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The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], Provisions for the army — Responses to the President's address. (search)
y — Responses to the President's address. The people are responding to the President's address on the subject of provisions with a patriotic alacrity which equals the enthusiasm that character and the opening of the war. In Albemarle and Amelia counties, in Virginia, and Warren and Franklin counties, North Carolina, meetings have been held to arrange for carrying cut the plan suggested by the Secretary of War. In many other counties in both of these States meetings are about being held for the same purpose. In the Dan river country — the celebrated tobacco region of North Carolina--little or no tobacco is to be planted, and corn is to be put in every field. The county of Amelia, in this State, being applied to ascertain how much provisions she is able to let the Government have, has, in the short space of one week, handed in the following list, which will be largely increased ere it is completed, 1,429 pounds bacon, 1,130 barrels of corn, 2,500 bales of provender, and 93 ba