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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs in Mecklenburg.

Clarksville, Mecklenburg co., Va., April 26th, 1861.
Yesterday was a brilliant day, both in respect to weather and military display. The militia forces of the Upper Regiment turned out in large numbers. The Boydton Cavalry, Capt. Goode, made a splendid show. This company is composed of the real fighting grit of the county. The Clarksville Blues, under Capt. Finley, however, took the palm. The proficiency in drill which this capital company has attained under the skillful tutorship of Capt. Finley, evokes the most cordial praise. The Captain has been offered promotion, but prefers to stand by his "boys."

After the muster, a large crowd collected in front of B. D. Morton's store, and called lustily for a speech from E. R. Chambers — That gentleman appeared, and among other good things, said that no propositions for peace could now be listened to by the South, and no adjustment made, except dictated by us at the foot of Washington's Monument.

Col. Eaton, of North Carolina, responded most zealously to the call made upon him. --He said that North Carolinians ran "powerful" at Guilford Court-House, but they intended to show Virginians how they could stand fire in this fight. As to Virginians, he declared that they could never be conquered. They would fight, in his opinion, gloriously and unbeatably.

A note for $8,000 has been made by our wealthy citizens, and the Exchange Bank will cash it, for arming and equipping our volunteer companies.

A large list, for the benefit of the needy families of volunteers, has been raised. Capt. R. Y. Overby, Richard Russell, and William Townes, have shown great liberality.


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