From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/13/1864, p.1, c. 6

State Rice. – Messrs. Spots & Harvey have received the rice purchased by the State and will commence the distribution at their store this morning. Each family can obtain one pound and a half for each member, at the rate of fifty cents per pounds, for their own consumption. Persons applying will provide themselves with the right change to prevent trouble and delay.

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