A Disagreeable charge.
--A Rockbridge soldier, who was in the hospital at Staunton
we have understood from a gentleman in this place, prefers a hard charge against the surgeons and other functionaries about the hospital.
He said that the soldiers had a rough time of it; that they had to live on the every roughest sort of fare; and this, although the ladies of Rockbridge
sent to them boxes containing suitable provision for sick men. The contents of the boxes never got to them; but he said that they were devoured by the surgeons and others engaged at the hospital.
We hope that there is some mistake about it. If, however, it is true, it is outrageous robbery.
We know that in some places sick soldiers are treated like dogs by greedy office-seekers, who aim to profit by their country's misfortunes.
Alas, for mankind!
It never entered into our mind that a man could be so mean as to steal provisions from a sick soldier.
Can such a man have a heart in him?
If he has, it is so cold that it would take the fires of Pluto
to thaw it. It slanders mankind that such a creature can wear the outward human form, whilst within he has the heart and affections of a hyenas.--Lexington Gazette