From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/1/1861, p. 2

Should be Removed. Since Sunday there has been lying upon the platform at the Central Depot, a large box, containing the remains of some one who fell in defence of his country at Manassas. The box is directed to W. L. Groves. In passing there yesterday we could not help noticing that the body had become very offensive, and therefore it is ___ we say that if the consignee does not carry it away at once, it is the duty of the authorities to have the corpse decently buried. There are families living in the immediate neighborhood and it is due to them that the matter should be attended to.

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