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Southern independence. Junction, Hanover County, Aug. 20th, 1861. To the Editors of the Dispatch: --I hope the position lately taken by your paper and the Examiner will meet with a hearty response from every citizen of our Confederacy. Your manly and outspoken advocacy of measures to be taken in advance, in order to guard ourselves against greater dangers than those of war, must have occupied the attention of our leading statesmen long since, and we wait patiently the time when they will adopt such public enactments as will give forces and effect to public sentiment on this all-important subject. A peace based upon a aty of amity and commerce, would be a far greater curse to us than a ten years war. Indeed, many of the most intelligent and best informed men w whom I have conversed on this subject, ag with me in the opinion that such a pe would not last six months. So thorough my impressed am I with this belief, that, even if I could divest myself entirely of all fee