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Fireside Protectors.

--This organization is distinct from the old "Home Guard," and in no wise connected with it. It is constituted of nearly all the professions and trades in the city. Many of the members are clerks, with stout hearts and willing hands, and others are strong-armed and bold mechanics, who are ready to defend the firesides of Richmond with their hearts' blood. Indeed, most of the members are young men, whilst there are a sufficient number of older heads to direct and counsel. We understand that a petition will be sent to the next Legislature, to exempt the corps from military duty. So much for the "Protectors, " and now, if there is a man in the city who wishes to be prepared for active service, and yet is not disposed to join one of the companies in the First Regiment, let him come forward and enroll his name in the corps now being raised.

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