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2d. Here there will be but one of each, and only one set of books to be kept by the Registers for the entire department, so as to prevent an increase of clerical force. This is the system recommended by Alexander Hamilton, and adopted by the Government in 1728, by the appointment of only one Auditor; but subsequently changed. As a precedent, however, of the early and purer days of our once mighty Republic, it has received the reverence and sedition of the conscientious Secretary. Those steamer Lady Davis, purchased by the Navy Department from the Governor of South Carolina, was to-day paid for by the Government. She cost $32,000. The people here are amazed and mortified at the course of the recent traitors in a portion of North western Virginia. It is sincerely hoped that the toad spotted wretch, Carlile, the leader in the conspiracy, will be held swiftly accountable for the cowardly treason he is committing against the sovereign Commonwealth of Virginia. Montgomery.
ons of the second section of an act approved May 9, 1861, conformable thereto. And the said Contractors, Special Contractors and Mail Messengers, are required to for ward without delay the number of their route or routes, the nature of the service thereon, the schedules of arrivals and departures, the names of the officers supplied, and the amount of annual compensation for present service, together with their address, directed to the "Chief of the Contract Bureau, Post-Office Department, Montgomery, Ala." Until a postal treaty shall be made with the Government of the United States for the exchange of mails between that Government and the Government of this Confederacy, Post-masters will not be authorized to collect United States postage on mail matter sent to or received from those States; and until supplies of postage stamps and stamped envelopes are procured for the pre payment of postage within the Confederate States, all postages must be paid in money, under the provisions o
, under the command of Captain A. J. Lucas, numbering 100 good and true men; and I think in this company of old men, 75 good soldiers would offer their services to the State whenever the necessity occurs. They are determined to resist Northern aggression to the last. There is but one opinion among our people. Mr. R. D. Montague was nominated for the House of Delegates at our last Court. All parties met, and the nomination was made by acclamation. A man by the name of Enos Price was arrested last night for tampering with slaves. His tool, a slave of Dr. Otey, near Blacksburg, operated for him in stealing; but Price heard that Dr. Otey had a large sum of money in his house, and he tried to get the boy to join him in his hellish plot. This the slave could not stand, and betrayed Price. The circumstances are very strong against him, and he will be tried at next Court. The crops of wheat, rye and oats are fine — I think the best we have had for years. Montgomery.