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The Daily Dispatch: March 18, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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example. There are hundreds of rich men in our community who can afford to give from $500 to $5,000 each, and not miss it. I propose, therefore, that a subscription shall at once be set on foot, a proper committee appointed, and the fund thus collected be spent in constructing a vessel, under the supervision of such officers as may be designated by the Navy Department. The vessel to be named "Richmond." I will give 82,000 towards. Who seconds the motion? We are struggling for everything that is dear to man: our lives, liberties, families, property — all dependent upon the issue. The young men are baring their bosoms to the foe. Let the old men, and those whose purses are plethoric, pour, out the life-blood of their riches as freshly as our brave soldiers do their's upon the battle-field. By carrying my proposition into effect, we shall not only benefit the republic at large, but will secure an additional defence to the city of Richmond. Very respectfully, Blankon Duncan.