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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs in Monroe.

Sweet Springs, Va., May 2, 1861.
Old Monroe is all right — secession is in the ascendancy. Confederate and Palmetto flags are floating at every public place in the county. Monroe will go for secession overwhelmingly. The County Court has appropriated $10,000 for war purposes. A large Southern flag, nine yards by fifteen, is to be erected at the Red Sulphur Springs to-day. There are a few who condemn secession as a Democratic measure. If it is a characteristic peculiar to the Democratic party to stand up for the rights of the South, for equality and independence, I thank my God that I have ever been an adherent to the principles of that party; but I rejoice in the fact, that there is too much patriotism in the South for secession to define a party measure.

Col. John M. Rowan and Col. Wilson Lively are our candidates for the Legislature.--They are for Virginia's going into the Southern Confederacy.

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