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ce. On the day before, they had taken possession of Point Pleasant, captured two of Capt. Jenkins' men, and fired into a crowd of retreating citizens, killing Mr. S. H. Miller. On the same day, (Thursday,) they landed at Guyandotte in force, estimated by an eyewitness at 400, and also dropped 100 at Meadow Bottom. This force is now on the advance, magnified to 1,500. From Ripley, the county seat of Jackson, they are advancing also, in numbers estimated at not less than 1,200, while Glenville is in the hands of the hostile force, which I informed you in my last was waging war in Gilmer. This force is intended to get behind this point, or make a movement upon it, so as to lock us up in the Kanawha Valley. For ourselves, we are in no wise alarmed at these well-planned movements of the enemy. They have all been foreseen, and, as far as circumstances permitted, anticipated. The very finest spirit prevails, and the country boys are beginning to take down the deer-skin shot-pouch