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A paragraph was copied into this paper a few days ago from the Raleigh (N. C.) Standard, in regard to the arrest of Bushrod W. Vick, as the bearer of a bogus dispatch from Gov. Letcher to Gov. Ellis. The following communication in reference to this affair has been sent to us for publication:

Executive Department, Richmond, June 9, 1861.
A slip purporting to be clipped from the Raleigh Standard, stating that by telegraph Gov. Letcher had cautioned Gov. Ellis against B. W. Vick, as the bearer of a bogus dispatch, has been sent to this Department.

I am directed by the Governor of Virginia to say to you that Mr. Vick was the bearer of a genuine dispatch from him to Gov. Ellis, and that he has never, by telegram or otherwise, hinted to any a suspicion of Mr. Vick's loyalty. Mr. V. came highly commended and vouched for by persons confided in by Gov. Letcher, his Aids, the Hon. Jeremiah Morton and Hon. H. A. Edmundson, and the Governor has now no reason to believe that he has been imposed upon.

I am, very respectfully,
Your obedient ,
S. Bassett French,
Aid-de-Camp to Gov. of Va. W. W. Holden, Esq., Ed. R. Standard.

I certify this to be a true copy of a letter from me to Mr. Halden, written by direction of Gov. Letcher.

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