th
ng resolution, which was referred to the same committee:
Resolved, That the select committee on the subject of currency inquire into the expediency of authorizing a loan by the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Confederate Government of $40,000,000, to bear an interest of 6 per cent. per annum, payable semi-annually; and that they inquire also as to the most expedient mode of raising that sum.
A bill was passed to provide fuel and lights for the Governor's house.
In the House, Mr. Thomas offered a resolution requesting the Governor to ascertain from the Confederate authorities all information concerning the discharge of Federal prisoners or deserters; whether any oath is administered, any record kept, by whom, &c. Objection being made, the resolution was laid over under the rule.
Mr. Burwell offered a resolution directing the Committee on Schools and Colleges to inquire into the expediency of transferring the pay and duty of the State Guard to a corps of cadets, to be