From the Richmond Dispatch, 9/12/1861
Virginia Military Institute. – The Board of Visitors assembled again yesterday. Present, the same members as on the day before, and, in addition, Samuel S. Williams, Esq., of Shenandoah. The proceedings were not of general interest, and nothing was done which demands publication. The subject before the Board is, we presume, the best disposition to make of the institution while the war continues, Professors Smith, Preston, Johnston, (the Manassas hero of that name,) and perhaps others of the officers, being now engaged in active service.