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The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Secretary of War, had telegraphed to Gov. Letcher asking for an armistice! It is not believed; but if so, the request is considered an impudent, senseless, cowardly act. Our ladies, old and young, are down upon any such an arrangement, unless Lincoln will withdraw his forces from the soil of Virginia, and withdraw the call for 75,000 volunteers "to suppress combinations" and enforce the laws in "South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas," and now in Virginia. Davy Bird, the faithful servant of the late Gov. Campbell, of this place, is extremely anxious to get the scalp of Lincoln! He says if he has half a chance he can secure the prize! Many of the slaves of this county are anxious to get hold of him;--they have no confidence in the hypocritical pretensions of a set of puritanical Yankees. Gladly did we receive the intelligence that the Convention had united Virginia with the Southern Confederacy, and had appointed President Jeff. Davis at the hea