Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
sale of Negroes and land — large crowd — the crisis. &c.
Louisa C. H., Feb. 13, 1861.
I have never seen a greater concourse of people at Louisa Court than were here yesterday.
The advertisement of ninety servants for sale brought many who are not in the habit of attending here.
One would hardly think of the existence of a financial crisis while seeing the high prices given for negroes.
One sold for some $1,300. Several went upwards of $1,200, while many brought from $00 to $1,000 a piece.
The people of this county are for secession, and they believe that we have nothing to fear if the Southern
people are united.
William M. Ambler
, sent from this county to the Convention
, is a strong man, and will ably reflect the feelings and opinions of his constituency.
Rev. A. M. Poindexter
, of your city, preached an eloquent sermon in the Baptist Church, at this place, last night.
He made an effort yesterday to raise funds with which to send out Rev. J. W. Jones
and lady, who reside here.
, and a few individuals subscribed $250. Rev. Mr. Jones
is eminently fitted for the work to which he has been set apart, and notwithstanding the difficulty of securing money for any purpose, we think he can be sent out to the great work of Evangeline the heathen.