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Our own correspondence. Affairs in Portsmouth — the Congressional Nominating meeting — Bayonets at the door — the tyrannical Rule in the city, &c., &c. Portsmouth, Va., Dec. 17, 1863 I you days since, giving you such us had then some to hand. I continue the second, that your readers may four a little of what is going on in this and our sister . To-day we are jubilant over the result of the recent battle, as we gather its from Northern journals. The case is too desperate even for there to put a good from no it, and with such evidence we know that an awful, overwhelming disaster has overtaken them. The Herald, characterizes the result as a decided repulse, and says that the finest and best equipped army the world ever saw has been defeated by half the number of "fifty, suchless, half-starved rebels." The officers in command are exonerated for this failure, but the Secretary of War gain it unsparingly. The Herald thinks Gen Lee would have selected th<