Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
the twenty-second in Charlotte.
Charlotte C. H., Va., Feb. 25.
On Friday last, the Charlotte Riflemen
paraded, commanded by Capt. Thos. J. Spencer
, to pay due veneration to the memory of the immortal Washington
As the day was one suitable for the occasion, of course a large concourse of people assembled to witness the celebration.
Moreover, the occasion was rendered more pleasing by the appearance of a large number of ladies, who, no doubt, by their presence, sent a pleasing sensation through the frame of every soldier, and urged him on in the celebration of the birthday of Pater Patriæ.
About three hundred guns were also fired.
After having discharged the duties pertaining to such an occasion, the crowd dispersed.
Hard times have produced appalling effects here in regard to business, as well as elsewhere.
Property will now bring about one-third of its real value.
Much curiosity exists here in regard to the result of the proceedings of the Virginia Convention.
The majority of the people here are in favor of immediate secession.
does not secede, I hear that some of our inhabitants intend severing the ties that bind them to the Old Dominion, and also intend seeking homes somewhere within the limits of the sunny South