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The Daily Dispatch: may 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Home manufacture of percussion caps. (search)
Hon. W. C. Rives. The Petersburg Express, mentioning that Mr. Rivers passed through Petersburg, Saturday morning, on his way to Montgomery Alabama, says he was introduced to a large number of the citizens by his personal friend, Dr. Thos. Withers, of Petersburg city. Mr. Rives expressed the most ardent devotion to the South and her institutions, and especially to the old mother of us all — Virginia--God bless her ! He was for the Union, as were thousands of others, so long as there was a pr of the citizens by his personal friend, Dr. Thos. Withers, of Petersburg city. Mr. Rives expressed the most ardent devotion to the South and her institutions, and especially to the old mother of us all — Virginia--God bless her ! He was for the Union, as were thousands of others, so long as there was a possibility of preserving it, but now that Virginia has resumed her sovereignty, and allied herself with the glorious Southern Confederacy, Mr. Rivers is for her first, last, and all the tim