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It is possible that many of us may have to choose between abject submission and death, or exile. Thousands have already given up their homes rather than remain even under the temporary despotism of a tyrant. Wendell Phillips, and the persecuting mob whom he represents, may see from these examples that there are no sacrifices which brave men will not make rather than become slaves. The Southern Confederacy and its armies embrace tens of thousands of noble citizens of Maryland, Northwestern Virginia, and Kentucky, who have left the dear homes of their childhood, and have determined never to look upon them again except as freemen. Exile has no terrors compared with the intolerable degradation of being subjugated by Yankees. It is hard to give up one's native land; but, in our own country, men often voluntarily relinquish it for the more purposes of enterprise and money making. Much more readily will they leave the South when it ceases to be the South, and with a more generous
quently and they demonstrated on the part of business meting general, that one conducting operations for a different plan is accounted the wonder of a community. We have been led into the remarks by a circumstance which lately name under our immediate observation. The exorbitant prices demanded for the necessary article of salt having attracted the attention of our enterprising and go-ahead townsman, Mr. Charles B. Roues, that gentleman dispatched an agent to the Salt Works, in Southwestern Virginia, with insidious to buy 1,000 sacks, to be furnished this customers and the poor of the town at as lowest price as possible. Owing to the destruction of the bridges on some of the roads, and the occupation of others in transporting Government freight, only a portion of the salt has reached Star-burg. On its arrival there he following telegraphic correspondence editor place: Steeping, Nov. 28. C. B. Rouss — There are 100 aks of salt here of yours, and I am offer one thousan
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nd 50th Districts. The resolution was taken up and the question being on the adoption of the same, it was, on motion of Mr. Neeson, laid on the table. Cancelled Treasury notes. On motion of Mr. Newman, the following joint resolution offered by him some days go, was taken up: Resolved by the General Assembly, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Second Auditor, and Register of the Land Office, be, and are hereby, constituted a Board to examine the Treasury notes of the State of Virginia which have been or may hereafter be redeemed and cancelled, and also the Register of the same, and if found correct, shall superintend the burning of the same, and certify on the Register the execution of the duty herein imposed; and the same Board shall perform the same duty in relation to the cancelled notes of the independent banks of this State returned to the Treasurer's Office. The resolution was adopted and ordered to be communicated to the House of Delegates. The hour