The Associated Press telegraphic Agency.
The card published below will explain itself to the public.
It would be superfluous to inform the public that Mr. Grams
, who has long been connect of with the Richmond
press, is a gentleman eminently suited to the position to which he has been appointed:
Richmond Nov. 4th, 1862.
A large majority of the daily journals in the Confederate States
have united to form an Associated Press for the purpose of securing a more efficient telegraphic news system, in accordance with the plan proposed in the circular of the Richmond
The new system went into operation yesterday; but a few days will elapse ere all of the contemplated arrangements are perfected.
To the full extent of the resources of the Association, agents will be appointed at every important point in the Confederacy
, and special arrangements will be made to obtain news from the army and from the North
In order that the amount of revenue to be expended may be definitely ascertained, publishers of journals which have united, or may unite, with the Association, will report to me without delay the amounts heretofore paid by them per month for Associated Press dispatches.
These amounts will constitute the basis of charges under the new system, and will not be increased unless the outlay for obtaining news and promoting the efficiency of the system shall exceed present anticipations.
The process of reorganization has occasioned a partial suspension of news dispatches; but the new system being now inaugurated, the Associated Press
will be supplied promptly, in future, with the current news.