Domestic Resources of Virginia.
have been so long in the habit of applying as with certain necessary articles, and many of them believe we cannot produce them ourselves, and have even succeeded in impressing numbers of our own people with the belief.
In their estimate of the value of our own productive industry, as contrasted with that of the South
, they habitually enu numbers of articles for which they have hitherto found a market only in the Southern States
There is not one of these which we cannot produce as well as the Yankees
, and but very few that we cannot produce a great deal better.
Let us enu few of them.
--Why should we be dependent on the Yankees
We have all the materials for making them here, and we have a of workmen.
have driven our shoemakers out of the trade, for the simple reason that they had to pay no duties and the market was free to them.
It will be managed differently hereafter, we hope amounting to a prohibition will be not only on Yankee shoes, but on everything Yankee.
Ready Made Clothing.
--By means of the trade which they have heretofore en the Yankees
have almost entirely supplied our tailors.
A very useful portion of has thus been materially damaged, if not entirely topped off. It was a very easy for the Yankees
to do this.
Immense establishments, with immense capital in New York, had nothing to do but to their surplus production here.
Our merchant tailors, of course, could not stand it.-- Yankees paid no duties, and had the market to themselves.
This business, is pretty effectually broken up for so far as the Yankees
Heavy duties will soon teach them that their day is over.
--Strange to say, our people have almost forgotten that the rivers and ponds in Virginia
ever freeze over.
It was not so in This city was supplied by ice-cream
from the neighborhood, and there was always plenty of it. Country ice, from Pa and a cry familiar to the ears of many But "Paradise" was not place from which "country ice" could ed. There were a plenty of ice-cream
all around the town, in every direction.
deluge buried them, as it buried everything else.
Let warning be taken . Let every man who has a farm dig house, and fill it to the top.-- Yankees will not send any more ice here we hope, if there is any virtue in pre
--It has always been, a subject wonder and secret to us that our allowed the Yankees
, to monopolize for this important article the existence of the first as a re to the whole farming interests of the Where upon earth is there a finer for the production of bay, than that around us, from the ocean to the Allegheny
Surely not in Yankeedom, on the of New Hampshire
, or the stony Massachusetts
If the Yankees
cannot have as bales, and make a large profit farmers on the lower part of on the York
, and on the Rappahannock
Ship transportation is of all, and they have it as much as the Yankees
The dis atively so short that we think the country accessible to the ca even that on oads could come into competition.
But now, to this war, one producers will have to with one another.
The Yankees the track, and we hope they will to come back upon it. Let forth their whole strength in The article can be made a source profit.
This may the known from the quantifies the Yankees
have been of seeding here.
It costs less la other crops, and it can be grown the State
Gentlemen farmers, wipe
--Here is another article for which dependent upon the Yankees
, that along the while extent, in Richmond
, thousands upon acres, every-one of which could into an orchard.
It is notori the Virginia
grown apple excels the apple in flavor so greatly, that there between They have nothing that approaches Albemarle
pippin, though apple when Albemarle
was at the forest, our Prior
's red, our apple, our limber ig, and a dozen It is well known that the apple trans to this climate, ac which it never has on its na The finest specimen of apples ever our fair, came, we believe, from where there are thousands of or are all through that country.
own apples, and do not fear that the Yankees
will compete with producers.
--We have the finest soil and in the world for the growth of potatoes, and we have allowed the Yankees
to Let it be so no longer.
but a few articles, we have extended the list indefinitely.
that the Yankees
supply us with ourselves, and let us fall to it like men who accept their position, not afraid to look it in the face.
We were favor of a trade as free as possible with let us, if we can, put an all future intercourse with Yankees.
say we, discriminate against load down their commerce until it the burthen.
They deserve this war they are waging against