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From Norfolk.
[special correspondence of the Dispatch]

Norfolk, Va., Aug. 21, 1861.
The foreign ship alluded to in my last is the Spanish was steamer Petronella. She is now at another in Hampton Roads. Duncan Hobertson, Esq., the Spanish Consul, has gone down to the ship, and, of course, will bring the particulars raintive'o the visit of the welcome foreigner to the waters of the Chesapeake. She anchored in the Roads some time last year, when the officers came up to the city and were properly entertained by some of our citizens. The polite Spanish officers expressed themselves in strong terms of satisfaction with regard to the manner in which they were received.

A large steamship passed out to Gen. yesterday. Several large ships are still anchored off Fort Monroe. A considerable number of coasting vessels passed in the Capes on Monday and yesterday, and came to anchor in the Roads, awaiting the change of the wind from east ward.

The tall pole ejected last June by the Ecil-Everett party was taken down this morning, carried to one of the wharves and thrown overboard. It is, however, not thrown away as a worthless relic of a despot party. It will not be allowed to drift out to sea to roll upon the heaving ocean surges like the shattered main mast of some ill-fated bark wrecked by the restless power of wind and wave; although, as the banner of the flag once honored, but now disgraced, it might be well to let it thus disappear from sight to be riven and broken by the storms. Here, now, the strife of party has ceased, and mind, heart, and strong arms combine to urge forward the glorious cause of Southern honor and liberty, and the beautiful ‘"flag of the South"’ unfolds its graceful proportions and waves beautifully upon the breeze.

‘ Flag of the South ! Aye, fing its folds
Upon the kindred breese;--
Emblem of dread to tyrant holds--
of treadom on the beas !
Forever may its stare and stripes
in scoundises glory ways;
Red, white and blue — general types
Of nations free and brave !

’ The tall pole alluded to will be erected at some point upon the above, below the city, for a useful purpose.

Among the number of visitors to our city are many Southern ladies, the mothers, wives, daughters, and other relatives of the gallant sons of the sunny South. Some of these ladies are noted for beauty, accomplishments, and superior gracefulness of manner; and their devotion to the cause of the South and the interest they manifest in the triumph and success of our arms, tend to render these fair and bright-eyed visitors still more special objects of catsom, love and affection. May Heaven's choicest blessings forever rest upon them.

The busy work of preparation for our hated Northern enemies goes on actively at the Navy-Yard and along the shores of the river, and when the tug of war commences, a good report we shall give you of the valor of the indomitable hordes, who stand read for victory or death in the expected conflict with the hirelings of the North.


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