From the Richmond Whig, 5/4/1865

MANCHESTER MATTERS. - The Provost Marshal of Manchester has done a good thing in taking up and putting all the idle colored population of that town to work cleaning up the streets and lanes. The women have been packed off to Belle Isle, which is to converted into a grand wash-house and laundry for the soldiers stationed at the Manchester post. - The citizens appear to be well pleased with the turn affairs have taken, and have turned their attention from war to the cultivation of their gardens.