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The Daily Dispatch: August 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], Fourth of July celebration by the Miscegenations on President Davis's plantation. (search)
rtificial touches of our Northern sisters. Of these were festoons, wreaths, stars and garlands, mysteriously woven in evergreens and flowers. Over the portico entrance outside were the following inscriptions, the letters being formed with cedar foliage: "The House that Jeff. Built." "Welcome." The latter motto was arched, and, with the festoons, made a very beautiful appearance. Inside were beautiful stars and garlands of flowers, and over the exit at the back door the following inscription, surmounted by a star: "Exit Traitor." It was facetiously remarked by an observer that the motto was-- Down with the traitor, And up with the star. We understand that to Miss. Lee, of Pennsylvania, and Miss. Jennie Hudson, of Indiana, the party was indebted for those ingenious and appropriate devices. Very likely, for wit and satire for traitors, and cordial welcome to the loyal and patriotic, are characteristics of these whole-souled missionaries.