Convention Economy

February 17, 1868


The Convention is continuously producing more and more ridiculous resolutions with no real progress being made.


Convention Economy. We observe that the Convention is very liberal with its printer. Every resolution, however ridiculous, is awarded the dignity of print. This is extravagance. Some days absurd propositions are introduced so abundantly that one would almost suspect that there was a plan for cutting out work for the printer. The exhibit of the cost of reporting alarmed them-especially the "Old Virginny niggers," who are not yet educated in the morality of fleecing the treasury; but when they learn the cost of printing, including the needless and useless reports of the debates, they will be alarmed once more. That is a matter that may kindle a little fire. Look to it!
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