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From Portsmouth.departure of discordant Elements of our population-- resignation of a U. S. Officer Roger A. Pryor — the pestilence at Old Point, &c.[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Portsmouth May 29th, 1861. We of the two cities on each side of the Elizabeth, are very much like the people of Athens, when Paul stood in the midst of Mars' Hill. We spend much of our time in not much else but either to tell or to hear some new thing. A collapse was induced after the unfounded rumors of the battle near Hampton, from which we are recovering, and we may now be said to be again upon the tiptoe of expectation. A large crowd of an undesirable portion of our population — chiefly women, and mostly Irish --was permitted to depart yesterday in a tug which bore them to Old Point, whence, it is presumed, they will be forwarded to their friends. This permitted hegira was in accordance with the request forwarded by the flag of truce from Old Point, alluded to in a former let
From Norfolk.the Hampton affair — Lincoln's troops in possession — false Alarms, &c.[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., May 29th, 1861. That a landing by the Federal forces has been made at Newport News, I think is beyond question From Sunday until yesterday, it is thought about three thousand were put ashore at this point, where they are engaged in erecting an effective battery. Five or six ships have been seen frequently in that direction, and it is surmised that this, after all, must have been the main object of their visit. On Sunday afternoon, I learn, they visited the house of a farmer in the neighborhood, and demanded of him all the negroes he had, saying that they were wanted to work, and that when they were done with them they would be returned; and, no doubt these negroes are made to work hard day and night for these villains, which may account for the rapid progress of their battery. Certainly this is an unwarrantable invasion of our soi
By the Governor of Virginia --A Proclamation.--Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the Convention of Virginia by the resignation of George W. Summers, a member thereof for the county of Kanawha, therefore the Sheriff of said county is hereby required to hold an election at the several places of voting prescribed by law, in said county, on Monday, the 19th day of June next, for a member of the Convention for said county, to supply the vacancy aforesaid. Given under my hand, as Governor, and under the Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 29th day of May, 1861, and in the eighty-fifth year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher. By the Governor: George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. my 30--d&cw3t