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The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
was commanding such exorbitant prices as placed the article beyond the means of a large class of the people, and especially the private soldiers of our army who had left families at home, I determined to visit the salt work in Washington and Smyth counties in form myself as far as it was possible to do so by observation and inquiry, and then adopt such course as the law authorized and the necessities of the people demanded for their relief. If the wants and demanded of our people cannot be ful of the State. This explains why the legislation on this important subject was confined to the Eastern counties. The States of Georgia. North Carolina, and Tennessee have commenced the manufacture of salt at the worked in Washington and Smyth counties. The State of Alabama is making the necessary preparations to commence the manufacture, and in the course of a month will be making about 500 bushels per day. Each of the other States is making about this quantity daily, and in the course of