It is rumored that Lincoln
is about to issue a proclamation declaring all matrimonial relations existing between his loyal subjects, male or female, and secession enemies, male or female, to be null, void, and thenceforth dissolved, the parties divorced being at liberty to contract new marriage relations as shall please them to do so, so that their new spouses be good and loyal persons.
On this subject the Richmond Enquirer
says that Mr. Lincoln
will induce the next Congress to pass a divorce act to divorce wives residing within the jurisdiction of Abraham, where husbands have left them with the intention of aiding the fortunes of the South
.--Richmond Dispatch, Oct
the Memphis Appeal
offers the following polite invitation: “Let the brutal minions of a beastly despotism come on!
The slaughter pens are ready, and Yankee blood shall flow as free as festal wine.” --N. Y. World, October