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Preparing to Arm. --The County Court of Charlotte county, Va., at the January session, resolved to ask of the Legislature the privilege of levying a tax of $7,000 upon the people of that county for the purpose of purchasing arms for its volunteers. An effort is now being made in Halifax county to raise $10,000 by private subscription for a similar purpose. The move, we understand, has met with much encouragement.
Charlotte county, Va. --The following account of the way they do things in the lower end of Charlotte county, was communicated to the Clarksville Tobacco Plant, and we copy it as a noble evidence of liberality which should be imitated by every county and neighborhood in the State: I was to-day shown a subscription list of some sixteen hundred dollars, raised on private account at one meeting, for the benefit of the "Charlotte Defenders," commanded by my young friend, Capt. T. D. JefCharlotte county, was communicated to the Clarksville Tobacco Plant, and we copy it as a noble evidence of liberality which should be imitated by every county and neighborhood in the State: I was to-day shown a subscription list of some sixteen hundred dollars, raised on private account at one meeting, for the benefit of the "Charlotte Defenders," commanded by my young friend, Capt. T. D. Jeffreys. In addition, the county has given this and all the other companies in the county one thousand dollars each. This is the way to have things done up. The people in the lower end of Charlotte do not send their boys off without any money in their pockets to draw on in an emergency. It seems to me that this is the company to join, and as it is not quite filled up, I think that this is one of the safest places I know. Plenty of money, capable, efficient and gentlemanly officers, I have no d
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Military enthusiasm in Charlotte county. Keysville, Charlotte Co., Va., July 23, 1861. The war fever has by no means abated here. On last Saturday, after an excellent barbecue, spirited addresses were made by Mr. Charles Bruce, Rev. Mr. Crenshaw, and others, another volunteer company was organized, and the following officers elected, viz:--Charles Bruce, Captain; A B. Paris, First Lieutenant; Wood Bouldin, Jr., 2d do.; Alfred Mann, 3d do.; T. M. Tucker, First Sergeant; W. K. Priddy, 2d do.; Dr. Cardon, 3d do.; R. L. B. Williams, 4th do.; Sampson Well, First Corporal; W. O. Hamlett, 2d do.;--Spead, 3d do.;--Hudson, 4th do. Mr. Bruce, with his usual liberality, offers to equip the company and provide everything necessary at his own expense. With such a leader and such a cause, there can be no failure in getting a few more volunteers. This makes the 8th company from old Charlotte. Great uneasiness is felt here about the Keysvi
$10 reward. --Run away from W. F. Davis, of Lynchburg county, his man, Dick Cole, purchased of W. F. Watkins, Esq., of Charlotte county. Dick is a stout mulatto man, about five feet ten inches high, with long face and high cheek bones. His wife belongs to W. R. Pugh, and is in the service of Mr. Powell, Inspector at Public Warehouse, Richmond Dick is probably lurking about Richmond. The above reward will be paid for his apprehension and delivery to me, or confinement in jail so that I get him. Address "Maddux & Co.," Richmond, or the subscriber. Joseph E. Davis, Pleasant Grove P. O., Lynchburg Co., Va. au 14--d1t&cw4t*
e parcels, loudly declaring that they are the contributions of the poor — perhaps a division of the household goods and the "widow's mite." It would be a pleasure to communicate by letter with every church, every lady, and association of ladies, whose kindness we have been the recipients of. Not knowing, however, who the givers are, forbid such a course. Therefore, to the ladies of Charlottesville, Waynesborough, Lewisburg, Staunton, Deerfield, Augusta county; West View, Augusta; Charlotte county, Cub Creek Church, Charlotte, and the fair donors, (they must be, from the contents of the box,) just arrived from Barksdale & Brothers, Richmond, the army of the Northwest, Va., return their unfeigned thanks for the supplies of bed sacks, bed comforts and coverlets, sheets, pillows and pillow-cases, shirts, drawers and towels, lint and linen rags, and a variety of eatables, jams, jellies and domestic wines. Really the display of these things touched the tenderest cord in the soldi
Obituary. --A correspondent of Charlotte county announces the death of David B. Morrissett, of the Charlotte Rifles, who was at Manassas and participated in the struggle there and its honors. He was soon after taken sick and returned home, where he died. The writer says: "He was cut down in the prime of life. Under the chilling touch of death a nobler heart never ceased to beat. In his death the people of Charlotte lose an esteemed citizen; his family a devoted husband and father."
