Richmond Dispatch

September 16, 1868


In the eyes of the Democrats of the south the Republicans are always wrong.They criticize the Republican government over there expensive investigation into an internal robbery in the Federal government.They go as far as to call it stealing


The Radicals, after stealing millions upon millions of dollars from the Government, are making great ado over a supposed discovery of the stealing of a few hundred thousand dollars by a half dozen post-office agents in Chicago, Washington and elsewhere. Where is Beast Butler? Why should he be allowed to riot in stolen riches whilst Towers is arrested on a mere suspicion of complicity with better men in cheating the Government ?
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