Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
from Monroe county.
Indian Creek, Monroe County, Va., July 1, 1861.
As I have not seen anything in your paper as to what Monroe
is doing for the war, and others are claiming what their counties are doing, I think it simple justice to claim our just dues.
First, an appropriation of $10,000 has been made by the County Court
for war purposes.
, has subscribed $2,000, and says he will give as much more if necessary.
A. T. Caperton
, has subscribed $500 for the same purpose, besides others have subscribed liberally.
We have six volunteer companies in the service, or soon will be.
It is the determination of the people of Monroe
to stand by old Virginia
At the election in May we had a few who voted against Secession, but the most if not all who did so will now be loyal to the institutions of the South
I saw by the proceedings of the Convention
that an ordinance has been passed, declaring all who hold office under Abe Lincoln
, after the 1st August, alien enemies.
This is as it should be; the only difference is, that it ought to take effect to-day.
I have no idea of allowing any man who holds office under Lincoln
, or who aids in any manner, directly or indirectly, the enemy, to have any rights in the State of Virginia
or in the C. S. A. If
they are for us, let them show their hands, and be of us. I noticed, in one of your late numbers, that an exception was made, or was tried to be made, in the case of one man who was a Naval officer of the United States
, but the Convention
wisely refused the exception.
No man who holds office under Lincoln
ought to be allowed to remain in the State
twenty-four hours; and, if they don't leave, arrest them as spies.
This is no time to be trifled with by our enemies.