Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
letter from Savannah.
Savannah,Ga., March 30, 1861.
has become one of the necessaries with the Virginians here.
I am truly glad to see that the Dispatch
has taken such a very prominent part in the glorious secession cause.
Will not Virginia
do the right thing?
Is she going to err for once, and join the Northern States
, in opposition to her Southern sister States?
We are patiently waiting every day to hear the good tidings that the Old Dominion is herself again.
The Southern Confederate States
are standing with open hands to receive her. It is a noticeable fact, to see so many Virginians
here — men of all occupations — who are afraid that Virginia
will not secede, and are here looking for business pursuits, who will all quit Virginia
and join the Southern Confederate States
I heard from a very reliable source, that he knew of two large wholesale houses that were going to leave Virginia
and move to Georgia
, and I yesterday received a letter from a very prominent physician in Isle of Wight county
, who writes, ‘"I am desirous to move to your State, or some of the Southern Confederate States
, for I am determined to join the South
, and I cannot do it by remaining in Virginia
— which, I regret to say, for the first time, I am ashamed of my native State, and one, too, which I could hail with pride."’ And he adds; ‘"I do not know but what Virginia
will drive many of her citizens into the Southern Confederate States
by her tardy negative actions about seceding, and going with her Southern sister States."’
Our merchants are all busy filling country orders, which have for the last two or three years been going North, and they are holding strong inducements, for their trade was never better than at present.
We are enjoying regular May weather.
The thermometer in our store stood at 80 deg. to day at 12 M.