Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
secession feeling — heavy rains, &c., &c.
Campbell Co., Va., April 17, 1861.
Last Saturday our candidates met at Concord
, and exchanged a few fires in the presence of a large concourse of the sovereigns.
Until within a few weeks, this county (including Lynchburg
) has been for Union,
but a mighty revolution has taken place, and the secession feeling is sweeping everything.
The people see that every fair and honorable effort has been made to save the country, and that our Northern friends (?) have despised us the more, and that nothing is left us but to join the glorious Southern Confederacy, whose flag already waves proudly over the valleys and mountains of this region.
The war news was received Saturday afternoon, and produced much feeling.
The rains have come upon us in torrents, and much of our rich low-lands has been washed away.
The farmers say that they have not been so much behind-hand for many years.
On account of the continued rains, scarcely any ploughing has been done.