by John Beauchamp Jones
SEPTEMBER 12TH.—Clear, and quite cold.
Gen. Hood has agreed to a short armistice with
But there is a mournful gloom upon the brows of many, since Gen. Grant holds the
There is a rumor of an intention to abandon
Over 100,000 landed proprietors, and most of the slaveowners, are now out of the ranks, and soon, I fear, we shall have an army that will not fight, having nothing to fight for. And this is the result of the pernicious policy of partiality and exclusiveness, disintegrating society in such a crisis, and recognizing distinction of ranks, —the higher class staying home and making money, the lower class thrust into the trenches. And then the infamous schedule, to make the fortunes of the farmers of certain counties.
I bought 30 yards of brown cotton to-day, at $2.50 per yard, from a man who had just returned from
Already the Dispatch is publishing paragraphs in praise of the “Bureau of Conscription,” never dreaming that it strikes both Gen. Bragg and the President. These articles are written probably by Lieut.-Col. Lay or