the election returns — fatal accident — Appropriation for the benefit of the soldiers — a Swor-factory, &c.
[Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]
Charlottesville, Nov. 9, 1861.
I herewith send you the official vote of Albemarle county
and Vice President
, 1,080, unanimous for Davis
For Congress, James P. Holcombe
566, S. F. Leake
362, R. G. H. Kean
's majority over Leake
204, do. over Kean
In the Everett Artillery
, on the Peninsula
received 56, and Leake
15; in the cavalry, at Leesburg
4, Nineteenth Virginia Regiment, Col. Strang
's, including Latham
's battery and some of Pendleton
's battery, Holcombe
had 240, Leake
96; in the Eleventh Regiment, Col.
G r and, Holcombe
153. Mr. Holcombe
received 100 more majority in Albemarle
over Mr. Kean
than the latter received over Mr. Holcombe
in the counties of Nelson
, an the city of Lynchburg
There are several other companies in Western Virginia
and in the Army of the Potomac, to hear from which will add to the majority of Mr. Holcombe
The counties of Buckingham
will also give several hundred majority for Mr. Holcombe
over Mr. Kean
, and it is quite probable that his majority will amount to 1,000 in the District
The law requires the polls taken in the army to be returned to the place of meeting of the Sheriffs in each Congressional District within fifteen days after the election.
This may be very important where the content is close.
A poll was opened at the hospital in this place; 77 votes were cast for President
For Congress, Holcombe
2, John Tyler
2, and a few for other Congressional Districts.
Some ten or twelve refugees from Alexandria
voted at the Court-House
To fill the vacancy in the House of Delegates by the resignation of Thomas Wood
, there were two candidates Dr. Meriwether L. Anderson
received 721, and Lieut. Wm. C. Carrington
's majority 536.
To-day a serious accident occurred at the railroad depot in this place.
As the Orange
train was backing down the track, a negro man belonging to Mrs. Macon
drove his team across the track, when he was killed and his wagon mashed up the mules and horses were borne down but not killed.
The team was returning from the West
, where it had been impressed to aid in transporting provisions for the army.
and Aldermen of the corporation have appropriated $800 for the benefit of the Albemarle Rifles and Monticello Guards, two of our town companies now at Centreville
The Monticello House
, late Baptist Institute, has been rented for the sick South Carolina
soldiers; the ‘"Midway,"’ and several of the boarding houses near the University
, are occupied by sick soldiers from the same State, and there are also many of the South Carolina
soldiers in the hospital at the ‘"Delavan
Dr. M. McKennie
& Co. have a sword factory here, which turns out some twenty per week.
They are made for use and nor for show, and are of superior workmanship.
At the woolen factory of Mr. Marchant
about 900 yards of linsey and osnaburgs are turned out weekly.
We have a depot for Louisiana
and one for South Carolina
, where soldiers are supplied with clothing and other articles of necessity, free of expense.
Soldiers from any part of the Confederacy
are cheerfully supplied.
Upwards of two hundred soldiers have died in the hospitals here since the 18th of July last.