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The Daily Dispatch: April 17, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.public sentiment in Albemarle. Charlottesville,Va.,April 16. Our people are all for resisting Abe Lincoln an is Black Republican Government. We have five volunteer military companies in this and as many more in the county. Yesterday several students of the University left to be some soldiers in the Southern army, and this morning numbers of others are to follow. Last night we had a public demonstration, when a large body of our citizens assembled to hear speeches from Hon. S. F. Leake, Thom Wood, Capt. Duke, and others. The spirit rich animated the Fathers of the Revolution manifested in their descendants.--The neighbors of Thomas Jefferson will do their duty. There is but one feeling in Albemarle --we are all Secessionists. Monticello.