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The Daily Dispatch: October 8, 1861., [Electronic resource], Gun-shot wounds (search)
Expenses of the Yankee Government. --"Ion," the Washington correspondent of the Baltimore American, says that the war expenses of the Yankee Government are now stated, "upon Government authority," to be eight and a half millions per week, of $442,000,000 per annual. The ordinary Government expenses will reach $,000,000 at le
00,000 at this rate, amounts to $88,000,000. Pretty good work this for one year of war.
As some little anxiety is felt to learn how his interest is to be met, "Ion" condescends to last all inquirers know that if the war should continue several years, the Yankee war debt will not be greater, in proportion to their ability to pa heavier debt than the two most heavily burthened nations of which there is any account in all history, labor under from the wars and ambition of two centuries. As "Ion" proceeds his generalities grow into particulars.
At first he tells us that the Yankees can sustain this war for "several" years without incurring a debt greater i