NP: June 16, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Granted

   

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in June 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.

GRANTED.—Yankee correspondents of Northern journals, with Grant’s army, assert that “Grant expects to eat his Fourth of July dinner in Richmond.”  Shouldn’t wonder.  A great many of his associates will we know.  How glad they would be to have him among them at the head of the table.  If he comes the popular hotel de Libby, which is yearly the stopping place of thousands of Yankeedom, will be his headquarters, with the following bill of fare served up daily, with the variety afforded by a transposition of the articles enumerated, viz:  four ounces of Confederate bacon, one gill of peas, one corn dodger, soup, (not mackaroni,) James river lemonade; desert, corn-cob pipe, and the end of reflection on the uncertainty of all human speculations.1

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  1. “Granted.” Richmond Examiner. June 16, 1864, p. 2 col. 2

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