To the Editor of the Dispatch:
In your paper of to day you publish from the Atlanta Register
a complimentary notice of Hon. J. W. C. Watson
, the new Senator
elect from Mississippi
. Mr. Watson
is a native of Albemarle county, Va.
, and a graduate of the University
For a short time after graduating (1830 '31) the practiced law in Charlottesville
, and then removed to Abingdon
, where he successfully practiced his profession for several years, and then went to Mississippi
He is an upright, pure, noble-hearted, honest son of the Old Dominion; conscientious, charitable, and eminently a Christian man, having been a zealous and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, and an ardent friend of Sunday Schools from his younger days, certainly since 1828, when the writer of this first became acquainted with him. In former polities he belonged to the Whig school
He is a brother of Egbert
, who has represented Albemarle county
in both the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia
In his earlier days he ways fluent, eloquent.
and attractive in his speeches; a ready writer, a diligent student, pleasant and accomplished in his manners and intercourse with all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
That he will render good and efficient service to the Southern Confederacy, the acts of his whole lite give sufficient guarantee.
was at one time, I think, associate editor of the Charlottesville Advocate,
and is not now "and old man." He may be 55 years of age.