Out on parole.
--The son of Chas. M. Cenally
, of New York, who was taken prisoner along with other Abolitionists, at the battle of Manassas
Plain, on the 21st July, and brought to this city, has, as we hear, been released on parole, and is suffered to roam at large in this city.
We will take occasion here, on the supposition that the information is correct, to repeat what we said when the subject of his liberation was said, a short time since, to have engaged the attention and taxed the energies of a number of the ‘ "soft hearted"’ and ‘"soft headed"’ of either sex. For some reason, they were carrying about a petition to effect the purpose which has been accomplished.
In view of that fact, we said that the individual alluded to, who came as a surgeon for a parcel of Abolition cut-throats, was, of all the men taken prisoners, the last one to whom any favor should be shown.
His coming was the effect of surplus patriotism, and his presence, if he was so lucky as to get here triumphant, was designed to add insult to injury.--He is the son of a man who has made an immense fortune out of the patronage of the merchants of Richmond
That father now owes these same merchants about $250,000, which he will never pay. His son comes down to cut the throats of the parties to whom it is due. Then where is the justice of letting him out, when others are not allowed that privilege?
There is none.
Decent persons can have no respect for Dr. Connally
; no matter by what means he may have obtained the privilege of roaming these streets.
It is related of the person in question that, after his liberation, he called on one of our prominent merchants who used to do business with his father's house, and sought to renew the acquaintance, but that the latter very promptly refused to recognize any one who could come with a vandal horde to desolate and ravage his home and murder and pillage his relatives and friends.
He served him right.