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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Affairs in Western Virginia. Mercer Co., Va., June 17, 1861. We are contiguous to three counties here — Mercer, Raleigh and Wyoming--and have made up a company of volunteers, to organize tomorrow, from the three counties, a majority of which are of this county, but all are unanimou
rleston if they wished to go there,) as to how the company shall be called, each member wishing his county to have credit of his services.
There are as many from Mercer as both the other counties, consequently a majority would be in favor of calling it a Mercer company, but for fear of having to rendezvous at Lynchburg; they think there is fighting to do in the west, and they wish to be employed, as all are good riflemen, and can each furnish a rifle.
Either county (Mercer or Raleign) would uniform them if she could have the credit of the company; but either, I suppose, would be unwilling to uniform the citizens of another without it. This is no time for