From the Richmond Sentinel, 3/30/1865, p. 2, c. 7
THE CAPITOL, during the recess
of the Legislature, has undergone renovation and improvement in several
respects. The old carpets have been replaced by new ones; the rotunda floor has
been rubbed up as bright as a new pin; and the Confederate and State free negro
groceries and gingerbread and peanut stands were not disfiguring and encumbering
the place yesterday.
These improvements give the
Capitol a free, easy and comfortable air compared with the winter establishment.
But, how long will it remain so? The defilements of tobacco juice on the clean
floors were commenced yesterday. Persons who know not how to use tobacco, should
abstain from it altogether.
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