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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Items of News from the University of Virginia.

University of Virginia, Dec. 27th,
Upon receipt of a telegram by "The Jeffersonian," this evening, saying Fort Moultrie had been burned by the Charlestonians, not a little excitement was manifested. The McKennie Rifles fell in to a man, and several rounds, in honor of the event, were fired.--Great enthusiasm was shown by Carolinian students.

The Colonel of the 88th Regiment of Virginia Militia is now in town, attending to military duty, and if the Legislature think it necessary to put the militia on a war footing, I will guarantee the Colonel can and will have six hundred men under arms in one week's time — that is, providing the State will furnish them arms.

Alexander Galt's statue of Jefferson will be inaugurated on the 13th of April, and will be placed in the Library.

Mr. Wm. A. Pratt, formerly of Richmond, is architect for the University, and has made many handsome and useful improvements here since his appointment by the Board of Visitors. X.

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