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eness and capability those of the United States. This state of affairs has only been brought about by the most persevering assiduity on the part of those entrusted with the important work of getting them up. The Laboratory Department is under the charge of Capt. W. N. Smith, formerly in the employment of the United States, who was called from Washington by Gen. Dimmock to establish a Laboratory Department for the States in Richmond, and has been in the performance of the duties since February 1st, 1861. The State works were afterwards turned over to the Government. The State and Confederacy were badly off at first for ammunition or the means to make it. There were no buildings, tools, materials, or operatives. At first a small number were employed, who were practically instructed until they could be entrusted with the completion of the work. Next the Laboratory tools were gotten up, the department organized, and the number of operatives, as the necessity arose, increased to six hu