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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore), Traitorous and incendiary Legends. (search)
Traitorous and incendiary Legends. Richmond, April 22.--Yesterday morning the walls of the houses of Purcell, Ladd & Co., E. B. Spence & Co., Binford & Porter, the Powhatan House, and other conspicuous establishments about the town, were covered with incendiary and blasphemous writings, a verbatim copy of some of which we giveat the writer was an indifferent poet and an illiterate and blasphemous man, there can be but one opinion among those who scan the writing on the walls. On Purcell, Ladd & Co.'s east wall: On Yorktown's walls the cry is still they come. Change your bells into cannon, and charge with confederate 5‘s. Southern Lexibably by the watchman on his way to extinguish the lamps at the corner. At an early hour of the day all these ribald inscriptions, except those on the house of Purcell, Ladd & Co.,and E. B. Spence & Co., were effaced by the proprietors of the different houses. Those of the latter places, owing no doubt to the fact that the owne