At a meeting of the Caroline
Light Dragoons, at Caroline Court-House, on the 1st inst.--Capt. Henry H. George
presiding, and E. C. Moncure
, acting as Secretary
— a check for $250 was presented the company from Mr. Geo. Taylor
, of King William; whereupon the following resolutions of thanks and compliment to the liberal and patriotic donor were unanimously adopted:
- 1. Resolved, That in acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Taylor's check, we tender him our sincere and heartfelt thanks for his kind and generous consideration of our company, the substantial evidence of which proclaims the sincerity of his devotion to the cause of our mother State; and that we recognize in Mr. Taylor a man of eminent public spirit and true patriotism--one worthy to be a bright exemplar to the fathers of the land.
- 2. Resolved, That Mr. Taylor be elected an honorary member of this company.
As a further instance of Mr. Taylor
's liberality, we may mention that he has also given $950 to Capt. Wm. R. Aylett
, of the ‘"Taylor Grays
,"’ King William county
, for the use of that company.
papers chronicle the following evidences of individual patriotism:
Mr. Jos. Cloyd
, of Pulaski
, has authorized the Governor
to draw on him for $10,000, and says his whole fortune is at the service of the Governor
Capt. Robt. Gibbony
, of Wytheville
, has agreed to uniform the ‘ "Davis Chargers"’ himself, and furnish two horses for the use of the company.
He also gave to the Grays upwards of $100, and proposes to give each company now in the county and which may be hereafter formed the sum of $50. In addition to these liberal bequests, he, too, reposes to give his entire estate for the defence of Virginia
Mr. Gordon C. Kent
is another praise worthy example of liberality.
He gave upwards of $150 towards uniforming the Grays, furnished three fine horses to the Cavalry company, and gave assurance to a number of married men that their families should be provided for during their absence.
He expresses his willingness to sacrifice his all for the common defence against the fanatic horde of Abe Lincoln
What Wythe county is doing will be seen from the following:
,"’ one of the first companies called into service, numbers upwards of 90 men; the ‘"Davis Chargers"’ 54, the Mt. Airy Company 80, the Wythe Minute Men
about 60, the Wytheville Rifles 42--making in all upwards of 300 men. The portion of the county now included in the county of Bland
will also give a good account of itself.
The Valley Sentinel gives a cheering account of the military ardor prevailing in Botetourt county
The 48th Regiment made a fine parade at Fincastle
Says the Sentinel
The turn-out is said by old men to have been the largest seen for many a long year.
Well done for the old 48th.
We will back it against any regiment in the State
Already it has a band of soldiers in the field.
Four more have the full complement of men, and are eager for the fray.
Three in addition are in progress, and when five hundred are mustered in the field, who will not say the 48th has done its duty?
The ladies of Fluvanna
lately presented a Confederate flag to the military of the county, at Chapel Hill
A correspondent informs us that.
‘"When the signal is given to march to Fortress Monroe
, or anywhere else, Old Flu. will have as many gallant soldiers in the field as any county in the State
, comparatively speaking.
The cry is 'To arms!' and the language of all is 'Give me liberty or give me death!'"’
An immense meeting of the true men of Harrison county
was held at their last Court, at which resolutions were adopted pledging the county to the cause of Virginia
in the present crisis of her fortunes.
Brigadier General Cocke
, in his address to the people of the Potomac Department, uses the following language:
"At this moment hosts of armed men profane by their insolent presence the city, the grave, and the memory of Washington
, whilst an unbroken stream of thousands in arms violate the soil of Maryland
, and murder her citizens in their march, to reinforce and occupy the Capital
"And for what?
The Capital has never been threatened; it is not now threatened; it is beyond, and outside, the limits of the free and sovereign State of Virginia
has not openly and according to the usage of civilized nations, declared war on us. We make no war on them; but should Virginia
soil or the grave of Washington
be polluted by the tread of a single man in arms from the North
of the Potomac
, it will cause open war. Men of the Potomac
border; men of the Potomac Military Department
; to arms!
Your country calls you to her defence, already you have in spirit responded.--You await but the order to march, to rendezvous, to organize, to defend your State, your liberties, and your homes!
"Women of Virginia
, cast from your arms all cowards; and breathe the pure and holy, the high and glowing inspirations of your nature, into the hearts and souls of lover, husband, brother, father
Author and Governor of the world; Thou source of all light, life, truth, justice and power, be thou our God!--be thou with us!
Then shall we fear not a world against us."’
Charles S. Lewis
, formerly a member of Congress from the Harrison district, was lately appointed a delegate to the Convention
called to meet in Wheeling
comes out in a card and says he is not of that party, but a Virginian, ready to stand or fall under her flag.
The Alexandria Gazette, of yesterday, says:
barque Admiral Brommy
, Capt. Mayer
, from this port, laden with grain, and bound to New York, was stopped at Fort Washington
yesterday, and not permitted to proceed on her voyage.
She leaves this morning.
A correspondent of the Lynchburg Republican, writes from Craig county
, May 3d, as follows:
A passenger in the stage from the West
this evening, informs us that Lincoln
has four thousand
troops at Gallipolis, Ohio
, which is, you know, only three miles from Point Pleasant
, on the Virginia
The people of Kanawha
and the other border counties are said to be greatly excited.
The news this evening will put this whole section to moving, and we will endeavor to show Lincoln
and his hirelings and unprincipled mercenaries, that we will meet them at all points, and dispute their passage.
They must fall in these mountains if they attempt to invade us. Our motto is Liberty or Death!
This sentiment is stamped upon our hearts, emblazoned upon our banners, and is the war-cry of our hosts.
Several hundred troops from Alabama
arrived in Lynchburg
Sunday night, and proceeded to the encampment near the city.
They were well armed and equipped.
With regard to the 1,000 Tennessee
troops which arrived on Sunday, the Virginian
They are mostly from the counties of Franklin
, on the Southern
border of the State
, and are under the command of Col. Turney
, a son of the former United States
Senator from Tennessee
They are without arms or uniforms, having come at the call of their country, without a moment's preparation — but will be armed and equipped by the proper authorities, and marched into service as speedily as possible.
They are stout, hale, hardy men, and will make excellent soldiers.
We hail their arrival with unfeigned pleasure.
Since writing the above there has been another arrival of Tennessee
troops, consisting of several hundred. Tennessee
is responding nobly to the call of the country.