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--We are informed that fresh batches of shinplasters are about to be launched upon the community, thus proportionately increasing the number of resident law violators. Richmond has hitherto borne a good reputation, but we fear that she will soon exhibit a sadly disfigured record. It is the belief of many intelligent persons, however, that the Grand Jury, which meets next month, cannot neglect to notice these gross infractions of law, and we are encouraged to hope that the most stringent measures will be adopted for the suppression of a practice which is not only illegal, but injurious to the character and credit of the city. Repeated warnings may yet induce our citizens generally to repudiate this so-called currency, which has a tendency to drive specie and good bank paper from circulation, and to lead — as similar issues have in times past — to difficulty, panic, and loss, involving in universal mistrust the good and sound, as well as the mischievous and vicious currency of the country. Our merchants and other business men would perform a beneficial service by holding a meeting and giving a public expression of sentiment in regard to the great evil.

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