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1 The Louisville (Ky.) Courier of June, 1861, published the following infamous fabrication as from The New York Tribune, and it immediately ran the rounds of the journals of the Confederacy:
From the New York Tribune. “do you hear? the beauty and the Booty shall be yours, only conquer these Rebels of the South before the next crop comes in. The next crop will be death to us! Let it be hewn down in the field, burned, trampled, lost; or, if you have tile opportunity, ship it to New York, and we will build up Gotham by the prices it must bring next season. We shall have the monopoly of the markets, having duly subjected our vassals in the South. Go ahead, brave fellows, Zouaves of New York, whom we were apt to spit upon, though you do the work at fires. Go ahead! Don't mind yellow fever; don't mind black vomit; don't mind bilious fever, or cholera, or measles, or small pox, or hot weather, or hard living, or cold steel, or hot shot! Go!”
It is rumored that Lincoln has been drunk for three days, and that Capt. Lee has command at the Capitol; and also that Col. Lee, of Virginia, who lately resigned, is bombarding Washington from Arlington Hights. If so, it will account for his not having arrived here to take command, as was expected.The New Orleans Picayune of about May 15th, 1861, said:
All the Massachusetts troops now in Washington are negroes, with the exception of two or three drummer boys. Gen. Butler, in command, is a native of Liberia. Our readers may recollect old Ben, the barber, who kept a shop in Poydras-street, and emigrated to Liberia with a small competence. Gen. Butler is his son.
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