t I do not doubt that you will voluntarily respond to this call, and fly to assist your brave brethren in this last struggle for home, country, and constitutional freedom, and secure forever, to ourselves and to our children, the priceless legacy bequeathed us by our fathers.
Your sister States are nobly responding by voluntary enlistment.
Let it not be said that it was left for Virginia to furnish her quota by resorting to a draft. F. H. Pierpoint, Governor. By the Governor: L. A. Hagans Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Yankee account of the Arkansas. Cairo, July 21
--The dispatch boat, which arrived at Memphis on Saturday, brings the following:
The reported escape of the rebel plated battery Arkansas is correct.
The affair took place on the morning of the 15th.
That morning, in consequence of reports brought by refugees that the Arkansas was about to attempt to run by the Union fleet, the gunboats Carondelet and Tyler and ram Lancaster started up the Yazoo