Supplies not to be out off.
--The market men who have been attending the Richmond markets
being under the impression that the proclamation of martial law will estop them in future from visiting the city with their truck, we beg to acquaint that useful and hitherto much appreciated and attentive body of ‘"fellow-citizens,"’ that the proclamation was in no wise designed to include them, and that they can come and go with their usual freedom, though their rights as a drinking population are so materially circumscribed that they need not hope for their accustomed supply of ‘"sperrits."’ It is to be hoped that they may find consolation for the absence of the last-mentioned article in the enhanced price that their garden stuff, chickens, ducks, &c., will new be sure to command.
The city being now very much crowded with sons of Mars
— officers as well as privates — the hens can be used for food for the privates, while the chicken-cocks will serve to inspire the brave boys who bear commissions in the army.
Let the country people, come, one and all.
P. S.--Since the above was written we learn that the marksmen will be permitted to come and go from this city as in former times, until the full establishment of the Provost Marshal
's guard, when a system of passports, suitable to the occasion, will be introduced, which passports can be obtained by marksmen for periods varying from one to thirty days. Due notice will be given of the above, so that none need be inconvenienced who pay attention to what is going on.