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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Affairs in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Norfolk, Va., April 11, 1861. Great excitement prevailed here yesterday, out of the fact that a number of dispatches had been received stating that seven war steamers were off Charleston harbor, and of the official information to Gov. Pickens of the intended reinforcement of "Fort Sumter." --Many of our Union men, I have reason to believe, were converted then to the ranks of the Secessionists. The secession feeling, I have some ground of believing, is gaining strong hold upon our citizens; and now, since the war rumors that have reached us, many are for immediate secession. A petition to this effect was lately sent to our representative in the Convention, signed by a number of our most prominent citizens. Our city press teem with rumors of this kind, and are anxiously perused by our people. A great deal of excitement is expressed to hear the latest news from Charleston, and our papers will b