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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Virginia had seceded"’ and was no longer a part or portion of that Republican Union over which the Illinois Rail-splitter wields his maul. So soon as the glorious news was heralded to our citizens, preparations were made to fire thirteen salutes, as we are of the opinion that there are at least that number of the quondam United States who sympathize with, will soon, or have become members of the "Southern Confederacy." Every man was perfectly enthusiastic, and in less than an hour the firing commenced; it was loud and long, and hearty cheers stood from every point. Music swelled its strains, and many a martial air thrilled the car of those who are ready and willing to march and fight under the folds of the Palmetto flag. We have here two companies, one a Troop, the other Light Infantry, (Company A, 101st Regiment Virginia Militia,) the later of which is ready at a moment's warning; the former is making every preparation, and will be ready in time, Both are anxious to enlist in defence of the South and Southern rights, and are eager to join with the noble hand in the contemplated capture of Washington city, or wherever else they may be called by the South. A large secession flag was, on Saturday last, raised in the centre of the lown, and now proudly floats over the heads of hundreds of admiring spectators. There is not a Union man in these "diggins," and not one but rejoiced at last night's intelligence. Your paper is in demand every night, and eagerly read and relied on.
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