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SUSTAIN THE MANUFACTURERS OF THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY !

PHILIP RAHM, EAGLE MACHINE WORKS,

RICHMOND, VA.,
Continues to Janufacture PLANTATION MACHINERY of the

most substantial and workmanlike character.

Stationary and Portable Steam Engines

OF ALL SIZES, WITH EITHER FLUE, CYLINDER OR TUBULAR BOILERS. Improved Circular Saw Mills; Corn and Flouring Mills; Shafting, Pulleys and Belts for Gin Houses; Shingle Machines; Circular Saws; Artesian Well Machinery,

Etc., Etc., Etc.

In addition to the Prizes already received from various Mechanical and Agricultural Associ. ations, including the Gold Medal of Honor (worth $100), from the old United States Agricultural Society, which was the most valuable Premium ever offered in this country for a PLANTATION ENGINE, we were awarded the First Premium, a Gold Medal, by the Virginia Central Agricultural Society, in October, 1859, for the best PORTABLE FARM ENGINE; and at the sume time the highest prize, a Gold Medal, by the Virginia Mechanics’ Institute, for the best PORTABLE ENGINE,

References can be made to Planters who are now using P. RAHM'S Machinery, in every section of the Confederate States. A Mississippi Planter writes me as follows:

Yazoo River, Carroll County, Miss., November 15, 1859. PHILIP RAHM, ESQ., Eagle Machine Works, Richmond, Va.

DEAR SIR: The Portable Engine (25 horse-power) and Circular Saw Mill, purchased by me this year from your Agent in New Orleans, performs admirably, and I have no hesitation in commending your machinery to those who may want to cut lumber to their hearts' content, and do ginning and grinding in double-quick time, and that with entire safety, with ordinary prudence and care.

Many of my friends contemplate availing themselves of your efficient labor-saving machines the coming year.

Your's, respectfully,

WILLIAM BOOTH. An Alabama Planter writes:

Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Ala., November 7, 1859. MR. P. RAHM:

MY DEAR SIR: The Saw Mill and Engine (20 horse-power) I bought of you last July, has been in operation for some time; never did I expect to see anything of the kind perform so well; it is perfection! We can saw from 5,000 to 10,000 feet of inch boards per day-nice, smooth lumber. I shall want another Engine next year for my Home Plantation; will let you know when to ship it. Would like to have the same mechanic put it up, as he is one of the most attentive and energetic men I ever saw.

Yours, truly,

JO. ROBINS. A large number of similar testimonials may be seen at my office. Full printed catalogues sent by mail when requested.

Every piece of Machinery fully guaranteed, and experienced Engineers sent to erect same when desired.

Address P. H. TAYLOR, Agent,
Office Eagle Machine Works,

61 St. Charles Street, New Orleans.

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(The publication of the following article, prepared in April last, has been delayed from unavoidable causes.-Editor.)

Hopes of early European recognition or of intervention in the matter of the blockade, which were at times raised very high, are dashed to the ground by the course of recent events, and by the Commissioner who has returned." It is well that we are at last satisfied upon this important point, for nothing was so necessary to arouse everywhere the

spirit of the people and to bring forth their strength and resources. Expectation of foreign aid has proved to be as disastrous as futile, and

now, as in every other period of history, the demonstration is made that

“who would be free,

Themselves must strike the blow.” We accept and will improve upon the lesson.

1937

was

*We heard Mr. Yancey's speech and conversed with him fully at New Orleans, on his return from Europe. He regarded an early recognition as improbable, and thought that nothing would be done in reference to the blockade, whilst it possible to sustain the cotton manufacturers from absolute ruin.

Great Britain w regarded it a fair opportunity to build up her own cotton interest, and would not

be grieved to see America exhausted in the contest. Neither side had any number of real friends in Europe. The North was hated and despised. Much ignorance prevailed in regard to the true state of things at the South,

It was

not believed that the Government could be reconstructed. The radical party favored reconstruction to save themselves at home. France would

sooner than England. The cotton question would in the end prove potential. Objection is made to Mr. Yancey's declaration that the tariff and not slavery caused the revoJution. A profound analysis will show that he was right. Had

the South not resisted and defeated this unequal legislation, the anti-slavery party would never have gone beyond its original contemptible proportions. It grew up

from that struggle.

VOL. VIII.-NO. I. 1

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