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From Lynchburg.
[special correspondence of the Dispatch]

Lynchburg, Va., Aug. 20,
A vocal and instrumental concert was given by the ladies of this city, assisted by the members of the brass band attached to the Second Independent Mississippi Regiment, the proceeds to be used for rendering aid and comfort to the sick and wounded soldiers now in this city. It is gratifying to state that, notwithstanding the fact that the evening was rainy and altogether unpropitious, the hall was densely crowded, and that the ladies realized a handsome sum, to be devoted to the patriotic purpose above referred to. The performance was excellent, and would have been creditable to practiced performers. They propose to give a series of concerts of the same character, and will no doubt be liberally patronized by our citizens, as all who to will get the worth of their money, besides having the satisfaction of knowing that it is to be devoted to such a noble cause. God bless the ladies !-- they are always ministering to the wants of the suffering and afflicted.

The amount of height passing over our is enormous; so large, in fact, that it has been found impracticable to forward all that reaches this city from the South and West by railroad to Richmond and other points of destination. A large portion is being daily shipped by the James River and Kanawha Canal.

I learn that the number of visitors at the various mountain resorts is quite large, considering the peculiar state of affairs.

R. H. Glass, editor of the Republican, leaves to day to join General Floyd's Brigade, having received an appointment of Staff Officer.

Accounts from the surrounding country in this section indicate splendid crops. The fruit crop never was better.

We are all anxiously a waiting the news from the next battle. C. R.

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