The guns at Bellona Foundry.
We publish the following correspondence, since it contains some information upon a subject of engrossing interest at the present time:
To the Editors of the Dispatch:
--Enclosed I send you the copy of a communication received this morning from the Secretary of War
, in relation to the ‘"Bellona
guns."’ In as much as the exciting scenes in our Legislature.
as well as the street gossip, concerning them, have engaged a considerable share of public attention, this letter may possess some interest for your readers.
A desire to prevent a conflict between the citizens of Richmond
and the United States
authorities, in removing them to Fort Monroe
, prompted me to request the Secretary of War
to countermand any orders he might have issued for their removal.
J. M.McCue. Yours, respectfully,
War Department, March 28, 1861
--I have had the honor to receive your favor of the 26th inst., for which please accept the thanks of the Department.
No order has been given for the removal of the guns at the Bellona Foundry
, to Fort Monroe