--Under the head of ‘"Scarcity in Richmond
,"’ the Baltimore Patriot publishes the following paragraph:
‘"We learn from a gentleman who came up from Richmond
on Saturday, that there were about 3,000 soldiers quartered there, and that provisions were very scarce; that if he could be allowed to take a few thousand dollars' worth, he could double his money easily.
He also stated that coffee was selling at 50 cents per pound, and sugar at 25 cents, and other things in the same proportion."’
Could more lies be told in the same number of words by the father of lies himself?