[Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Portsmouth, Va., May 7, 1861.
Hurrah for Georgia
! Three more companies reached here yesterday at 2 P. M., and two more this morning.
They have gone on to the Navy Yard
I understand that arrangements are in contemplation by which the Baltimore
boats are to be allowed to land at Old Point
— they will not trust them up here — and from that position communication is to be permitted between that point and these cities.
I hope those in authority here or in Richmond
will not allow any communication whatever between these points.
No good to us can result from such an arrangement, but much harm may. It is apparent that this seeming favor is granted not to benefit us. We shall require all that our zealous mother earth may yield, and we are indisposed, if there were a superabundance, to cater to the necessities or desires of those who would not hesitate to cut our throats, if ordered
to do so, if they could get at us. Heavy Pendergrast
and the Ape
's crew must forego asparagus, tomatoes and green peas, from this region.
We require them for our own troops and people.
Let, then, this steamboat arrangement be ignored.
Timeo danuos et dona ferentis.
The day is bright and glorious.