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Salt — recapture of Kanawha. The supply of salt is becoming a seriously mooted question. The value of the article imported into the United States during the year ending June 30, 1860, was $1,431,141.--The official tables do not give the quantity; but, estimating the sack at two-and-a-half bushels, and at a dollar-and-a-half in price, the quantity was about 2,335,235 bushels.--If we suppose one-third of this quantity to have been imported for Southern consumption, the supply required for the Southern market over and above what is manufactured within the Southern States, would be 778,412 bushels. Whence this extraordinary supply is to be obtained, is a question of some interest. The works near Abingdon, in Washington county, in this State, have heretofore manufactured about three hundred thousand bushels a year. Owing to the high freights on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, this supply has nearly all gone off in wagons through the country, and upon boats down the Holsto