t of the militia for local purposes was made in this county a few days since.
Since then a stampede of negroes from the vicinity of Chuckatuck has made the necessity of these drafts even more apparent than before.
The blockade is developing in our midst a spirit of mechanical enterprise cheering to every patriot heart.
At Windsor, in this county, an extensive leather and shoe manufactory, for which a charter has already been obtained, will soon be in operation.--At the Logan cotton mills, near the Court-House, the proprietors have made a large accession to their force, and are turning out an immense quantity of yarn and various kinds of fabrics.
The mills at Factory Hill, for some years idle, are being speedily repaired by a Petersburg company, who are projecting extensive improvements, and will soon have them at work.
Pork is selling for $11.50 to $12, though in small quantities.
A cargo of corn from North Carolina is unloading in the Black-water at 56 cents. Rusticus.