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Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death. 2 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 31: the Chinese-Wall blockade, abroad and at home. (search)
ul investment to realize from fifteen hundred to two thousand per cent. on its first cost. Still, even this profit as against the average of loss-perhaps two cargoes out of five-together with the uncertain value of paper money, left the trade hazardous. Only great capital, ready to renew promptly every loss, could supply the demand-heretofore shown to have grown morbid, under lost faith in governmental credit. Hence sprung the great blockade-breaking corporations, like the Bee Company, Collie & Co., or Fraser, Trenholm & Co. With capital and credit unlimited; with branches at every point of purchase, reshipment and entry; with constantly growing orders from the departments-these giant concerns could control the market and make their own terms. Their growing power soon became quasi dictation to Government itself; the national power was filtered through these alien arteries; and the South became the victim-its Treasury the mere catspaw — of the selfsame system, which clear sigh
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXII. November, 1863 (search)
pture of Hoke's and Haye's brigades. They were on the north side of the river, guarding the pont de tete. There is no excuse, no palliation. He said it was likely Meade's entire army would cross. This had been sent by the Secretary to the President, who indorsed upon it as follows: If it be possible to reinforce, it should be done promptly. Can any militia or local defense men be made available?-J. D. Gen. Whiting writes that he has refused to permit Mr. Crenshaw's correspondence with Collie & Co. to pass uninspected, from a knowledge of the nature of previous correspondence seen by him. The Northern papers state that Mr. Seward has authorized them to publish the fact that the French Government has seized the Confederate rams building in the ports of France. I have written Custis Lee, the President's aid, that but one alternative now remains: for the President, or some one else, to assume all power, temporarily, and crush the speculators. This I think is the only chance
The Army Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association and Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society acknowledge the receipt of the following contributions for the soldiers in the field and hospital during the month of October, viz: From Mrs. James Steger, of Cumberland, two pairs of socks; from Miss M. L. Thompson and other, of Wytheville, one hundred pairs of socks; from Colonel H C. Cabell, two hundred bushels of corn; from C. H. Ford, of Confederate States Armory, $50; from Mr. Williams, $20; from Mr. Collie, of Lon- $4,333.33; from Rev. D. F. Sprigg, $100; from F B, $75; from Treasurer of Providence Aid Society, $15; from Sush, per J. D. K. Sleight, $10; from Mrs. Gshun, per J. D. K. Sleight, $10. The Committee request contributions in money and supplies for the benefit of soldiers in the field and hospital. Socks and yarn are specially required. Contributions should be sent to Roger Martin, Superintendent, or to William P. Munford, Chairman of the Army Committee.