To the Working men.
--Listen! Let us ask you a few practical questions: Who gives Messrs. Rham
, Talbot. Archer
orders for machinery, and thus enables them to pay you your wages?
--the Railroad Presidents
, the Sugar Planters
and Cotton Growers of the South
Where would you be, and where would the manufactures
be, without the patronage of the South
You, in this monetary crisis, would now be idle on the streets, and Richmond
lose her position as the manufacturing city of the South
Do our manufacturers get any orders
from the North?
Why did the Lester Sewing Machine
establishment locate itself in this Southern town?
what will be the effect upon the minds of Southern men,
, &c., when they see submissionists elected from a city whose very existence is dependent upon Southern traffic and Southern patronage?
Ponder on these things, and you cannot fail to appreciate and act
upon your honest convictions.
Are not the Northern
manufacturers your rivals and competitors?