The Confederacy and Negro emancipation — Munchausen!
--A batch of Confederate letters were seized not long since by the Federals
The New York Times's
"The most important of the batch, however, is addressed on the outside to a firm in St. Louis
, but was found to cover a letter to a distinguished Kentuckian, from a relative who holds a high position in the rebel army.
In it he urges his relative to bring Kentucky
into the Southern Confederacy, asserts with confidence that it will certainly be recognized by England
before April, and gives the particulars of a scheme of gradual emancipation and negro colonization, which he says Jeff. Davis
has sent to England
I have no doubt there is some truth in the matter, though England
is little likely to be hoodwinked, I should think, by men whose sole object in creating the rebellion was to extend and perpetuate the slave system.