To the Editors of the Dispatch:
We understand that no more beef shins are to be sold to the poor at the Commissary
's store, on Broad street. But hereafter, while the children of the poor refugees will stand with empty baskets, the little tickets of the Captain
and Major Commissaries
, Quartermasters, and A. A. G.'s will procure the finest beef at Government price.
The Hon. Secretary of War
cannot take note of these little things; but we understand he is ever ready to do what is right between man and man at this trying time, and hence we ask, why should these military officers, mostly of conscript age, enjoy this advantage over civil officers, who labor as faithfully in the cause and who are mostly over conscript age, and refugees, with large and dependent families?
We are sure Mr. Seddon
will act in this matter to the extent of his authority.