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.
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
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.