--Since the passage of the ordinance for making the free colored population work on the public defences, a considerable number of them have evinced a praiseworthy love for country life.
They have retired to sylvan groves, and the brick and mortar that lately knew them, won't do so any more till working time is passed.
The free colored male population have been seized with a desire to secede.
They evince as much love for the country now as they have formerly been in the habit of showing for the pleasant streets, alleys, lanes and back premises of Richmond
They must be made to remember that.
"Protected industry, careering far,
Detects the cause and cures the rage for war,
And sweeps, with forceful arm, to their last graves,
Despots from the earth and pirates from the waves."
We may say, for the edification of that portion of the class above referred to, that something will shortly be done to meet the requirements of their ease.
Those who have left the city to avoid going to work will not be allowed to reside in the corporation limits any more.
This is righteous retribution.
the only substance that will lubricate the spinal marrow of a lazy darkey, bond or free, is the oil of cow skin, applied between the nape of the neck and the termination of the spinal vertebrae.