From the Richmond Sentinel, 3/30/1865, p. 2, c. 7
THE CAPITOL, during the recess of the Legislature, has undergone renovation and improvement in several respects. The old carpets have been replaced by new ones; the rotunda floor has been rubbed up as bright as a new pin; and the Confederate and State free negro groceries and gingerbread and peanut stands were not disfiguring and encumbering the place yesterday.
These improvements give the Capitol a free, easy and comfortable air compared with the winter establishment. But, how long will it remain so? The defilements of tobacco juice on the clean floors were commenced yesterday. Persons who know not how to use tobacco, should abstain from it altogether.