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Vigilance Committees, composed of some of our best citizens, are being organized to rid Richmond of the hundreds of thieves and murderers congregated here from all parts of the globe to prey upon the innocent and unsuspecting. Binding the law inadequate to the extraordinary demands now made upon it and its executors, and being determined to restore the fair name of our city at every cost, our citizens are beginning to move, and will soon put the entire gang of desperadoes to flight, or have them dangling in the air by means of suspension cords. We know the horrors of Lynch law, and can appreciate the feeling which opposes its execution; but desperate diseases require desperate remedies.--The city must be rid of vicious characters, legally if possible, or otherwise if necessary.--We trust the Vigilance Committees will act with calmness and prudence, and yet with sufficient firmness to make their power felt and respected.
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