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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
raising Secession flags.

Bonsack's, Roanoke Co., Va., April 6th, 1861.
To-day was a great day in our village. The patriotic citizens of this place raised a Secession flag 6½ feet wide and 15 feet long, on a pole 92 feet high, at 2 o'clock, P. M. The flag was raised by our gallant Congressman, Hon. Henry A. Edmundson, and was greeted by nine rousing cheers by the sovereigns assembled around it. The crowd was then addressed by Messrs. Wm. M. Burwell, Hon. Henry A. Edmundson, Wm. Watts, Major James McDowell, and Green James, Esq.--The speeches were able and patriotic, and stirred the souls of the brave mountaineers to their uttermost depths. The meeting adjourned by giving three cheers for the gallant little State of South Carolina, and three cheers for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy.

If the Convention does not give us a chance to vote for an Ordinance of Secession, the sovereign people will take matters into their own hands, and place Old Virginia where she ought to be, alongside of her Southern sisters. You, of the East, roll on the ball, and we, of the Southwest, will carry it triumphantly over the Blue Ridge and the Alleghanies.


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