From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/9/1861 , p. 2

The mortality among the Abolition prisoners now in Richmond is considerable. We regret this for two reasons: First, because each one of the parties named, after his release, would have been a living, walking and talking testimonial against Lincoln and his pirate band; second, because the parties have not had time to repent of their folly and wickedness, in combining with others to cut the throats and rob those who could not be provoked to return such conduct, like for like; thirdly, and lastly, because, dying so soon, they stand a chance of invading territory whose broad limits they are not likely to meet any Southern men to care for them a fter they have been abandoned by their own friends.

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