Lucy, Ephe and William went to town this morning. Miss Nye went yesterday.
Mason and Slidell have been given up to British protection. In this our time of bitter trial when we are called to cope with one of the most gigantic rebellions and to settle the question about accursed slavery, haughty England, false to all her professions, sides with the south and seeks to humiliate and embarrass us. I think we shall remember the insult. England feels strong -- and insolent. Her time of trouble may come.
Julia never waivers in her absolute commitment and devotion to the Union, but I'm somewhat surprised by the bitterness in her comments about "haughty England'.