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From Fortsmouth.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Portsmouth, Va., May 25, 1861. How many so-called informed men have read the debates in the Federal Convention of 1787? How many in the enlightened, progressive, intellectual and Free-Soil North have formed their opinions of the Government of the United States upon such reasoning? In relation to the question of coercion and force, which the vulgar and coarse-grained Ape of Illinois is attempting to make a practical one, "Mr. Madison [in that Federal Convention] observed that the more he reflected on the use of force, the more he doubted the practicability, the justice and the efficiency of it, when applied to people collectively, and not individually. A union of the States containing such an ingredient seemed to provide for its own destruction. The use of force against a State would look more like a declaration of war than an infliction of punishment, and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dis
From Norfolk.[special correspondence of the Dispatch] Norfolk, Va., May 25, 1861. About two thousand troops embarked yesterday from Fortress Monroe, and proceeded South in small steamers and gun boats. At the same time all of the vessels that had been captured and held as prizes at that place, sailed and went to sea. There are only four vessels left at Old Point and in Hampton Roads, viz: the cumberland, the Minnesota, (frigate,) and two small steamers. It was rumored here last night that the people of Hampton had set fire to and burned the bridge leading over Hampton creek night before last, and that Federal troops from the Fort to the number of four thousand were yesterday (Friday) marched up towards Hampton, for the purpose of supplying themselves with provisions, stating that their provisions had nearly given out at the Fort, and also, that they were short of water, besides many of them were sick, and that, upon learning that the bridge had been burned, they immedi
Norfolk, May 25, 1861. The Monticello, Cumberland, Yankee, and Minnesota, are reported off Old Point. There is nothing special from Sewell's Point. Gen. Huger arrived yesterday. He relieves Gen. Gwynn, who will be stationed elsewhere. Col. H. was for some time stationed at Fort Monroe, and, by his official conduct, has endeared to him many friends. He is a skillful officer, and a gentleman of the true type. In the many positions he has filled, many will recognize the signal discharge of his official duties. We greet him here with warm hearts and generous hands. The ladies hereabouts, among other things, are engaged in making cartridges for the soldiers. They turn out thousands of these death missiles per day, besides attending to other duties. Truly do they deserve our unbounded praise. The practicing of guns from the Hospital battery in Portsmouth, took place yesterday. It was truly a grand sight to witness the immense streams of water ejected, as t
From Petersburg.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Petersburg, May 25, 1861. After several days of chilly weather, during which fires and overcoats were comfortable, the temperature is now balmy and delighful. During the late cold rains, some of our companies of volunteers at Norfolk suffered a good deal. The Cavalry, especially, were exposed; and many of the members who came up with the remains of Captain Fisher are laboring under severe catarrhal affections. The dedication of the new Presbyterian Church, of which the Rev. Theodorick Pryor, D. D., is pastor, will take place to-morrow afternoon. The Rev. Messrs, Martin, of Nottoway, and McIlwaine, of Amelia, with other ministers, are expected to participate in the ceremony. When Dr. Pryor came here several years ago, the congregation was small. But under his ministry there have been numerous accessions to the church, until at length a new building became necessary for their accommodation. The church edifice
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.election in Suffolk — sad accident — handsome parade. Suffolk, Va.,May 25, 1861. The election has passed over quietly, and although the vote is one of the largest ever polled, there is not one for Union. Messrs. Day, (for the Senate,) and Riddick, (for the House,) were elected without opposition. That miserable ad valorem amendment, which, (mark my prediction,) is to be the ground of future trouble in our glorious new Confederacy, was ratified by a large vote. It becomes my painful duty to record another sad casualty, which happened on yesterday to a member of the Smithfield Artillery, now stationed at Town Point Battery, near this place. It seems that at some call to arms, probably for drill, Mr. Frank Atkinson, son of Dr. Joe Atkinson, of Smithfield, caught his piece, which was lying on the ground in the tent, by the muzzle, and pulled it directly towards him, and in passing out the hammer was caught by something which so far
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in Wythe county. Wytheville, Va., May 25th, 1861. The following is the result of the election held in this county on Thursday last. The vote is larger than on any previous occasion, when we take into consideration the number of our citizens who have left for the seat of war: For ratification, 1,409; for amendment Constitution 1,393; against it, 1. W H. Cook, Legislature, 982; James Graham, Legislature, 358--Cook's majority 624. The solitary vote east against secession was polled at Poplar Camp, by an individual who had a load of bald-face Ohio whiskey on, which sent an unusual amount of Unionism to his head, as he is known here as employed making lead pills for Yankees at the mines there. Since my last, large numbers of troops have passed over our road; scarce a day passes that five hundred or better are not regaled by our citizens on the best our county affords, and the cry is "still they come." Well, let them come; we