Our correspondence is so heavy that we condence some portions of it. A letter from Caroline county, Va.
, informs us that a Confederate flag was raised at Guiney Depot on the 28th.
The halyards were drawn by ladies, some 200 of whom were present; and another at Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg co.
, on the 18th dec'd A large meeting was held in Roanoke county
last week, at which the following incident occurred:
arose and read a call from the volunteer company of Salem for $400 or $500 to presure uniforms, and at the same time proposed that he would give $500 to be divided among the families of those who should fall in battle.
This liberal offer was received with three cheers for Bass
proposed to give $50, and, if need be, $100, to aid in raising the amount asked for. Elijah McClanahan
, proposed to be one of ten to raise the money.
Dr. J. B. Harding
said he would be one of ten to make up $1000 to arm the county.
Mr. Madison Pitzer
proposed to subscribe $200 for the same object.
A subscription was then taken up, and a number of other gentlemen subscribed most liberally.
The ladies of Lynchburg
have volunteered to do any sewing necessary to equip the troops from that city.
They have already furnished quantities of lint and bandages.
Rev. Mr. Wheelwright
, Presiding Elder of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and resident of this place, has avowed his purpose of offering his services to Virginia
He is ready to take his musket and fall in to rank.
This reverend gentleman received a military education at Lexington, Va.
, and is impelled by a high sense of consclentious duty in paying back to Virginia
the debt of gratitude he feels due her.
At Hampden Sidney College a company of students are about to be organized, with the Rev. J. M. P. Atkinson
of life College, as Captain
, and they will be ready to go at the first sound of the bugle.
They intend to show the world that, as a College, they are not unworthy of the two glorious and immortal names — Hampden
papers have the following:
We are requested to state to the ladies of this city and vicinity, that any aid they feel disposed to render in the way of bandages and old linen for making bandages, for the benefit of our gallant troops who are called away to fight the battles of Virginia
, will be most thankfully received.
We feel that we will not make this appeal in vain.
The various companies of our city made all preparations yesterday, and now hold themselves in readiness for departure to the seat of action at any moment.
It is fully expected they will be ordered away this morning.
Things in Portsmouth
The following proclamation of the Mayor
of Portsmouth, Va.
, is published:
To the People of Portsmouth:
--As your Chief Magistrate
, I deem it my duty to urge upon you the necessity of avoiding, as far as possible, any excited discussion at this particular time.
Remember that liberty with law is the greatest blessing on earth — without law, it is chaos and confusion.
It is all important at this time that every one shall conduct himself quietly and with that true dignity characteristic of us as a people.
Our interests are in common and our destiny one, and it behooves us quietly to await the final action of our old mother and to be prepared to obey her
behests, and to enforce the orders of the constituted authorities.
In the meantime, while making preparations for defence, commit no improper act, and remember that the laws must and will be enforced.
Geo. W. Grice
contains the following proclamations from the same magistrate:
Prepare for Defence.
--The undersigned respectfully requests all citizens not subject to military duty, who are willing to unite for the protection of their firesides and to act as a local police force or patrol when the volunteers are called into camp, to report to him their names this (Friday) afternoon, from 4 to 7 o'clock, at the office of the Merchants' and Mechanics' Savings Bank.
G. W. Grick, Mayor
A company of-youths from sixteen to eighteen yars of age proved their efficiency at Charleston
Such a company will be valuable for our defence.
Young men who wish to organize such a company will please.
hand me their names this (Friday) afternoon, at the Merchants
' and Mechanics
' Savings Bank, between 4 and 7 o'clock.
G. W. Grice
All persons not members of any volunteer company, who wish to join either Artillery.
Infantry or Rifle Corps, will please report their names to me this afternoon between 4 and 7 o'clock, at the Merchants
' and Mechanics
' Savings Bank.
G. W. Grice
papers of Saturday have the following items:
and staff arrived here this morning and made their headquarters at the Atlantic Hotel
. Gen. Taliaferro
will take command of all the Virginia
troops in this section.
of the various military companies waited on the General
this morning, for the purpose of reporting their strength, condition, &c., and for receiving orders.
The busy note of preparation is now going on, and it is cheering to patriotic hearts to see the alacrity with which our noble soldiers respond to the call.
Those who have the management of affairs have not been idle, and much has been done that the uninitiated know nothing of. But we warn the people against a too free expression of their opinions and a too public discussion of our affairs.
There are spies among us, and until we get hold of them let us keep our tongues still.
has issued orders to Dr. Simpkins
, the Collector
of this port, not to accept any draft from the U. S. Government, or to allow the removal of deposits, or anything else from the house.
was informed, that without his word to that effect a file of soldiers would be sent down.
Of course, the worthy Doctor
acknowled the order, and things will remain in statu quo.
We are sorry to learn there is no money in the Treasury.
Boats from the Navy-Yard
have been busily engaged in taking the soundings and bearings of these obstructions — under the guidance, it is thought, of some person along shore, who witnessed the operation of placing them there.
The patriotic lady of Lieut. Miligan
, late of the Revenue service, has organized a force of young ladies, and will proceed at once to make grey flannel shirts for the N. L. A. Blues
, which are to be substituted for their handsome uniforms.--Day Book.