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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 lett