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n the Southwest--eloquentspeeches — patriotism of the women — organization of troops, &c., &c. Abingdon, Va., April 23, 1861. In a letter to you a few days since, I stated that the people of old Washington county were aroused — enraged against the powers that be at the Federal city. A salute was fired here when the news was received of the surrender of Fort Sumter, and also when the fact was made known that the Convention had passed an Ordinance of Secession. A worthy citizen, Mr. James Warren, was severely injured by an accidental going-off of the cannon on that day. Yesterday (Monday) was a great day in Abingdon. At least two thousand people had gathered in from all parts of the county — from the valleys and the mountains, from the creeks and the rivers. About 11 o'clock A. M., two regiments, besides the old citizens, and members of another regiment, under command of the Colonels, repaired to an open field for the purpose of enlisting volunteers. A stirring and elo