Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Arming in Amelia.
Amelia Co., Va., Jan. 5th, 1861.
Since "Incog's" disappearance from your columns our county fails to be represented in the Dispatch,
and lest his failure to keep you posted should be construed into a state of non-progressiveness or inactivity on our part, I venture to send you a few items of news.--Our county is thoroughly aroused on the "goose question." There are scarcely any amongst us now who do not say this question must be settled before we stop
--no compromising or backing down about it. There was the largest gathering of the citizens of our county, alter the adjournment of our last County Court, I have ever seen assembled here, and amongst the resolutions passed, was one asking the County Court
to issue bonds in a sufficient amount to purchase arms for the volunteers of the county.
having been summoned for this purpose, entertained and passed the resolution of the previous meeting unanimously,
and issued bonds, payable in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years, which were voluntarily endorsed by numbers of our wealthiest and most influential citizens, and I have but little doubt the committee have succeeded ere this in getting them cashed, and will very soon make arrangements for the purchase.
Our county is getting thoroughly organized and police regulations established in each of its magisterial districts, and we are caging every straggler that cannot give a very satisfactory account of himself, especially if he says "k-e-o-w
" or "o-r-s-e
I learn that the Rev. Richard McIlwayne
preached a very eloquent sermon on Thanksgiving day, at the Court-House
, in which he dealt some heavy blows at "wickedness in high places," and assigned it as one of the probable causes of our national degeneracy.
The day was generally observed, and services were held at most of the churches in the county Scribe.