The Pierpoint Divorce Law.
--The divorce law, separating ‘"rebels"’ from their wives, is in operation in Western Virginia
, under the Pierpoint government.
A Virginian who left Preston county
, Va., on account of the treasonous state of opinion there, sends us the following latter since received from his wife:
Postland, Preston county, Va., May 2d, 1862.
J. G. Hays.
Your to hand informing me of our Legislator Passing a Divorce Law. You are a Good piece behind the times as it has Been a Law for a months, the Law
is Generally acknowledged.
By all the Ladies
whose Husbands have gone to the I as your Do take the Law
. You may consider yourself free from me and at Likely to Remarry at your will & Pleasure.
Your Life will be in Danger if you Should come to Preston
As too my Boy
(you wished to keep
) you never can get him, nor see him if I can help it. Once yours now no more.