test chance) the requirements of the occasion will be such as to demand a full and free use of the Executive prerogative by Gov. Letcher.
The following prisoners were released on yesterday: Alonzo C. Turner, sent by Lynchburg Circuit Court in 1857, for 18 years, for murder in the 2nd degree; Bartholomew Maloney, sent in 1852 by the Circuit Court of Augusta county for 40 years, as principal and aider and abettor in the commission of a rape.
He was convicted in 10 cases, 4 years each; Frank Green, free negro, sent for 5 years by Middlesex County Court, for larceny.
His time would have been out to-day.
Nathaniel M. Dudley, sent by the Circuit Court of McDowell, for one year, for forgery; James Halcombe, sent by Greenbrier Circuit Court in 1858, for 5 years, for murder in the 2nd degree; Uriah Cherry, sent by Norfolk Circuit Court, in Oct., 1851, for 18 years, for murder in the 2nd degree; Henry D. Croft, sent by the Floyd Co. Circuit Court in 1861, for 3 years, for voluntary mans
re artillery engagement took place just after the charge, between a section of Pegram's battery and a battery of the enemy, at a distance of 500 yards. Our pieces were splendidly served, and the fire was spirited and effective.
The black scoundrels in the service of the United States continue their work of vandalism in Prince George county, on the south side of the Appomattox.
On Wednesday night and Thursday morning they burnt the dwellings of Marinas Gilliam, Dr. Theo. Gilliam, and Frank Green.
Surely, a day of retribution is in store for these wretches, whose sole object seems to be to plunder and destroy the property of unoffending citizens.
A dispatch from Gen. Beauregard states that matters remained quiet on the Southside yesterday.
From the Blackwater Region.
The Yankees, under Major Gates, made a raid into Nansemond county last week and arrested Col John R Copeland, Dr Philip Corbin, Richard Knight, and Robert E Riddick.
The last-named was a member of the