The Staunton Vindicator, March 29, 1861, p. 2, c. 5
"Mr. Bennet, one of the financial . . ."
Mr. Bennett, one of the financial officers of the State, has already called for an increase of 20 cents in the one hundred dollars on the present rate of taxation. If the policy of the submissionists is adopted, and Virginia becomes a part of the Northern Confederacy, her negroes will be transported South. This will remove one source of revenue, and then the taxes on lands, &c.;, will be doubled! Think of it, farmers--"Submission," or what is called "Union," will drive four hundred millions of taxable property out of the State, and force your farms and stock to bear the increase of taxes consequent thereupon. Do not be deceived, people of Virginia! We must go with the South as against the North, and the sooner we take our position the better.