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rhaps hired a substitute, who, for a pecuniary consideration, agreed to be shot at in his place. Such men are found everywhere throughout the Confederacy, and it is time something were done to put an end to their money making business. I have been investigating this subject in the hope that I would be able to make some practical recommendation that would check if it did not eradicate this evil. In the first volume of the Revised Code of 1819, page 551, I find an act which was passed in 1777, entitled "an act to prevent forestalling, regrafting, engrossing, and public vendues," which, with very slight amendments, would, if re-enacted, check in a great measure this growing evil. I invite your attention to it, and recommend that some similar act be passed at this session. The finances of the State are in a highly prosperous condition — much more prosperous indeed than could have been anticipated under the circumstances which surround us. The enormous demands made upon the tre
id. Governor Letcher, after calling attention to the condition of our railroads, (a most important subject,) passes a lofty eulogium upon Gen. Jackson. We wish he had closed it with a recommendation to appropriate $200,000 to the use of his wife and children. If ever the State was bound in honor and justice to take care of anybody whatever, it is thus bound to take care of those who were nearest and dearest to Stonewall Jackson. The Governor raises the old cry against extortioners, attributing to these men (whom we are not disposed to defend) the evils inevitably resulting from a depreciated currency. If he can only prevail on Congress to curtail the redundant currency, until it is cut down to the proper amount necessary to serve the country, he will get rid of "extortioners, forestallers, regretters," and all that sort of cattle at once, without reviving the law of 1777. If he cannot do this penal laws cannot do it. Improve the currency, and the extortioners will fall.