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Men in petticoats.

We mean no insult to the heroic women of Richmond when we speak of the men in petticoats, or who ought to be put in petticoats, that appear in the streets to croak and quake at the condition of public affairs. We have not yet heard of a woman in this city, who, since the evil news from the coast, has uttered a word of apprehension or given a sign of fear.

But there are scores of men in the town who make it their business to spread their own base and miserable apprehensions through the community. A committee of ladies ought to be appointed to take all such cravens in hand, and a public subscription got up for money to purchase balmorals for these quaking croakers in pantaloons. Man who have neither courage nor patriotism ought to be provided with appropriate garments, and set to work with knitting needles, or other domestic implements suitable for non-combatants. If they have neither pluck nor shame, they ought not to be allowed to expose themselves in public, to the injury of the common cause and to the embarrassment of the public interest.

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