Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
the spirit of '76 in old Louisa.
Trevillian's, Louisa Co., April 29, 1861.
It seems to me that every man, woman and child in this county is ready to go at a moment's warning to meet the enemy.
Besides several volunteer companies, we have in nearly every neighborhood home guards, who are ready to serve their country anywhere, and at any time.
An offer of a hundred able-bodied negro men has been made to Gov. Letcher
, to do whatever His Excellency
may ask of them.
The colored people are as ready to fight their Black Republican enemies of the North
as to eat their meals when hungry.
This is the way our negroes feel, and old Lincoln
and his fiendish emissaries will find themselves as much mistaken on this point as did old John Brown
, who, in my opinion, was a far better man than any one of those now at the head of the Government
Well, let them come:
the spirit of '76 yet burns in the hearts of our people, and the God of Nations and of Battles still rules among the armies of heaven and among the sons of men.