papers as late as the 10th inst. have been received.
There is act much news in them, although they are brimful of a cheerful, energetic, and confident spirit.
The Sentinel has Gen. Polk
's name hoisted for Governor, and a correspondent says that there are assurances that he will undoubtedly accept if it be the wish of the people.
There had been a flag presentation, at which Gen. Magruder
spoke out in a very decided tone.
Me is thus reported:
"There have been demagogues who have harangued you about this being the rich man's war and the poor man's fight.
The man who says so is a scoundrel!
I use the term understandingly and in its broadest signification.
He is a scoundrel, and your worst enemy.
You are fighting for yourselves, to preserve yourselves from slavery the most hateful to be conceived.
The object of the Yankees
is to enslave this people, and place the white man beneath the negro in the social scale.
Better far would be a slavery to the English
, for they are a noble people; better slavery to the French
, for they are gallant and chivalrous; aye, even better to our own negroes, for they at least know what labor is, and would have some compassion as taskmasters.
Soldiers, regard the man that talks to you of rich and poor men as your bitterest enemy.
When next such a man comes among you, bang him to the highest tree you can find, and I will stand by you."
The Confederate casualties in the Ford
oche fight are twenty-two killed and eighty-nine wounded, and fourteen missing. The wounded are mostly slight wounds; the missing mistook the cavalry of the enemy for ours.
The loss of the enemy sums up over seven hundred, among them the 461 prisoners arrived there.
Among the Federals
captured and brought there are twenty-one commissioned officers.