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From Centreville. a visit on picket — Germantown and Fairfax C. H.--a foraging expedition beyond Fairfax C. H.--the ladies, &c., &c. [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Centreville, December 9, 1861. It fell to our lot to go on picket on the morning of the 3d inst. It will be remembered what a bitter cold day that was — overcoats were quite acceptable, and with them the body did not keep in that degree of comfort which is desirable. We did not know when we started where we were going — to what post — but as soon as we got fully underway on the pike we knew we were going to Germantown, a distance from our encampment of nearly seven miles. It fell to my lot to go on the first detail to the outpost. I went on about four in the afternoon, and was relieved about dark. We had to walk our post in order to keep warm, or more correctly to prevent our limbs from becoming benumbed. I was truly glad when I heard the "relief" coming around, tramping upon the fro
From Jefferson county. the speculators — find weather — close proximity of the Yankees — Unexplained firing--Col. "Porte Crayon" Strather. [correspondence of the Richmond' Dispatch.] Charlestown, Jefferson Co., Va., December 9, 1861. Having read in your paper several articles upon the extortion practised on the Southern people by speculators, I must add a few words to the general condemnation which these selfish and rapacious men undoubtedly deserve. It is a lamentable fact that in all times of public distress such characters are always to be found, and who, in seeking their own advantage, and striving to gratify their inordinate passion for wealth, become hardened, until they are proof against all natural feeling, and can with easy consciences make victims alike of rich and poor, citizens and soldiers, forgetting how these last have come from their homes in every part of the South and offered themselves, with their strong arms and stout hearts, in defence of t<