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A move in the right direction.

--The Mayor of this city has received a communication from the Firemen's Charitable Association of New Orleans, enclosing a copy of the preamble and resolutions lately adopted by the Directors of that Association, in which they declare a purpose to abandon the practice of expending money for the purchase of machinery and implements in the Northern States. As a matter of interest to our manufacturers, we insert the following:

Resolved, That the Board of Commissioners and the Chief Engineer of this Department, be, and are hereby urgently requested to have all hose, engines, hooks and ladders — in fact, all our various kinds of fire-apparatus, if consistent with their duties as custodians of our treasury, made and manufactured south of Mason and Dixon's line.

Resolved, That the Chief Engineer be, and is hereby requested to obtain the necessary information regarding Southern manufactories, and open correspondence with them; and

Resolved, That, to more effectually attain that object, copies of this preamble and resolutions shall be sent by the Secretary to every department known to us in the South.

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