The ladies of Virginia. Huntersville, Sept. 3, 1861. Before leaving Huntersville, where I have been stationed for the past five weeks as surgeon, I feel it my duty, as it certainly is my pleasure, to return publicly my grateful acknowledgments to the ladies of "Cub Creek Church," Charlotte county, and to the "Ladies' Secession Aid Society," of Lexington, for the kindly and timely aid, in the shape of bedding, clothes, &c., &c., extended to our soldiers, who have been sick here. Mrs. Paul McNeil, and other ladies of this county, are entitled to our heartfelt thanks for the valuable assistance which they have rendered us by furnishing our sick with a full supply of properly cooked bread, and that without any compensation. For myself, I can say that, called to contend with disease in its most protean forms, in a sparsely settled and sterile country, where very few of the appliances of my profession could be obtained, the contributions of the ladies were God-sends indee
Runaway --$10 reward --Ran away from W. T. Davis, of Lunenburg county, his man, Dick. Cole. purchased of W. F. Watkins, Esq., of Charlotte county. Dick is a stout mulatto man, about five feet ten inches high, with long face and high cheek-bones. His wife belongs to W. R. Pugh, and is in the service of Mr. Powell, Inspector at Public Warehouse, Richmond. Dick is probably lurking about Richmond. The above reward will be paid for his apprehension and delivery to me, or confinement in jail, so that I get him. Address "Maddux & Co., " Richmond, or the subscriber. Joseph E. Davis. Pleasant Grove P. O., Lunenburg Co., Va., au 14--dit &cw4t
The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], The financial resources of the North. (search)
Wheat as a substitute for coffee. Editors Dispatch:--Being on a visit to the county of Mecklenburg a short time since, I was told by one of my female acquaintances, near Clarksville, that she had found an excellent substitute for that very popular and indispensable article called "coffee." It consists in wheat parched, ground, and prepared in the same manner you do coffee. Experienced and devoted lovers of coffee have tried the wheat and report it equally as good as the genuine article. The grains being of different sizes, they should be parched separately, and afterwards ground together, when the coffee imparts to the wheat its genuine aromatic properties. Two-thirds wheat and the remainder coffee make a most excellent drink. Truly "necessity is the mother of invention." Let those who disbelieve but make the experiment. We have plenty of wheat; who cares for the blockade? Pro Bono Publico. Charlotte co., Va., Sept. 28, 1861.
22, 1861. Editors of Dispatch:--Excuse me for asking the publication, in your paper, of the enclosed list of hospital contributors. It is right that the ladies, and others, should know that the articles have reached their destination, and my pressing engagements forbid my acknowledgement by letter. Boxes received from the Rev. Mr. Baker, agent, Staunton; Ladies' Aid Society, Mount Carmel; ladies of Middle-brook; ladies of Augusta, Ga.; Ladies' Society, Lexington, Va.; ladies of Charlotte co., Va.; ladies of Blackerville; ladies of Waynesborough, Va.; Mrs. Wm. Clarke, and ladies of Halifax co.; Va.; and many others from ladies and societies which the Surgeons of hospitals have failed to report. Aloof from the universal sympathy for the soldier which these contributions show, coming, as they do, from the neatly mansion and humble cottage, they indicate a like universal patriotism and deep interest in our present struggle. The contributors will please accept the thanks of the ar
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