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[for the Richmond Dispatch.]Reflections on the battle-field. Bethel Church, June 15, 1861. "And Harold stands upon this place of skulls!" Not "the deadly Waterloo!" nor yet the grave into which freedom has fallen still-born from the loins of a vigorous young nation, in strides for the preservation of life and liberty, before the bayonets of a rude and licentious despotism! But on a new battle ground, almost within hail of old Yorktown, and dedicated to the same holy cause that made her victories memorable in the record of human achievements. From that consecrated field, where Washington received the oppressor's sword, and the genius of freedom felt that her shackles were rent asunder, came that gallant Southern band who met foemen of more than triple their numerical force, and drove them back in confusion and dismay.--Here, in a narrow defile of swamp and morass land, where three counties kiss each other, the "dashing Magruder" planted the standard of his country, and
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.fast day — special election — military matters — wheat crop, &c. Clarksville, Mecklenburg Co., Va., June 15, 1861. The Fast Day appointed by the President of our Confederacy was generally observed here All places of business were closed, and religious services performed at the Baptist Church, by the Rev. Mr. Bray, morning and night. The sermon in the forenoon was preached from second chapter of the Prophet Joel, twelfth and thirteenth verses. The race for the Convention between E. R. Chambers and J. G. Boyd was a spirited one, and resulted in the election of the former by a small majority. Considering that the editor of the Tobacco Plant was not so well known in the lower end of the county, and had to make a canvass in ten days, his friends think he made a fine run. Out of about eight hundred votes he received three hundred and forty-eight. Dr. Smith was not a candidate. Captain Wood's Company, the Carrington Guards, are now<
Executive Department,Richmond, June 15, 1861. By order of the Convention, the following ordinances of that body are published for general information. George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. No. 28--An Ordinance for the Prevention and Punishment of Offences against the Commonwealth. Passed May 1, 1861. 1. Be it ordained by the Convention of Virginia. That in addition to the powers now vested in the County Courts, they shall have power to establish a regular police force, who, being first qualified by taking the oath of fidelity to this Commonwealth, and to discharge the duties devolved upon them, under this ordinance, shall be authorized to apprehend and carry forthwith before a justice of the peace for the county, any person whom they shall have just cause to suspect has violated any law of the State in regard to tampering with slaves, inciting them to rebel or make insurrection, or to escape from their owners, or has attempted to commit any such