Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Affairs in Mecklenburg — a prisoner--Randolph Macon College.
Clarksville, Va., Aug. 29.
Nothing of interest of a military character, has occurred since my last, in this region, save the organization of a new company near here, at Overby
's, by the election of Mr. C. Overby
; Messrs. Williamson
I understand the company will be equal to any that we have in the service, in appearance and efficiency, and will soon be in marching condition.
Our Court, at its last meeting, made further and ample provision for the families of the volunteers; determined that nothing shall remain undone that can supply the absence of their brave and patriotic husbands and fathers.
A strange specimen of the genes homo was captured near this place and confined here for some days and then liberated for want of some clear evidence of his character.
No one could derive any intelligent information in regard to him from himself or any one else.
He was insane or pretended to be so. He came from the direction of Raleigh
as we learn, and it is believed as most probable, that he is an escaped prisoner from that place.
Many thought that if insane be he ought to have been detained until he could have given some better account of himself.
has just returned from Norfolk
— where, I learn from the papers, he has been laboring with much acceptability as chaplain — to hold a meeting of Trustees of Randolph Macon College.
We have not been able to learn the cause of this extra call, but venture to hope that it is to re-open the College
for the now present fall session.
There is scarcely any other feature of this wicked war which is, to my mind, so disastrous to the future of our country as that of the partial suspension of the educational enterprises of the land.
Let us hope that this will at least be measurably corrected, and our youth go on in the development of their true manhood for a brilliant future usefulness.