[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]
a City of refuge — high Prices, &c.
Danville. Va., April 22, 1862.
The present appearance of Danville
reminds one very friendly of the cities of refuge spoken of in the Old Testament Scriptures
From of the frontier and seacoast of this State refugees are flocking to this point.
Already the hotels and private boarding-houses are crowded.
Not having anticipated such an accession to their population, the resident citizens had not laid in such a supply of provisions as would be sufficient in order that all may have enough.
Thus eatables sell very high, and the prices have an upward tendency.
But the country around is rich and fertile, and tobacco, which thus far has answered all purposes with the farmers, will give place to corn pork, peas, potatoes, and other articles more easily digested than the weed.