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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), The Blacksmiths and the Merrimac. (search)
nment. Since then we have come in possession of a list of the workmen who thus proffered their services, which we take great pleasure in transferring to our columns. It is as follows: We, the undersigned, blacksmiths, finishers, and strikers, agree to do any work that will expedite the completion of the Merrimac, free of charge, and continue on until eight o'clock every night; or any other work that will advance the interest of the Southern Confederacy: Blacksmiths and Strikers. Jas. A. Farmer, M. S.,David Wilkins, Chas. Snead, 1st Foreman,Jas. Wilbern, Wm. T. Butt, 2d Foreman,Wm. Reynolds, Pat. Parks,Walter Wilkins, Jno. West,Thos. Kerby, Jno. Cain,Samuel Davenport, Jas. Watfield,Jas. Larkin, H. Tatem,Lewis Ewer, Wilson Guy,Jno. Davis, Miles Foreman,Jas. Watson, Sen., Hugh Minter,James Flemming, Jno. Green,Samuel Hodges, Thos. Bloxom,Alex. Davis, Jas. Mitchell,Thomas Guy, Joseph Rickets,Smith Guy, Thos. Franklin,Michael Conner, Jas. Patterson,Wm. Perry, Wm. G
Commodore Forrest's Reply. flag-Officer's Office, Dock-Yard, Gosport, Va., Jan. 11, 1862. Sir: The Commandant has received the proposition from the blacksmiths, finishers, and strikers of this yard, offering gratuitously to work until eight o'clock every night on the Merrimac, in order to expedite her completion. He embraces an early occasion to express his high appreciation of the loyalty which influenced them in making this tender of their services, affording evidence, if any were wanting, of their patriotism and zeal in the discharge of their duties. If it should be found necessary to require their services as expressed, they will be duly notified by the executive officer of the yard. Respectfully, your obedient servant, F. Forrest, Flag-Officer, etc. Mr. James A. Farmer, Master Blacksmith, N. Y. G. --Norfolk Day-Book, Feb. 6.
atement of the condition of affairs North and South, and, altogether, as a tame affair — a combination of falsehoods, bunglingly put together by the vulgar despot, and varnished over by the cunning third-rate Yankee statesman, Seward. Mr. James A. Farmer, of this city, has been appointed by Commodore Forrest, master workman in the blacksmith department of the Navy-Yard. I doubt not the selection will prove highly judicious, and of great advantage to the Government. Mr. Farmer is a veMr. Farmer is a very experienced and ingenious skillful mechanic, of great industry, decision and firmness of character, and will doubtless exert himself to the utmost of his ability in advancing the interest of the Government, in all matters in any way connected with his important department of mechanical operation in the great national establishment over the river. In this particular branch of the public service the veteran Commodore will find in Mr. F. a valuable and faithful coadjutor, and he has evidently c