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Dog-hair stockings.--We have seen a curious specimen of knitting, wrought by a lady of Norfolk, and sent to the President, with the following note:

I send to President Davis a pair of socks, knit entirely of the curls taken from my little pet, a lapdog. I do not send them for their beauty, or for the use of them; but only as a slight evidence of Southern independence and home manufacture, both of which every Southern heart should endeavor to obtain and encourage. With every wish for your future health and happiness, I remain, very respectfully, yours,


The ingenuity of the work is remarkable; and although the socks may not be quite so soft as silk, they nevertheless possess the advantages of durability and warmth. The ladies of the South are showing a praiseworthy determination to turn every thing to account. We notice that one in Tennessee has produced a very superior article of cloth, woven from cotton and cow's hair, spun together, which the papers pronounce a very good substitute for wool. It gives us pleasure to notice these evidences of what the people are doing to thwart the inconveniences of the blockade.--Richmond Dispatch.

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