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Good Times At New Orleans

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gentlcmau ui Wow Urlonus gives tlia lollowins eharining account ot' alfairs iu that city. It is difficult to sec how they could bc better : New Oileans, May 16, 1861. I must write and teil you of the flush times we are enjoying to ubeer you up, as I miderstand you are all sliaking in vour boots about seeing our K:ug '" JeÖV" iu New York with about two million troops: I assure you lie bas as niany, and alf well ariuiid aud well drilled, probably mueh better thati your crack f.aHnih. - In fact, wc will put our 2$3th City Kegnient aaainst tliein. Every man of ou rcgint!iit is over eight foct long, nnd built in proportion ; so stand from undcr! We have got the best and longêst gunn in the world, and at presjut we are easiing guns in New üileans at the rate of 100 jiey daj that will carry a 400 p-uuuit shot tweK'u ïmbs. Bcsides all thesa things, we are very riek. The city is flooded with gold, so that it is a completa drug in tbc market. The banks will only tako a little at a time, and we aro obliged to use it for raanufacturing purposes, such as oruatnenting buggies Our privateers have bronght in itWk dreds of prizes - our navy is increasing so rapidly that we havo scarcely room for tbew iu the river. Two miilion balei} cotton was shipped from this part ta day, leaving uearly six millions now on the 1Oveo. Iu fact we are just begiuning ta realize the milk-and-honey effeots of socession, and I think we caa sny " th Lord our sbepherd L."


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