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--When a certain leading class of merchants in any town are not doing much in the money-making line, it is customary to say that times are dull. Even the ‘"pending conflict,"’ however, cannot ward off all approach of the busy season in Richmond. The merchants, or at least a large proportion of them, are doing something. This we are at liberty to say from the lively rattle of vehicles and the throngs passing over the streets and sidewalks on yesterday. We never saw the accessories to ‘"business"’ more energetic in demonstrations than on the occasion referred to. One mercantile firm in this city sold on Tuesday, we are informed, $10,000 worth of goods. Now, if Richmond can stand up under the pressure of existing circumstances, what cannot she do when peace is restored and we are cut off from the diseased part of our late common country? She will be the Manchester of the Southern Confederacy. Her natural advantages will, with the addition of acquired auxiliaries, make her in a few years a great city. It is so written, and no earthly thing can hinder it. ‘"Away with melancholy."’

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