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l election voted for John Bell. Besides, I am a native-born Virginian, and have never been North to be imbued with Northern principles; neither have I ever read the Black Republican platform. I know nothing of their politics. "By giving this a place in your columns, you will oblige, Yours respectfully, "Wm. Wakefield. "Portsmouth, May 28, 1861." There is nothing more of public interest occurring here. Old Dominion P. S.--I hear that a large number of mattresses and bedding have been seen floating about Old Point. It is supposed that there is a pestilence — probably the small-pox — in the Fort, as reported some time ago. This may in some measure account for the large number of troops (said to be 5,000) tented through the woods at Newport News, and for the occupation of Segar's farm. If the floating about of this bedding be true, (and I have it from genuine authority,) the theory of a pestilence among the soldiery in the Fort gains strength. O. D