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chives and public property away from Richmond by the proper department officers, the statement is correct; but if it is meant by this insidious form of a statement to be understood that this or any other public money was taken from Richmond in Mr. Davis' baggage, then the statement is wholly untrue.
It is also said in this paper, when speaking of the train which carried Mr. Davis and other officers from Richmond, that, This train, it is said, was one which had carried provisions to Amelia Court-House for Lee's hard-pressed and hungry army, and having been ordered to Richmond, had taken these supplies to that place, where they were abandoned for a more ignoble freight.
This whole paragraph is ridiculously absurd.
No supplies were then being carried from the South toward Richmond — I mean after Lee's retreat began.
And it was a train of passenger, and not of freight cars, which carried the persons referred to, and was provided for the express purpose of carrying them off. General