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Fairfax C. H., September 6, 1861. I left Manassas Junction early this morning, and after a pleasant ride of four hours arrived at this place. Everything here is quiet and almost as little is known of the state of affairs on the Potomac as in Richmond. There is no excitement, no anxiety, and one can hardly imagine himself so close to two opposing armies. The storm which raged on yesterday has given place to fair weather, and now the air is cool and pleasant, and the day as delightful as heart could wish. A few moments ago I met an officer of the Washington Artillery, who was engaged in the little affair of Wednesday above Great Falls. Last week the expedition was planned to meet a movement of the enemy. The Artillery took position on Tuesday, and early Wednesday morning the Federals came up opposite. They were preparing to camp when first fired on, and after the first round brought their artillery into position for defence. Two or three shot in their midst caused
Fairfax-Court House, Sept. 6, 1861. "But bark! That heavy sound breaks in once more, As if the clouds its echo would repeat, And nearer, clearer, deadlier than before; Arm! arm! it is — it is the cannon's opening roar!" These lines of Byron — descriptive of the alarm which fell upon Belgium's "beauty and chivalry," when in the midst of voluptuous revelry the deep sound of the cannon at Waterloo broke upon their ear — are equally applicable to the inhabitants of Washington, when on yesterday morning the booming of cannon, not five miles from their city, was borne from our battery, firing into one of their large encampments at or near the Chain Bridge, and scarcely a mile from Georgetown. The cannonade commenced at early dawn and continued, at short intervals, until about 10 o'clock, A. M. It was heard here with loud distinctness, and gave rise to many excited conjectures. Many declared that Gen. Johnston had crossed the Potomac, had engaged the enemy in heavy force, <
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Fairfax Court-House,September 6th, 1861. To the people of Henrico and Hanover:--Fellow-Citizens — My duties as Captain of the Hanover Dragoons would prevent me from attending the approaching sessions of the Convention, and of the Senate; and as questions of vital interest to my constituency may arise in each body, on which they should be represented, I have to-day forwarded to the Governor my resignation of the seat in the Convention with which the people of Henrico honored me; and my seat in the Senate, the joint gift of my friends in Hanover and Henrico. I should have resigned my seat in the Convention previous to the late extra session, had I not supposed my practical acquaintance with the wants of our army might be of use in that body; but as it has no longer cognizance of those matters, that reason for my retaining the seat does not obtain. I cannot thus (in all probability forever) sever the connexion which has for some time existed between you and myself, without