A HOAX. – The following is published editorially in the Goldsboro’ Rough Notes, and will doubtless deceive many ignorant persons. It is a shameful hoax, for every man of common intelligence knows that the President of the United States has issued no such handbill: -
Recruits Wanted. - The Memphis (Tenn.) Appeal says handbills, of which the following is a copy, have been posted up in that city:
10,000 Volunteers Wanted.
Able bodied Tennesseans can get employment at [$8?] per month, with jerked beef and crackers, in the ARMY OF COERCION, to FORCE their Southern brethren into Submission. None but Loyal Citizens to my Government and the UNION need apply. All good friends to the Union will not wait to be drafted for service in the government.
For further information, apply to my beloved friends and AIDS, andy johnson and emerson ethridge.
Com. in Chief U. S. Army.
Washington, D. C., March 4, 1861.
Postmasters and other officials are directed to post up these bills in some conspicuous place where they can be read.