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Washington appointments. --Benjamin F. Wilkins, of Portsmouth, Va., has been appointed to a $1,200 clerkship at Washington, in place of Thomas Marron, resigned. John M. H. Kelly has been appointed postmaster at Braxton C. H. Va., vice A. C. Kincaid, declined. John C. Harrison, postmaster at Perrysville, McDowell county, Va., vice Mary E. McNeil, declined. Thomas M. Wilson, postmaster at Rockbridge Baths, Rockbridge county, Va., vice J. H. Wilson, resigned. B. C. Morris, postmaster at Dupree's Old Store, Charlotte county, Va., vice T. J. Morris, resigned.
Charlotte county. --A fine company of infantry, the Grays, arrived from Charlotte county yesterday, in the Danville train. They are commanded by Capt. Bailey, and number some 81 men; were all uniformed and well armed, and presented not only a formidable, but a handsome appearance. Charlotte county. --A fine company of infantry, the Grays, arrived from Charlotte county yesterday, in the Danville train. They are commanded by Capt. Bailey, and number some 81 men; were all uniformed and well armed, and presented not only a formidable, but a handsome appearance.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.what Charlotte county has done and is doing. Charlotte Co. June 17., 1861 As it appears the order of the day to publish communications from the counties, telling what they have done, is raising and equipping volunteers for the defence of the State, it would be an act of simple justice to permit a statement to be made through your columns of what Charlotte county has done With a militia strength of 650 men, she has sent into the service of the StaCharlotte county has done With a militia strength of 650 men, she has sent into the service of the State a company of Cavalry and two companies of Infantry; two other companies of Infantry are equipped and ready to march in a day or two Last week two other companies of Infantry were organized, and we understand that recruiting is now going on for another company, to be commanded by Mr. Charles Bruce, our Senator elect, and equipped at his own expense, making seven companies already organized and the eighth in process of organization, with a fair prospect of success. When the shall have gone we
nominated Hon. James A. Seddon, of Goochland. Withdrawn. Mr. Johnson nominated Mr. William H. Macfarland. Mr. Harris nominated Hon. D. C. Dejarnette, of Caroline. Messrs. Neeson and Ambler favored the election of Mr. Dejarnette. Messrs. Cox and Mallory favored the election of Mr. Macfarland. Mr. Macfarland received 73 and Mr. Dejarnette 28 votes. Fourth District. Mr. Neblett nominated Hon. Roger A. Payor. Mr. Chambliss nominated Mr. Wood Bouldin, of Charlotte county. Mr. Bouldin requested his friend to withdraw his name, as he was elected to the General Assembly. Mr. Goode favored the election of Mr. Pryor in a speech of some length. Mr. Pryor received 55, and Mr. Bouldin 41 votes. The order of the day was postponed till 5 o'clock this afternoon. Leave of absence was asked in behalf of Mr. President Janney, who explained the necessity of absence for four days from to-morrow. Mr. Janney took occasion to thank the House
Richmond Circuit Court. --The Grand Jury, yesterday, returned the following hills of indictment: Commonwealth vs. Wm. Martin, for breaking and entering the storehouse of Porter, Harris & Co., on the 26th of May--a true bill Commonwealth vs. Samuel Jefford, for stealing $30 from Martin L. Covington, of Charlotte county, on the 15th of May--a true bill Commonwealth vs. Lucien Landrum, for stabbing Wm. Mantel, on the 7th of April--not a true bill. The Grand Jury were adjourned to Friday, at 12 o'clock. A large number of foreigners were admitted as citizens of the United States. The Court adjourned over to Wednesday, at 10 o'clock.
Sent back. --Samuel Jefford, now in the city jail to answer the charge of stealing $30 in money from Martin L. Covington, of Charlotte county, on the 15th of May last, appeared before Judge Meredith yesterday, and was sent back to the Mayor to be re-examined and sent on to the Hustings Court. Jefford, it will be remembered, was arrested on board one of the river steamers for procuring money from Mr. Covington, pretending to lose it with a confederate on the boat, and then refusing to pay him. He will now go before Judge Lyons for trial, and will probably have a hearing at the December term of his Court.
Sixty six Negroes, and a large amount of other personal property, for sale. --By virtue of a deed of trust executed to the subscribes by Wm. J. Wat kind of Charlotte county, they will proceed, on Tuesday, the 18th day of December next. (if fair; if not, on the next fair day thereafter,) at his residence five miles from Keysville, on the Richmond and Danville Railroad, to make sale of the Stock Crops Farming Implements, Household and Kitchen Furniture lately owned by him, consisting of 30 head valuable well broke. Horses and Mules; about 60 head of including Oxen and Milch Cows; 60 head Horse and 20 head sheep; also a number of Carts and Wagons; a Carriage and Buggy; a very superior seven octave Piano, and such other articles of Furniture as are usually found in a gentlemen's house. They will also, on Wednesday, the 19th December next. (If fair; if not, the next fair day thereafter, sell at the same place, at public Auction, Sixty-six Valuable and Likely Negroes include M
Post Office affairs. --Virginia Appointments.--Wm. Swindier postmaster at Frankfort, Hampshire county, vice J. F. Moore, deceased. John F. Swink postmaster at Springvale, Fairfax county. vice Geo. A. Rouge, resigned. Ed. H. Jeffreys, Jr., postmaster at County Line Cross Roads, Charlotte county, vice John W. Spencer, resigned. John P. Bradley postmaster at Issequena, Goochland county, vice Joseph F. Howard, resigned. H. P. Mitchell postmaster at Greene Bottom, Cabell county, vice James E. Williamson, resigned. James T. B. Harris postmaster at Baileysburg, Surry county, vice Jas. Harris, resigned.
nia, to Franklin Torry, in lieu of bonds owned by him and lost by the burning of the steamer Austria, and for payment of the interest due 1st January, 1859, and since that time; by the same, of reporting a bill to protect the interests of the Commonwealth and other stockholders of internal improvement companies in the State, from injurious competition, and to report a bill for that purpose, if they deem it expedient. Mr. Bruce presented the proceedings of a meeting of the people of Charlotte county, held on the 7th inst., which were read and referred; also, the petition of Wm. A Hix, formerly Deputy Sheriff of Appomattox county, asking to be relieved from certain insolvent muster fines improperly paid by him; and the petition of Thomas Jones, Jr., for additional military defence of the counties of Westmoreland, Northumberland, Lancaster and Richmond. Several bills were read a second time. Mr. Paxton reported a substitute for the report made yesterday by the Joint Committee o
and volunteers composing Company "H," 101st Regiment Virginia Militia, praying to be relieved from attending regimental musters; by Mr. Rives, the petition of citizens of Surry for the formation of a rifle volunteer company; by Mr. Saunders, the petition of Henry R. Jones, for an increase of salary as Clerk of the Virginia Penitentiary. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were read and referred, viz: By Mr. McGehee, of authorizing the County Court of Charlotte county to levy a tax of six thousand dollars to arm the volunteers and militia of said county; by Mr. Bassell, of suspending for one year the whole unexpended appropriation for internal improvement, and to report the bill of the last session levying a tax of one per cent, on the sales of all merchants in the State, to be collected only upon one sale, and also the special license bill of the last session; by Mr. Collier, of amending the charter of the Planters' Savings Bank of Petersburg; by Mr
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