[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Petersburg, July 9th, 1861.
The death of Judge Ellis
, late Governor
of North Carolina
, has cast a gloom over this community.
He died at the Red Sulphur Springs
last Sunday, of a pulmonary disease.
His remains reached this city to-day about 1 o'clock, by the South-Side Railroad, when they were received by a large number of citizens, military, Masons, &c. The procession formed, they took up the line of march to St. Paul's Church, where the remains were deposited until the departure of the Southern
train for Raleigh
, N. C. A detachment of the 6th Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers has just arrived from Raleigh
, who will act as an escort to the remains of their late Governor
The train which conveyed the remains of Gov. Ellis
, was draped in mourning from the egine to the end of the last passenger car, and in further respect to the deceased, business was entirely suspended throughout the city.
Several hundred volunteers from Georgia
has just arrived in this city, who were immediately surrounded by a committee of arrangements and escorted to Cool Spring Hill
, where refreshments of every description were in waiting for the hungry and thirsty soldiers.
It is due to the citizens of the Cockade
to say that no city in the Southern
country has been so liberal in their efforts to make the soldier, in passing through this city, comfortable and happy.
I regret to state that one of the Georgia
soldier's had his knee broken last night about 10 o'clock. Every attention was rendered him on his arrival here, and he is now as comfortable as could be expected under the circumstances.
The Rev. T. G. Keen
, the beloved and esteemed pastor of the First Baptist Church, has been confined to his room for several weeks by a severe indisposition; but I am pleased to say that he is improving and out of any immediate danger.
The new church of Rev. C. J. Gibson
will be opened on next Sabbath and services held in the basement; but it will not be dedicated until October, the building not being entirely finished.
The devoted and pious pastor deserves great praise for his untiring efforts in erecting this substantial and beautiful edifice of God.
Private Charles LeRoi
, proprietor of an extensive job office in this city, but now a member of the Petersburg
City Guard, at Harrison
's farm, near Norfolk
, has been promoted to Orderly
of Col. Weisiger
, of the Twelfth Regiment of Virginia Volunteers.
This makes the eighth promotion in this company since they have been stationed in Norfolk
A very valuable accession was made to Capt. Leath
's company of Rangers, better known as the City
Chain Gang, to-day, in the form of James Womack
Business is very dull in this city, and in some portions of the city the grass is, by measurement, 10½ inches high. J.