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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
weather — Fruit — secession flag raised.

Harrisonburg, Va., March 27, 1861.
The winter secedes slowly — contesting every inch with young spring. Excepting high winds, the weather is really pleasant.

The fruit has been preserved from frost, so far, by the severity of the past winter. Yet, if the present weather continues, the buds will soon shoot out. We anticipate a large yield of fruit the present season in the Valley. A few days since I examined the cherry buds, and find that the yield will be very fine, if not killed by future frosts.

A secession flag, or, rather, the flag of the Confederate States of America, was raised last night upon the flag-staff of the Exchange Hotel, in this place. It waves to-day gaily in the stirring breeze, and attracts a great deal of attention. Some of the Submissionists seem to think it ought to come down; but I rather guess it won't. Mr. -- spoke to Mr. Woodward, the gentlemanly Superintendent of the Exchange Hotel, of the impropriety of allowing that flag to float over the house, stating that it would probably injure the hotel. Mr. W. informed the "Union-saver" that the ladies had secured the ready consent of Dr. Williams, (the proprietor,) to place it there, and that it would rot on the flag-staff before it should come down, unless the Doctor ordered it to be done. The inference is that Mr. Woodward is not afraid of being proscribed because a Southern flag floats over his house. The flag was the work of a number of spirited ladies. But the ladies are always on the right side.

Goods bought in the Richmond market are advertised for retail sales by some of our merchants this spring. Trade will come all right after a while, between Virginia retail merchants and the metropolis of the State. Not much news. Hastily. Pen.

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