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Purchasing supplies.

--The committee appointed by the City Council to purchase supplies have found difficulty in buying grain and meats in the country, because of the unwillingness of farmers to receive Confederate Treasury notes in payment, they deeming the present currency less valuable than their produce. If this is really the cause of the scarcity, the Council may remedy the difficulty by substituting city bonds in payment at the market rates. Until the present currency is made a legal tender, or very much improved, parties who own nothing and need but little will not desire to horde it up, and therefore the reason for farmers declining to sell what they have to spare. True patriotism would dictate another course, but the love of money seems to override that of country and independence.

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