From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/31/1860, p. 1, c. 6
Mechanics' Institute. – The interesting exhibition at the Institute closes to-night. The list of premiums will be read, and we hope the attendance will be large. Doubtless many will avail themselves of the last opportunity to visit this pleasant resort. The glass-blowers will offer their best prices; the band will perform their best music; and everything will combine to make the evening agreeable to the throng.