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General Hampton's raid around Grant. General Hampton's raid in Grant's rear, and capture of a large number of prisoners and cattle, seems to have been a very handsome affair. He left Petersburg on Wednesday morning with Barringer's, Chambliss's, Rosser's and Dearing's brigades of cavalry, and Graham's and McGregor's batteries of artillery. Camping at Duval's mills, eighteen miles from the city, in Sussex county, that night, he resumed the march on Thursday morning, passing within three miles of Stony creek, and thence across the Jerusalem plankroad to the Norfolk and Petersburg road. The raid was undertaken to secure a drove of cattle grazing at Coggin's Point, in Prince George county, and the nearest force of the enemy to it was at Sycamore church. It was determined to attack that force at daylight on Friday morning. The Petersburg Express says: All necessary disposition of the troops having been made, General Lee's division guarding every channel of approach to preve
nia. A Proclamation. Whereas, a vacancy having occurred in the General Assembly of this State by the resignation of William T. Lundy, the member of the House of Delegates from the election district composed of the counties of Greensville and Sussex; therefore, I, William Smith, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby proclaim and make known that an election will be hold in said election district on the third Thursday of October next, for a delegate to fill said vacancy; and the istrict on the third Thursday of October next, for a delegate to fill said vacancy; and the sheriffs of the said counties of Greensville and Sussex are accordingly hereby required to cause such election to be held, each in his respective county, on the day above appointed. Given under my hand as Governor, and the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, the 17th day of September, in the year 1864. Wm. Smith. By the Governor: George W. Muneord, Secretary of the Commonwealth. se 20--3t