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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
William and Mary preparing for War — arrest, &c.

Williamsburg, Va., Jan. 9th, 1861.
The students of William and Mary are now forming themselves into a military company, in order that they may be prepared for the seeming contest. They will, if war comes, prove themselves worthy of their brethren of the Revolution, ever true to their rights, not only to those of Virginia, but those of the South. Whatever stand Virginia takes in the "pending crisis," whether for Union or for dissolution, they will vindicate the honor and rights of the Old Dominion. The city is still conservative, and hold, out for Union. The "Junior Guards," a military company here, seems prepared for war.

A man was arrested here a few days ago, and confined in jail for expressing his abolition sentiments. He was, however, after two or three days seclusion, taken out and blacked with a solution of the alternate of silver. His expenses were then paid to Norfolk, whence he will be forwarded on to New York, which place he calls his home.

It has been raining all day, and the streets are very disagreeable. O. K.

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