Suffolk Christian Sun
March 21, 1862
The call of the
Militia en-masse into the service, is likely to produce a state of things much
to be deplored. The people can see
nothing before them but suffering and starvation. In Nansemond county
a half crop will not be planted, unless the militia are discharged sooner than
we anticipate. Corn is now commanding $1
per bushel, and bacon 25 cents a pound, and how the poor are to live through
another year we cannot see.
But we forbear comments. Our
all is at stake, and we must not complain at hardness
concerning exemptions recently passed by the Legislature,
is certainly very good, but if some others could remain at home to make bread
for those in the army it would perhaps be better.
by Sharon Strout]