Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Politics — Religious Conference — Crops, &c.
Isle of Wight Co., Va., Nov. 3d, 1860.
Notwithstanding the extreme inclemency of the weather, there was a large attendance of the sovereigns at the great Breckinridge
mass meeting at the Court-House
, on the 30th ult. Unfortunately, however, the distinguished speakers who had been announced were deterred by adverse providence from being present--ex-Gov. Wise
by an accident on the railroad, and Mr. Leake
, we learn, by illness in his family.
The only address on the occasion was by Dr. Rives
, of Surry
The Eastern Virginia
" Conference is now in session in the adjoining county of Nansemond
This Conference is composed of churches embraced in the limits of this Congressional district, and represents about 2,500 communicants.
Though but little known in many sections, this denomination is one of the most numerous in this and adjoining counties, and has increased rapidly within a few years past.
The organ of the Southern
branch of the denomination is published at Suffolk
, and edited with considerable ability by Rev. W. B. Wellons
A neat church is now being erected by them at that place.
Our citizens have recently had the privilege of hearing the Rev. Mr. Toy
, a recently-appointed Missionary to Japan
He goes out under the auspices of the Portsmouth Association, and contemplates leaving in a few weeks.
is quite a young man, of extensive literary acquirements and eminent piety.
Our farmers are busily harvesting their corn crops and preparing for seeding wheat.--The corn and potato crops were, perhaps, an average — in some districts very good; in others, impaired by the drought, &c. More wheat will probably be sown with us than ever before.