edom of our own soil, our homes, our State.
Well done old Elizabeth City!
Prond am I of my old — my native county.
Though the enemy in great numbers is at our doors, we must, we will stand up and defend our firesides, though no assistance has been or probably will be sent us. Let our brave volunteers make this peninsula "the Thermopyla" of Virginia.
We have no Leonidas to lead us, but let every man be himself a Leonidas, rather than give up the fairest portion of the Old Dominion to Lincoln's myrmidons.--The very idea of "falling back" 20 miles before we make a stand, is sufficient to stir the blood of every true man in our midst.
What! desert our homes and leave behind us defenceless women and children, and not strike a blow?
It will not do.
We hear it rumored that armed men from Old Point will probably be at the polls next Thurday.
Should it be so, you will hear of the commencement of the fight in true earnest.
We now have the mortification of seeing soldiers from O