Richmond Dispatch, 5/5/1862

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/5/1862, p. 2, c. 3

Arrest of a Lunatic. A man calling himself C. C. Lee, and hailing from Prince George county, advertised in the newspapers on Saturday his intention of delivering a religious lecture or discourse on the Capitol Square on Sunday. It seems he did so, but afterwards proceeded to get off, at the base of the Washington Monument, something in favor of the reconstruction of the Union. This being a subject on which debate is inadmissible, the orator was taken in custody by Capt. Macubbin, who deposited him in Castle Godwin. When carried there Lee asked to be put in a room with the worst subjects, as he wished to correct them. His wish was granted.

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