General Scott-his fate-an Elegy on the same
the renowned Fans and Feathers General repudiates the advice of Mr. Jones--the consequences and sad fate of General F. & F., as set forth in an Elegy, partly plaintive, partly execrative by Mr. Jones himself.
Aberdeen, Miss., May 7th, and Aug. 23d, 1861.
A few weeks since I wrote to you gratuitously, giving you some wholesome advice, which I see you have disregarded.--Your sad fate was truly portrayed in that letter.
I told you if your sword was drawn against your mother, you would surely lose all the fame attached to your name.
Is not the prediction being verified?
To save the country from ruin, I wrote to your royal master Abe the first, also, two letters of good advice, which like your own was also disregarded.
You both are at this time sorry that advice was not taken, though neither of you are half as much so as you will be before you are convinced of the folly of your mad career.
When that time comes you both will weep tears of blood, and would be willing to give your right arm could you recall the past and pursue the course laid down in those letters.
With the most bitter grief will you both look back on your course of imbecility, madness and folly.
No one would be at all surprised if the sweet trio, King Abe, Lord Seward and you, their poor old tool, were all hung by the Black
Republican party in less than 12 months. There will be awful suffering in your Northern States soon, which will bring on a terrible re-action.
Then woe be to the tyrants and authors of this ruinous, useless bloody war.* * * When I lived in Virginia
, Buckingham county
, I frequently heard a song popular with many, called ‘"The poor old horse, let him die,"’ You remind me very much of the old horse, and I have honored you with a transposition of the song to suit your case.
N. B. Jones