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ile nobly and patriotically serving his country. On Saturday next a beautiful flag will be given to the Virginia Defenders, by the fair daughters of Portsmouth. The presentation address will be delivered by James Barron Hope, Esq., formerly of Hampton, favorably known as a writer of prose and poetry, and who, by the meritorious productions of his pen, and his decided literary ability, has justly acquired considerable celebrity. The ladies of a portion of St. Bride's Parish, in Norfolk county, have organized the "Hope Soldiers' Aid Society." The following are two of the resolutions passed at the meeting held for the organization: 1st.Resolved, That the independence of our country is to us of the first consideration.--Unto this end all of our purposes shall tend. The soldiers we will make the sharer of our household comforts, unto the tented field they shall be conveyed for his use; for him we will ply the busy needle, and it shall be our constant duty to look after th