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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.comfortable Quarters — suspicious characters — Thanks, &c. Headquarters Company F.Near Acquia Creek, May 28th, 1861. Having seen no notice of our encampment here in your column of correspondence, I write a brief detail, thinking it may interest the friends of our company to know how we are faring. We are quartered in a comfortable old, long, low farm house, of wood, which, from style and condition, is apparently of date anterior to our revolutionary times. It is surrounded by fine shade trees, one of them a large old oak — a perfect monarch of the forest — several feet in diameter. The place is owned by Mr. Hedgeman, a wealthy gentleman, of old family, and of much intelligence and refinement, the kindness of whom and family has done much to mitigate the severity of camp life — his welcome board, too, possesses other attractions to those rightly appreciative. We have had several alarms; one last week caused by the appearance
By the Governor of Virginia --A Proclamation — Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the Convention of Virginia by the resignation of George W. Summers, a member thereof for the county of Kanawha, therefore the Sheriff of said county is hereby required to hold an election at the several places of voting prescribed by law, in said county, on Monday, the 10th day of June next, for a member of the Convention for said county, to supply the vacancy aforesaid. Given under my hand, as Governor, and under the Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 29th day of May, 1861, and in the eighty-fifth year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher. By the Governor: George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. my 30--d&cw3t
Mexican News. New Orleans May 25. --The New Orleans brig Angelo has arrived, with Vera Cruz advices to the 20th instant. She brings $6,000 in specie. A Manatitlan letter says gold has been taken from the waters of the Malatery; the diggings are considered very rich. There was great excitement caused by the discovery. Business was dull.
Fire at Fairfield. --The Mobile (Ala.) Mercury learns from a gentleman from Fairfield, Pickens county, Ala., that on the 20thinst., quite a destructive fire occurred in that town, destroying property to the amount of some thirty or forty thousand dollars. The fire originated in the store of Mr. Jas. Duke, and soon communicated to the store of Messrs. Tweddie & Stone, and to the dwelling and outhouses of R. E. Tweddie, and he grocery of T. R. Lloyd, all of which were completely destroyed. Mr. Duke lost about $15,000 worth of notes, but saved his books. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary, as an attempt was made some two weeks since to fire the same building. Several parties have been arrested on suspicion of the deed, and their cases will be thoroughly investigated.
Pensacola Items. --The Pensacola Observer of the 23d inst., says--"Everything is quiet in and and about our city — no local news of any importance. The troops stationed here and at the different encampments in the vicinity are, we understand, in good health."--The same paper says:"We have just been informed by the telegraphic operator at this place that the line from here to the Navy-Yard has been completed, and is now in operation."
Later from Europe.arrival of the Etna.American affairs, etc., etc. The steamship Esq., Capt. Kennedy, from Liverpool on Wednesday, the 15th inst., via Queenstown 16th, passed Cape Race 9:30 P. M. of Thursday, the 24th, and was boarded by the news yacht. The Etna has nearly £300,000 in specie. Her advices are four days later than those by the Persia. The steamship New York, from Bremen, left Southampton on the 15th for New York. She has £13,500 in specie. A proclamation has been issued by the British Government relative to affairs in the U. States, warning British subjects against engaging in the American war, and all doing so will be held responsible for their own acts.--The proclamation declares the intention of that Government in maintaining the strictest impartial neutrality between England and the Government of the United States, and certain States styling themselves the Confederate States of America. It warns all British subjects, if they enter the mil
Drunken soldiers. --During the forenoon, Baltimore street was several times the scene of excitement growing out of the reprehensible language and behavior of drunken Federal soldiers, who, in squads of three or four, were roaming about, if not for the purpose of provoking a collision, certainly in a manner well calculated to lead to one. About half-past 2 o'clock a disturbance took place between several of these representatives of Federal authority and the crowd usually congregated at the corner of Baltimore and South streets, which, for a few minutes, bid fair to lead to serious results. Pistols were drawn and brandished by the soldiers, and but for the prompt interference of the police, and the efforts of one of the soldiers more sober than the rest, a bloody collision might have occurred.--Balto, South, 25th
Fatal Railroad Accidents. --The Charlotte (N. C.) Bulletin, of the 28th, publishes the following: On Saturday night, the Express train on the N. C. Railroad ran over the body of a man named John Corbett, killing him instantly. The accident occurred about midway between High Point and Thomasville.--It is supposed he was intoxicated at the time. A negro boy, the property of Mr. John Moore, was run over on Sunday night last, by the North Carolina train, leaving Charlotte, about one mile from town and instantly killed. The occurrence was purely accidental.