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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs in Rockingham.

Harrisonburg, Va., May 6, 1861.
A calm, determined spirit is depicted upon the countenance of our people to stand by the flag of Virginia, in this the hour of her peril and tribulation. Nothing of the vapid excitement we read of in the Northern sensation papers — no frothy excitement — but the calm, inflexible determination of a free people to be forever free. Such a people are a dangerous people to an enemy. No danger of a sacrifice of the honor of the South from such hands.

Our town is quiet, and the numbers gone to war have contributed to make it so. Business has dwindled down to an insignificant figure.

Garland Dunn, a gentleman of high respectability, committed suicide by hanging on Thursday morning last, at his residence, at the foot of the mountain dividing Rockingham and Greene counties. He lived just inside of Greene county. He was near sixty years of age.

Men from here are yet wending their way to Harper's Ferry. A large party go to-night, another to-morrow night, and another on Wednesday morning. Success to the brave, who defend their homes and firesides from a tyrannical invader.

The vote on the Secession Ordinance will be a unit in this county. I have not heard of a single dissenting voice.

The message of President Davis is highly commended here. Pen.

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