The Winans's Soup Factory.
--The closing up of Winans
's Soup Factory by the Federal Government
is the most heartless act of cruelty and oppression which has yet been inflicted in Maryland
and his family are among the few Good Samritans to be found among the men of wealth in the land.--It is believed that Mrs. Winans
expended twenty-five thousand dollars year in of charity.
Every member of the household was proverbial for goodness to the poor.
If any people on the face of the earth could be expected to receive at the last day that benediction which the Saviour will pronounce,"I was hungry and yearned me, naked and, ye clothed, me, sick, and in prison and ye visited me," it was the Winans
Moreover, their charity was genuine and unostentatious.
They did not do a good deed and then ask to have to published in the newspapers.
They were not constantly, telling their right hand what their left hand doeth, and blowing a trumpet before them to proclaim their arms.
Genuine good people as ever lived; few like them that we have ever heard of in America
, was this noble hearted family.
Among their other countless clarities was a Soup Factory, at which, out of his own private purse, Ross Winans
provided daily for the wants of eight thousand of the poor.
This fountain of life and beneficence the Washington
despot has stopped, on the ground that, by supplying their Wants, it will keep the poor from enlisting in the army.
We have no doubt that if the prophet Elijah should appear again on earth, and attempt to replenish the meal and oil of some poor widow, Lincoln
would have him arrested and sent to Fort Lafayette, Ahar himself was not as enacting and merciless a tyrant as this man Lincoln
--There is, however, in this last unheard of crusade of his upon a public charity an affront to Heaven, as well as crucify to man, which cannot fail to bring down upon him the Divine malediction.