Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
the treachery of Lincoln — Suggestion to extend the Telegraph.
Dry Creek, Greenbrier County. Va., May 28, 1861.
The citizens here were greatly elated to-day by news received by a gentleman who came by private conveyance from Jackson
's river, relative to a battle near Hampton
, between a body of Virginians
and some of Lincoln
's forces from Old Point
The loss of the former was represented as so much larger than the latter, that, although the Virginians were said to have retreated, we considered the affair a great victory for the Old Dominion.
's invasion of Virginia
presents him again before the world as a deceitful and lying public officer, who has destroyed his country to promote his personal ambition and the schemes of his party.
He called for men to defend the Capital
, and when he concentrates them there be marches them over to Virginia
From the time Gen. Scott
was gathering forces in Washington
, ostensibly to protect that place, and to enforce order on the day of the inauguration of Lincoln
, the Dispatch
declared that they were for the ultimate invasion of the South
It declared that they were to give the inauguration a military significance, for the purpose of intimidation, and that if that were not the effect they would be used for active operations against the South
Events have proved that it was correct.
If the Northern
people were not brinded by prejudice and passion, or paralyzed by fear under the reign of terror amongst them, they would denounce Lincoln
for his false pretensions and his usurpations.
But whether they do or not is no matter with the South
, who can take care of herself and be it back the detestable hordes the Northwestern
monster is sending to subjugate her people.
It is a matter of great importance that there should be a telegraph line from Staunton
It is of the greatest importance that one should be built at once.--I hope Governor Letcher
will turn his attention to the subject. C.