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the subject of religion pervades the community. The increase in the circulation of this Dispatch in our m idst, I hope is some evidence of the growing appreciation of its views in this section. I hail it with joy as an omen of the future. Let Virginians support liberally Virginia papers, is my motto. I hope I do not trespass on your space to speak a word of our village. Our town has much improved in the past two or three years, and being the county seat of the great county of Rockingham, is of course something in its favor. It is easily approached from all directions, having three turnpike roads concentrating in it. The population is about 1,800, and for a healthy locality, for retired gentlemen, cannot be excelled. Within 12 miles, (west,) we have the famous Rauley Springs; four miles east, we have the Taylor Springs — which latter, if improved, would become a fashionable and paying resort in summer. We have good schools; two Methodist, two Presbyterian, one Lutheran,