The Southern States of America
.--The representative of a Liverpool house has engaged a number of engravers, lithographers, and copper-plate printers, to proceed to the Southern States
They have been engaged for three years, and are to receive each from three to six pounds per week.
So secret was the whole affair managed, that none of them knew how they were to be conveyed to their destination, nor what particular “business” they were to carry out, nor who were the real employers.
All they were informed was that they were to be ready to start on Friday night last, and that a certain firm in Liverpool
would guarantee their wages and expenses, they having power to break the bargain at the end of any of the years.
Is is surmised that they are to be employed in a confederate states
government printing-office, to print paper-money.
North-British Mail, Feb. 1862.