Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Goods for soldiers — some system for their transportation.
As much uncertainty prevails about the safe arrival of articles sent by the railroads to soldiers in Virginia, would it not be a good plan to appoint some certain day for boxes or packages to be put aboard the freight trains at the various depots, and let some person travel throughout the line at such times for the purpose of attending to this matter alone? As it is, our North Carolina roads pass all such articles free of charge, but the Virginia reads do not; hence when packages reach Weldon, there is no one on hand to pay freight, or attend thereto in forwarding. Hence many thing intended for our soldiers have lain over at Weldon till spoilt, and others, no doubt, not perishable, will never reach them. It is true, the Express Company will carry such articles, but the charge is too high for many things. It seems some better arrangement might be made; and since our railroads patriotically forward free of expense, it is too bad that anything sent should be lost for lack of some more perfect arrangement on the Virginia roads.