The Capitol Buildings, &c.
Alluding to the present condition of the Federal Capitol
, a writer says:
Its costly and elaborately finished apartments were already so greatly defaced and abused that the arrival of a Southern army for its destruction will be scarcely necessary.
It seems probable that Mr. Lincoln
will have sufficiently done the work before he gets through.
In the frescoed wall of the Capitol
nails are driven for the hanging of accoutrements, sides of bacon, &c, and the places occupied by some of the troops are said to appear not only very dirty, but to smell so.
The latest arrivals of recruits from Pennsylvania
were from the vicinity of Pittsburgh
, and it is stated they presented a most sorry appearance, many half shod, half dressed and decidedly unclean.
All our Northern friends on the march through Maryland
complain that they find the climate very hot.
. If this be the case thus early in the season, what will be the effect in July?