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lie and sulphur ones abound profusely, for ten or fifteen thousand dollars' worth of sulphur. This would enable them to make all the preparations requisite for an extensive manufacture of this valuable requisite of war. The lead mines of Wythe county are inexhaustible, and large quantities are manufactured. They have been continually worked since the Revolution, and the lead is of the finest quality and unusually celebrated. There is no limit to the supply. There are large iron foundries in Wythe. No better iron is found in the world than the Graham iron of Wythe. It is admirable for gun-barrels; and cannon made of it undergo the severest tests that are applied to heavy ordnance. Thus is Southwest Virginia a great arsenal of the South for the munitions of war. They make powder, balls, and guns from home material, and can furnish them in any quantities with a little help from capitalists. Nor is it deficient in the more important department of good fighting men. Th