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e battle of Manassas which would have re d by a substantial recognition of supe- His name has never been men- editorially that we are aware of, and yet and his battery" must have become to every Southern render as house He will be astonished now to see of him; but after all the noise his have been making, it is no more that some faint echo should come This gallant and enterprising of the most distinguished of the Virginia Military Institute, after the secession of Virginia Governor Letcher was looking for a suitable person to command a the Potomac, the Superintendent of recommended Capt. Walker. has shown the wisdom of the ap- command of a company, to equipment Mr. John Purcell and liberally contributed, Captain at once proceeded to the neighborhood Creek, at which, and other the Potomac, he has been engaged in half a dozen battles with the enemy's and tendered the most seasonable and in defeating every attack they have batteries. The marches he with his a
hless invaders from their soil. It is their duty to punish the enemy, and make him feel their power and know their resources. To have the ability to perform this duty, we must see than our soldiers are cared for and made efficient. It will warm the soldier's heart to know the old Commonwealth is interested in his welfare, and is busying herself in earing for him. It will nerve the patriot arm to feel that it has a watchful eye at home, mindful of all its wants and ready to supply them. Feeling that this appeal from the Executive in favor of our volunteers will be responded to fully and promptly by a generous people, I confidently await the result. Given under my hand, at Richmond, this 22d day of August, 1861, and in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher. N. B.--Manufacturers of cloths in Virginia will please furnish the Executive with samples of such cloths as they may be able to manufacture and the quantity they can furnish, with the price demanded.