From the Richmond Whig, 3/23/1864, p. 2, c. 6

PRISONERS AT RICHMOND. - There now remains in Richmond but eighteen hundred Yankee prisoners, the twelve thousand who were recently here having been mostly sent South or exchanged. Of those now here, it is not proposed to send any more South, it being hoped that we will soon get rid of them by exchange. It is to be wished that Government will never again collect a multitude of prisoners in and about this city, as it provokes raids on the capital, and it is much more expensive to feed them here than in Georgia or Western North Carolina.

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