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Kanawha Valley; and there must be something done for this people. Let the enemy once cross Pock's ferry, only 12 miles West of here, in the absence of a force here on our part, and I warn you it will cost us blood and tears as a Government. A suicidal Legislature may appropriate the paltry sum of 830,000 to clean out New river for batteaux, but let the Government strip this section of all protection, and allow scouting parties of the enemy to come and search their homes, as they did for Gen. Beckley the other day, and follow up such recognizances with armed occupation, and then they will improve the sluice navigation of New river. The army of the Peninsula could not more than remove them from here then. Mock not, deceive not yourselves, ye men of Richmond, ye deaf men of tide-water Virginia, ye officers of our associated. Government, with the delusive dream that Floyd's retreat means Rosecrans in winter quarters. The wet weather is gone. The mud that locked the wheels of our can