A paragraph was copied into this paper a few days ago from the Raleigh (N. C.) Standard, in regard to the arrest of Bushrod W. Vick
, as the bearer of a bogus dispatch from Gov. Letcher
to Gov. Ellis
The following communication in reference to this affair has been sent to us for publication:
Executive Department, Richmond, June 9, 1861.
A slip purporting to be clipped from the Raleigh Standard, stating that by telegraph Gov. Letcher
had cautioned Gov. Ellis
against B. W. Vick
, as the bearer of a bogus dispatch, has been sent to this Department.
I am directed by the Governor
to say to you that Mr. Vick
was the bearer of a genuine dispatch from him to Gov. Ellis
, and that he has never, by telegram or otherwise, hinted to any a suspicion of Mr. Vick
V. came highly commended and vouched for by persons confided in by Gov. Letcher
, his Aids, the Hon. Jeremiah Morton
and Hon. H. A. Edmundson
, and the Governor
has now no reason to believe that he has been imposed upon.
I certify this to be a true copy of a letter from me to Mr. Halden
, written by direction of Gov. Letcher