Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
second-hand news
59.46%
[unclear]
5.41%
war prisoners
5.41%
ads--medicine, substitutes, wanted, etc.
5.41%
transportation schedules
2.7%
war bonds
2.7%
legislature
2.7%
war reports
2.7%
secession
2.7%
entertainment and culture
2.7%
fugitive slave ads
2.7%
military--often from Western Theater
2.7%
articles that list places
2.7%
From the Mon., May. 27, 1861 issue

—We received, yesterday, letters from various correspondents in Norfolk and Portsmouth, which are omitted because their contents had been anticipated.—We must say again that we desire correspondents to confine themselves strictly to current news. If we were to publish entire every communication received at this office, we should have no space left, and consequently the editors would have nothing to do. We hope, therefore, that our letter-writing friends (from whom we are always happy to hear,) will not feel aggrieved at the omission of matters which properly pertain to the editorial department.