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The Daily Dispatch: September 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Camp life in Texas--a Queer case of cholera. (search)
es for the army your agents were determining the price of bread, regulating the receipts for labor, and the interest on capital invested in agriculture. " Economy is the duty of the agents of the Government; but parsimony is officiousness of a very unpleasant sort; it is neither politic wise, nor just. Prices which do not repay the cost of production as well as a fair profit besides, are neither just nor judicious, when the purchaser has the absolute monopoly of the market. The "Tidewater" writer complains justly of the low prices of grain offered in his region of the State. They are notoriously unremunerative. For the Government to refuse to give more, is to refuse to give the prime cost of an article; is to rob the farmer of the portion of the cost that is lost by him. It is not only to exact the tax from him that is regularly assessed; but it is to exact from him an additional tax assessed in an irregular, indirect, and unjust form. To the complaint of the farmers