eviously volunteered for service, and of the additional number called for by the Conscription Act, the amount asked for was not raised with the rapidity desired.
I, therefore, on the 4th inst., issued orders calling for the militia between the ages of 35 and 45 years, from the counties of Washington, Smythe, Grayson.
Carroll, Floyd, Pulaski, Wythe, Montgomery, Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Alleghany, Greenbrier, Monroe, Gilus, Mercer, Bland, Tazewell McDowell, Wise, Buchanan, Lee, Scott, Russell, Raleigh, Wyoming, Logan, Boone, Wayne, Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha, Mason, Clay, Nicholas, Fayette, Braxton, Webster, Pocahontas, and Randolph.
Surely it is not necessary to appeal to the people of these counties to rally to the standard raised by their own State for their own defence.
Surely Virginians will prefer a draft made under the Constitution and laws of Virginia to one made by that detestable tyranny now characterizing the Government of the United States.
Our object is to expel