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From Lynchburg.

[Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Lynchburg, Va., August 30, 1861.
Rumors of skirmishing, such as preceded the important battles which have been fought, still continue to reach us, which leave little room to doubt but there will be sharp work, if not hard fighting, in more than one quarter; if, indeed, a big fight or a long foot-race does not take place before these lines appear in print. All we can do, however, is to wait as patiently as we can until movements are consummated and results attained, as it is not prudent to make public all we may learn in relation to war matters, particularly when it is from a reliable source.

In local affairs we are gliding on smoothly and quietly, while unusual good order prevails throughout the city, which speaks well for character and orderly deportment of the large number of soldiers stationed here. The unusual quantity of rain which continues to fall from day to day is the subject of frequent remark. Its effects cannot be otherwise than very injurious to the forward corn, as it will cause it to sprout — while late corn will also be seriously injured, as the growth will be so rapid that no time will be given it to fill.

Two fine companies from Bedford arrived here this evening. If my recollection serves me right, these will make fifteen companies which that gallant county has sent forth to battle in the cause of our country.

Camillus Christian has been elected discount clerk in the Exchange Bank, (this city,) vice J. S. Cowan, resigned. Mr. Cowan is a Northern man, and was not disposed to take the oath required by Congress — and has left for the North.

C. M. Blackford has been elected Captain of the Wise Troop of this city, now in the army of the Potomac, in the place of J. S. Langhorne, promoted Major.

We again had the satisfaction (?) to miss reading last Tuesday's Dispatch, as Mr. Reagen's mail failed to bring the bundle for this city. The question is, what becomes of these packages after they are mailed? Who knows? Don't all speak at once.

O. K.

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