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The following advertisement appears in the Memphis Appeal, of the thirty-first of May. The “despicable monster” referred to is General Butler: [32]

attention, men!--A daring enterprise.--Twenty-five able-bodied men are wanted to engage in an enterprise, having for its object the capture or killing of the most despicable monster that now treads Southern soil. Each individual must be a calm, cool, intelligent, desperate man, who enlists in the enterprise with a certainty of death before him in case of failure, and is willing to yield his life cheerfully to accomplish the end in view. The scene of their labors will be hundreds of miles away, and in a community where a hint of the contemplated movement would result in an immediate self-sacrifice. Every man will provide himself with a revolver and a small bowie knife. His reward will be the gratitude of his country. Applicants will address, with references as to their courage and character, “A. O.,” Memphis Post-office, and be prepared to respond to a further call.

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