He said that when he resigned his position as Secretary of War, and returned home, he told the people what they might expect, and that they ought to prepare for it. But a majority of our citizens thought differently — and now we had to do so at last.
He said that he would have a brigade in the field, and give the enemy the best that was in him. His remarks were received with great applause by the volunteers and citizens.
Col. J. A. Campbell, J. T. Campbell, Esq., and John N. Humes, Esq., were called upon, each of whom made some remarks.
Gov. Floyd left for Glade Springs, where he made a speech of about two hourslength.
I was not present, I cannot report what he said, but have been informed that it was an excellent speech.
It could not be otherwise.
Mrs. Floyd then presented a fine flag to the "Glade Springs Rifle Company," of which Capt. Carson is commandant.
This company is composed of excellent material; it has a No. 1 Captain, and good Lieutenants.
dge.--John Letcher, John W. Brockenbrough, James J. White.
Russell.--E. R. Bayler, Dr. Eastwardly, James A. Beckly.
Raleigh county.--John H. Anderson, William Prince, William Ferguson.
Scott.--Thomas W. Carter, William Nash, James O. Wood.
Smyth.--James Porter, James W. Sheffey, Nicholas Pratt.
Sussex.--J. M. Rogers, J. D. Howie, E. T. Chappell.
Surry.--J. S. Judkins, Blair Pegram, Benjamin Drew.
Spotsylvania.--Lewis A. Boggs, John A. Gordon, Montgomery Slaughter.
Tazewell.--A. A. Spotts, Z. S. Witten, T. J. Higginbotham.
Warren.--Marcus B. Buck, Charles B. Rust, Thomas W. Forsythe.
Washington.--Samuel E. Goodson, John N. Humes, Madison Beatie.
Wythe.--Jesse D. Bailey, Josiah Brown, Charles C. Tate.
A copy from the rolls — Teste: Wm. F. Gordon, Jr. Clerk of House of Delegates and Keeper of Rolls.
All newspapers in the State will copy twice and forward accounts to Auditor of Public Accounts for payment. Wm. F. Gordon, Jr. [mh 13--2t]