ssing the opinion of all present that the ardent devotion to the success of our cause which prompted and inspired that request, suffered no diminution in its translation into Mr. Offutt's an assuming but eloquent language.
The meeting was immediately organized into a corps of defence of the city of Richmond at such time and in such manner, but not to conflict with the proper discharge of their official duties, as would be indicated by the Secretary of War, through whom its services, on the above conditions, are to be tendered to the President.
The following officers were elected: John L. Harrell, Captain, Alabama: B. Fuller, 1st Lieutenant, North Carolina; J. Frank Boone, 2d Lieutenant, Maryland; T. P. Atticus Bibb, 3d Lieutenant, Alabama.
We learn that similar movements are on foot in the other Departments.
This speaks well for the patriotism of the civil officers of the Government, whose official duties are often more laborious than the severest routine of active camp life.