From the Richmond Sentinel, 11/24/1863, p. 2, c. 6
Good Suggestion. – The employees of the Laboratory are about to perfect the establishment of a bake-house, slaughter-house and general store-house, where all the necessary provisions will be accumulated, and issued to the workmen and their families in part pay for their labor. The plan is a most excellent one, which, we understand, will go into operation in a very short time. There are employed at these works about twelve hundred persons, composed of females, men and boys.