From the Richmond Whig, 4/14/1865

RAIN. - A continuous soaking rain commenced falling on Wednesday night, and fell through the greater part of yesterday, rendering the transaction of out-door business decidedly disagreeable. Business went on with its wonted briskness though on the part of the sutlers, who are certainly the most enterprising and go-a-head race we have yet met in Richmond. They are infusing a new spirit and energy into the business pulse of the community.

About noon there came signs of clearing up on the sky. Good clear Spring weather would greatly revive the spirits of the people and the condition of things.