e ally of the mail-clad Virginia, the beat defence of our harbors and rivers from the attacks of an insolent enemy, whose naval power has already inflicted heavy blows upon our coasts.
The ladies of Williamsburg, therefore, earnestly invite the co-operation of their sisters throughout the State, and recommend the immediate adoption of such means as may secure the desired result.
Contributions from societies or individuals may be forwarded to either of the following ladies:
Mrs. Judge B. Tucker,
Mrs. Ro. Saunders,
Mrs. Jas. Semple,
Mrs. Dr. Williamson,
Mrs. Isabella Sully,
Mrs. W. W. Vest,
Mrs. Thos. Ambler,
Mrs. C. W. Coleman,
Mrs. Cornelia Jones.
The reported fight near Warrenton. Fredericksburg, March 24, 1862. To the Editors of the Dispatch:
I see in your issue of Saturday last, a statement, extracted from the Lynchburg Virginian, of a fight between our forces and the enemy, occurring nine miles below the Warrenton Junction, on the Orange an