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we have there an inexhaustible mine of wealth. Leaving the timber out of the question, a large quantity of which is now being shipped to Europe, its mineral resources are unlimited, and are naturally located under the most favorable auspices. All that is requisite for their development is energy and enterprise. Were you to give them yor personal attention, the question would immediately present itself, why have they remained so long concealed? In Wood, Ritchie, Harrison, Taylor, Preston and other counties that might be enumerated, there are inexhaustible bodies of iron ore and coal laying almost contiguous, but for the want of the necessary means of transportation, they are comparatively useless. Iron could be manufactured as cheap, if not cheaper, in many of our western counties, than in any other section of the United States. Such, at present, is the want of facilities for bringing it into market, that it is impossible to compete with establishments more favorably
Whatever expenditures of money, if any said Commonwealth of Virginia shall make before the Union, under the Provisional Government as above contemplated, shall be consummated, shall be met and provided for by said Confederate States. this Convention entered into and agreed to, in the city of Richmond, Virginia, on the twenty-fourth day of April, 1861, by Alexander H. Stephens, the duly authorized Commissioner to act in the matter for the said Confederate States, and John Tyler, Wm. Ballard Preston, Samuel McD.Moore, James P. Holcombe, James C. Bruce, and Lewis E. Harvie, parties duly authorized to act in like manner for said Commonwealth of Virginia — the whole subject to the approval and ratification of the proper authorities of both Governments respectively. in testimony whereof, the parties aforesaid have hereto set their hands and seals, the day and year aforesaid, and at the place aforesaid — in duplicate originals. Alex'r. H. Stephens, [Seal.] Commissioner