Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs in Farmville.
Farmville,Va., March 16, 1861.
We have had quite an interesting time in our town this evening.
All of our citizens, with few exceptions, seem to be thoroughly aroused on the great question of the day — Secession.
We are just through with the ceremony of raising, over the store of Mr. H. G. Richardson
, the first secession flag ever raised in Prince Edward county
; but, judging from the almost unanimous and enthusiastic rejoicing of the sovereigns, when the seven stars and three stripes were displayed, it will by no means be the last one.
The ceremony was an imposing one.
We had very appropriate and interesting speeches by Esquires Farrar
, of Amelia
and Parish, of Prince Edward, and our young townsman, Sam Parton
Come what may, Prince Edward never intends to be a willing subject of the "negro equality " concern now in power at Washington
Her people are determined to do all in their power to reclaim and redeem this magnificent old Commonwealth from the disgrace and ruin which threatens her. As proof of this, when the Constitution of the United States
was submitted to the voters of Virginia
, Prince Edward, being taught by Patrick Henry
, voted against it, and she has never forgotten the lesson.
She would to-day almost unanimously throw it off, and take her stand with her sons and daughters of the South
It is true we have a few citizens who are a little crossed on the subject, though they are not generally original Virginians