A Prize Indeed.
A Manassas (Army) correspondent of the Richmond Enquirer gives the following account of a rare scoundrel, who is now among the Federal Prisoners
"Among the thousand prisoners taken, you have one now in Richmond
who is a real prize.
His name is Fairbanks
, and he is the Adjutant
of the Michigan Regiment.
He begins from Detroit
; by trade he is a shoemaker, and by nature is one of the blackest hearted Abolitionists and haters of the South
that is anywhere suffered to carry God's breath around in a wicked carcass.
He is the same individual who was so urgent to have the clergyman arrested in Alexandria
for praying for the Confederate States
, thrown into the negro pen, and there confined until he repented.
He was equally anxious to have several of the ladies of Alexandria
hung as an example of the manner in which the Abolitionists intended to treat Secessionists.
"As you now have an excellent opportunity of allowing him to test the beauties of his theory, I would suggest that the fellow be kindly treated, as long as he lives, on bread and water, and that twice a day a committee of ladies call upon him and, with a rope, stretch his neck until he is perfectly satisfied with the honor conferred upon him. Afterwards, I would exchange him for some and shoot the dog."