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The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Virginia, or Merrimac: her real projector. (search)
mmended the substitution of two-inch plates. The third proposition made by me was to pierce the shield for bow and quarter ports, for you had omitted them, leaving four points of approach without fire. An accident to the engine, propeller or rudder would have placed the ship at the mercy of an antagonist; and this alteration was made. The fourth alteration was the removal of the wheel-ropes—chains— from beneath the plates outside, where they were liable to be jammed by a shot. Mr. Robert Archer was present when I called your attention to this liability. The alteration was not made, however, until Lieutenant Jones called your attention to it a second time. The fifth alteration was the making of two additional hatches—your plan of detail providing for only two. The sixth suggestion was that arrangements should be made to permit the use of small-arms. You were left to your discretion, but a plan was given, if you could not think of a better one. You replied at length; t<
Virginia Central Agricultural Society --In publishing the names of the Executive Committee of this Society, there was an important omission, and we therefore republish them in a corrected form. They are J. L. Davis, Wm. H. Richardson, Sr., J. N. Powell, Fendall Griffin and Sherwin McRae, of Henrico; Wm. B. Stanard, of Goochland; Wm. M. Harrison and John A. Selden, of Charles City; Wms. C. Wickham, of Hanover; H. O. Cabell, B. W. Haxall, Ro. Archer, Robert Edmond and Charles Dimmock, of Richmond; and R. B. Haxall, of Orange.