[for the Richmond Dispatch.]
Beverly, Va., June 16, 1861.
To the Editors of the Dispatch:
Having recently seen in the Dispatch
what purported to be a correct statement of the affair a Philippi, by J. W. Spalding
, I take this means of saying that Mr. Spalding
's statement is entirely incorrect and unreliable.
in the case will, I hope, soon be made public by the action of a Court of Inquiry, which I have solicited.