Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs in Albemarle county.
Charlottesville, May 6, 1861.
At a meeting of the citizens of Albemarle county
held to-day, (Court day) Thomas Wood
was unanimously nominated for the House of Delegates.
He served in the Legislature at the recent called session, and is an ardent, determined Secessionist and States-Rights man. Mr. Wood
accepted the nomination, and pledged his services, his fortune and his life to Virginia
and the South
The following resolution, offered by E. R. Watson
and recorded by R. H. Carter
, was also unanimously adopted:
That the County Court of Albemarie be earnestly requested to appropriate not less than $50,000 for the purpose of equipping her citizens for the defence of the State
, or to be applied in any other way which the Court
may deem expedient, and which may be authorized by law.
Our county candidates are W. D. Hart
, State Senate; Frank Minor
and Thos. Wood
, House of Delegates.
There is no other ticket in the county.
All are, and have been, straight out Secessionists.
It was also proposed to raise by private subscription $50,000 for the same purpose, and a committee of four in each Magisterial District, to consist of the Justices
, was appointed to circulate subscription papers for this object.
Several persons present subscribed $200, $100 and $50. A resolution was also adopted requesting Judge Field
not to hold the spring session of the Circuit Court.
One of our citizens, C. D. Everen
, formerly of Pennsylvania
, gives $500 to arm and equip the volunteers of this place, $500 to the State
, and authorizes the Governor
to draw on him one hundred times for the same amount, if necessary.
The ladies in town are busily at work making uniforms and other necessary clothing, &c., for the volunteer companies.
In one neighborhood in this county every man but four, for a distance of several miles, has joined a volunteer company.
Can Abe Lincoln
or any of his minions ever conquer and subdue such a people?