Yankee Brutality in Norfolk.
We have been shown a private letter from a lady in Norfolk
, giving an account of the arrest and starch of three ladies of that city by the Federal
The writer of the letter being one of the victims to this piece of Yankee malignity, rehearses her with an indignation characteristic of insulted womanly virtue.
The Provost Marshal
I seems, shirked the responsibility of the contemptible proceeding, and left the matter in the hands of a set of unprincipled clerks, who secured the services of a woman as bankrupt in morsis as themselves to super and the search.
Against only one of these ladies was there any charge, and she was arrested upon information furnished to the 19th Wisconsin regiment by a negro that she intended to pass the lines with letters for parties in the Confederate army.
When she was taken before the Provost Marshal
the other two ladies went to see her, when all three were subjected to a rigid examination in a room adjoining the Marshal