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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
from Louisiana.

St. Francisville, La., June 14.
A brief note from this good State may not be unwelcome to some of your readers. The material interests of the people hereabout are in a prosperous condition. The crops of corn and cotton are promising a fine yield, and if the season continues to be propitious, there will be no lack of necessaries to man or beast during the next year. The planters, aware of their obligations to make more certain provision for those dependent upon them than usual, have planted more corn, and seem to be disposed to do their part of the work. It is shooting well, and if the showers (which begin to be a little needed in some quarters,) are favorable, it will soon fill out finely.--Peaches and other fruits are ripening, and all the late vegetables are nearly ready for table use.

All eyes are turned anxiously to Virginia and her distressed homes find many sympathizers here. Volunteers by regiments are leaving for the war, and those who remain are preparing to meet the invader. We are cheered to hear of our success thus far. Every heart is filled with pride and pleasure at the flattering reception the Louisiana companies have received in Richmond. Upon their banners no such motto as ‘"Booty and Beauty"’ can be found; but ‘"Virtue and Valor."’ in characters of living light, may be traded on every fold.

The day of ‘"Fasting and Prayer"’ was observed here, and all seem to feel that our only hope is in God. May His smile cheer us in this dark hour !


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