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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in Middlesex county. Jamaica, May 23, 1861. To-day has been a day of excitement in the old county of Middlesex--every man, both civil and military, has been moving. Be assured that we are fully up to the times in every respect, and a larger vote was never before cast in the county. Our people are fully aroused, and are fast making every preparation for the defence of our homes and our firesides. Volunteer companies are springing up in all directions. We have at present four regularly organized companies, and others forming. With a suffrage of not more than four hundred and twenty, we have ready for action now, at a moment's notice, three hundred and fifty men enrolled as volunteers, besides a large home guard. Can any county beat Middlesex? All we want are good arms, and when any of Lincoln's horde shall dare desecrate our soil by a tread of their feet, they will meet a foe who know how to maintain their rights. Give us
eration of the order, for the reason that that State has not formally seceded. This course of the Postmaster General is under the act in relation to the subject passed at the last session of Congress. The contractors will be immediately notified of this decision. The mails for the South, from Washington, were stopped at the crossing place by the Federal troops, and were returned to the Post-Office here. the Northern account of the Affair at Sewell's Point. Washington,May 23, 1861.--The following official report of the action between the United States steamer Star and the Sewell's Point battery, on the 19th inst., has just been received: U. S. Steamer Star,May 19, 1861. Flag Officer S. H. Stringham, Commander of the Home Squadron: From the time I reported to you yesterday, I kept a strict watch on the movements of the enemy in and about Sewell's Point battery. Several noises were heard during the night, but not distinct enough for me to trace the