Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
fine Crops — Military spirit and patriotism in Halifax.
I have just returned from a trip over the Danville Road
, and can truly say I have never seen such a prospect for a corn crop — In fact, old farmers assured me there had been no such prospect for twenty years. The impression was general that corn would not sell for more than 30 cents per bushel.
The wheat crop was fine also.
Tobacco generally late, but looking well.
Being at Halifax Court last Monday, I saw a good many of the substantial farmers of the county, who are subscribing liberally to the produce loan; and in regard to the direct tax bill, while many regret the necessity, still they will cheerfully do any and everything to support the independence of the Southern Confederacy.
I was gratified at the military fever still raging in old Halifax
— although she has already sent some thirteen or fourteen companies to the tented field, still others are in course of organization.
On Tuesday morning, Capt. T. S. Flournoy
's company of cavalry left the Court-House
, and may be expected, here on Friday morning. They are a gallant set of men, and under such a leader as Thomas Stanhope Flournoy
cannot and will not fail to make their mark.
There is one other item and I will close — The interest manifested by the ladies for the welfare of our brave volunteers now in the field, is worthy of all praise.
In the family in which the subscriber has enjoyed unbounded hospitality on more occasions than one, the ladies have determined to give to the volunteers one hundred pairs of good yarn socks, and have fifty pairs already knitted.