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Virginia State Convention.thirty-seventh day. Thursday, March 28, 1861. The Convention assembled at 10 o'clock.--Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Willis, of the Baptist Church. Voice of the people. Mr. Carell, of Nelson, presented a series of resolutions adopted by the citizens of that county, in favor of immediate secession. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Equality of taxation. The Convention proceeded, in the order of business, to consider the resolutions of the gentleman from Monongalia, (Mr. Willey.)--Mr. Turner, of Jackson, who was entitled to the floor, being absent, Mr. Early embraced the opportunity to make a correction of the report in the official organ of the Convention, the Richmond Enquirer. Mr. Turner having by this time arrived, took the floor, and continued his speech in favor of an ad valorem tax on slaves. He argued its necessity, in order to the maintenance of the credit of the State. While repudiation was staring us in t
The Daily Dispatch: March 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], A New Type-Setter. (search)
A New Type-Setter. --Willis, in his last letter to the Home Journal, says the machine "to insert a pig at one end and grind out sausages at the other" is really "slow" in comparison with the new invention for setting types — a visit to which was the object of one of his recent walks in New York: "Alden's type-setter not only can set types as fast as eight men, but distributes, or restores to their places, the same amount by the same process — an auto-recuperation of outlay, which it is wondrous to believe (for an editor, at least,) may be a possible principle of Nature! "The type-setter is worked like a piano, by playing on keys — the mere touch on the key, for the letter a, for instance, being instead of the old fashion of taking up that letter with the fingers, turning it right end up and right side front, and putting it into the line, to be adjusted with spaces. It is a revolving table of brass — the machine — worked by the smallest steam-power, and the cost is ab