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f 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 letter. Lieut. Winder, form
warm work from this vicinity. Our people are becoming tired of such aggressions, and will rise up to suppress them. From a gentleman just from Hampton, I have intelligence that the town has been taken possession of by the Lincoln hirelings, and that many of the people were compelled to fly into the woods, near by, for safety. He states that there were but very few, if any, families in the place, many having long since left it. My informant is a gentleman of this city, who went to Hampton to take away his wife who was there. I should be disinclined to believe the statement, did not the information appear so direct and conclusive. The gentleman is a Lieutenant in one of our companies, and I think his relation of these facts, may to a great degree, be relied on. The report of other points being occupied, I deem untrue — merely gotten up for a little excitement, but which is wrong in the extreme. As for instance, several of our citizens, one night last week, started by
The enemy at Newport News. --We learn that the enemy after landing in force at Newport News, marched a portion of their force around to Hampton and quartered them in that village. They have commenced their depredations in the neighborhood of Newport, News, we understand, and have broken open the meat-houses on one or more of the farms, and appropriated their contents. They notified the darkies on one of the farms that it would be useless to work any more on the crops, as they did not intend to suffer crops to be raised there this season. Their object in marching on to Hampton from Newport News, it is surmised, was to endeavor to surround a small body of our troops which they believed to be located in that vicinity. In this it appears they were disappointed, as they found the nest empty and the birds flown.--Look out for a battle from that section in a short time.--Norfolk Day Book, 29th.