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Pensions.

We observe that in some of the Southern States provision has been made for paying the pensions of those of their citizens who were entitled to them under the old Government. We commend this subject to the consideration of those whose province it is to attend to it in Virginia. It seems eminently just and proper that the Southern widows and children of gallant soldiers should not be deprived of their pensions which they received under the old Government, by the action of the seceding States. The new Confederacy should stand to them in the place of the old, paying its just proportion of this, as well as other common debts, of the former Union.

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