previous next

Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
things in Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg, Va., March 19th, 1861.
Yesterday was an exciting time here, as it was the annual municipal election. Mr. Montgomery Slaughter was chosen Mayor. Last night his friends seemed very jubilant — so much so that your correspondent was several times interrupted in his slumbers by the shouting near his window.

Business is quite dull, and but little is being done except reading papers and talking about the probable result of our national troubles.

The Baptists have been holding meetings for a week, and when the weather would permit, the congregations have been very large. Next week, Bishop Johns, of the Episcopal Church, will be here. Fredericksburg abounds in churches, and the religious element is very strong.

The schools seem not to suffer from the crisis. Rev. Dr. Broaddus has the largest Female Institute here, numbering some fifty.

I have noticed for several days that very few persons are passing through on the cars. The travel seems almost suspended. Black Republican rule will likely injure the Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad more than any other in the State. But there are not a few here who are yet hoping that peace and harmony will be restored, and our country be one again. Mr. Goggin's secession resolutions created some sensation yesterday.

The Dispatch seems to be taken by nearly every family here, and is read with great interest.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (3)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Montgomery Slaughter (1)
Johns (1)
Goggin (1)
Broaddus (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
March 19th, 1861 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: