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The stampede of slave owners from Virginia. The following is an extract from a private letter written by a prominent citizen of Prince Edward to a gentleman in this city. The letter was written with no design for political effect, but merely the communication of facts that must be distressing to all parties within the limits of our venerated and beloved State: "It is melancholy to witness the stampede of slaveholders from our midst. I found on my return home, that A. R. Venable and A. C. Carrington, two of our best citizens, (owning fine estates in land and negroes in this county,) have gone South to look for a settlement. Mr. A. G. Green, another of our best citizens, with a considerable estate in land and negroes, starts with his family to-morrow for Texas, never to return; and a number of others, comprising the best of our population, with large estates, are making arrangements to go. If this state of things continues, the slaveholding portion of Virginia will soon b