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and Capt. Farragut, of the Norfolk Navy, to California.
He determined, we hear, to take sides with neither, and so departed to a quiet position.
He that is not for us is against us, and he that gathers not with us scatters abroad.
The positions of Scott, Pendergrast, Dillard, et id omne genus, though regretful in the estimation of all true friends of the South, are but specks upon our otherwise bright horizon.
We hear that Baylor, of Norfolk, son of our former Sheriff, is an officer at Old Point, and declines to resign, though urged to do so by his friends.
But all such instances of a preference for what is deemed the stronger power are not to be dwelt upon.
The power opposed to us cannot subdue us. Our cause is just.
We are doubly armed.
It is a contest for our individual liberty — and notwithstanding the gigantic efforts making at the North, and the united action of a people where, we were told, there existed a conservative element — an element in favor of the South, hea