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Voice of the people of Virginia.

The meetings expressing the popular will of Virginia continue. At Prince George C. H., on the 11th inst., a meeting was held, at which the following resolutions were adopted:

Resolved, 1st. That the interest and honor of Virginia require that she should separate from the Northern States of America, now controlled by a hostile party, whose ultimate object is the overthrow of slavery and oppression of the Southern States.

Resolved, 2d: That we deem it high time that Virginia had resumed the powers granted to the Federal Government, and that we view the facts as now existing as presenting but one question for Virginia to decide upon, whether she will remain with the present broken Confederacy, under Abraham Lincoln as its head, or whether she will join the noble States of the South, under the gallant and chivalrous Davis.

3d. That come weal or woe, we are unalterably opposed to the fanatical rule of Lincoln, and we earnestly desire the absolute separation of Virginia from the North.

4. That we will appoint delegates to the Suffolk Convention to be held on the 19th of this month, and that we will support the nominee of the same, provided he is in favor of the separation of Virginia from the North and the recognition of the independence of the Confederate States.

5. That ten delegates be appointed from each magisterial district in the county, to attend the Suffolk Convention, and they are hereby instructed not to cast the vote of this county for any one who will not carry out the foregoing resolution.

The resolutions offered by Mr. Graves were adopted by the meeting with very few dissenting voices.

The Southern Citizen, published at Madison Court-House, says, in its issue of Friday last:

We do not believe that a betrayed and injured people can much longer tolerate the farce which is being daily perpetrated in Richmond. The sovereign people will rise in the majesty of their power, and break up the Pandemonium, which is crippling her strength and murdering her honor. The people will soon take the matter in their own hands, and the doom of the submission miscreants will be more terrible than that of their bloodstained prototype Cain. May the time soon arrive.

The citizens of Carrsville, on the line of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad, erected a pole and unfurled the secession flag last Wednesday. A secession flag was hoisted in Suffolk on Saturday.

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