Trading with the Yankees.
It is gratifying to know that the citizens of the tide-water country in Virginia
have, almost without exception, held aloof from any association with the Yankees
, either commercial or otherwise, though in many instances the inducements to "trade" have been such as would have tempted the cupidity of a less patriotic people.
In the county of Gloucester
the only exceptions known are two merchants on York river
, who had been engaged for years in the oyster trade with Northern men, and who could not resist the proffer of a renewal of old associations.
No citizens of prominence have bought the "wares" brought in by Yankee skippers, or in any way, manner, or shape, sought their acquaintance.
We learn that in Williamsburg
and the country surrounding a vast number of small shops have been constructed by speculating Lincolnites where merchandize of various kinds is offered for sale.