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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. the speculators — probable Detention of S. W. Ficklin — death --Bishop Meade, &c. Charlottesvills, Nov. 18, 1861. The citizens of this town and vicinity complain bitterly of the extortions of the speculators in the necessaries of life, and especially in the article of salt. A sack of salt from the salt-works of Stuart in Washington county contains from 139 to 140 pounds, and this is called three bushels, and the moderate price asked and obtained per sack in this place last week was nine dollars. But it is to be hoped this state of things has come to an end, as one of our citizens on Saturday purchased in Lynchburg salt at $4 per sack. and to-morrow one of our merchants will leave here to purchase a sufficiency for all who desire it, and the price to the consumer is to be cost and freight. The speculators perambulate all neighborhoods to purchase everything they can find and then sell it at exorbitant rates, and yet
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