2 April 1863: “Let the soldier laugh if he can.”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), Thursday, 2 April 1863, page 2, column 1.

Editorial, The Daily Journal, 2 April 1863

Transcription:

The performance to-night at the Theatre will pre-
sent an unusual and attractive variety, as fоur pieces
will be given, as well as songs, dances, etc.

The “Eton Boy,” “Doctor Shop,” “Day after the
Wedding,” and “Masquerade Ball” will be given,
“with the full strength of the company.”

Speaking of amusements.  Some people are opposed
to them in these times. We confess that we are not.
We think they do the soldier and the citizen both good,
and we see nо earthly harm they can do.  We are prone
enough to dwell upon the dark side, without adding to
the gloom by shutting out every gleam of light or cheer-
fulness.  Let the soldier laugh if he can. It is a bet-
ter and more innocent stimulus than liquor or any oth-
er within his reach.

Citation: The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), Thursday, 2 April 1863, page 2, column 1.  Bound in: ”North Carolina Newspapers,” 1863; call number C071 Z, North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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