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.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 tion 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 letter. Lieut. Winder, formerly of the Federal Navy, has resigned, and tells me he will leave to-day for Sewell's Point, whither he has been ordered. Yesterday aftering 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 ma