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The State muskets.

A voluminous correspondence has passed between the Executive of Virginia and the authorities of the Confederate States, occasioned as we understand it, by the appropriation of the State arms by the latter, without getting due credit therefore. The probability is that a mutual understanding will be arrived at, and that in the distribution of arms the value of Virginia's contributions for carrying on the war will not be lost sight of Up to the 2d of November last the Ordnance Department of this Commonwealth had issued 10,000 percussion muskets, (U. S.,) and 50,000 Virginia flint-lock muskets, beside 10,000 flint lock arms, which she received years ago from the Federal Government. The process of altering the flint locks to percussion has been and still is very rapidly carried on.

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