From the Richmond Whig, 1/30/1862, p. 3, c. 3
STRANGE PROPOSITION. - It will be seen by the Council proceedings, that it is proposed to erect a temporary warehouse for tobacco, at the "Old Fair Grounds." We venture to say that the idea of putting these grounds to any such use was never before thought or dreamed of as a possible thing by any person under the sun. This is an age of wonders.