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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.

Feeling in Rockingham — Conservative Sentiment — Abolitionists Notified to Quit — Religious News, &c.


Harrisonburg,
The excitement occasioned by the election has nearly died away, and the people are settling down to their daily a vocations. There is a great disposition existing among the people here to submit to the election of Lincoln. I have not seen a single person yet who is in favor of disunion. They want to wait for the "overt act" before resorting to extreme measures. When Lincoln commits any act aggressive to the South, this section will not only furnish sentiment for disunion, but matter to aid in its accomplishment.

A man named Price, a school teacher, living at Spartapolis, in this county, voted for Lincoln on the 6th inst. The next morning his school-house was deserted, and he found a note lying on his desk, requesting his absence from the county as soon as convenient. I understand he left the following day.

In our neighboring county, Shenandoah, Lincoln received thirteen votes. This county is the residence of Geo. Rye, the Black Republican Elector for this district. A letter I have just seen, from Woodstock, says:

‘"The greatest indignation exists here against Geo. Rye, and you need not be surprised to hear of his ejectment from the county before many days."’

A meeting was held in Woodstock on the 12th inst., at which a resolution was offered calling upon the Governor to convene the Legislature as soon as possible, to consider the action this State should take. There seems to be a strong disunion sentiment existing in Shenandoah.

In every portion of the county there exists a great interest on the subject of religion, and several interesting revivals of religion have been and are still in progress. At Dayton, the Rev. Geo. H. Ray, of the Virginia Conference, has just closed a series of meetings, during which ten or fifteen persons made a profession of religion. Rev. Mr. Lafferty, of the same Conference, is at present carrying on a meeting at Elk Run, and thirty or forty have professed. The United Brethren Ministers have a meeting at Hopkins' School-house, at which twenty-five or thirty were converted.

During the past two weeks there have been seven marriages in the County, and we are in formed of nine more that will occur in the next fortnight. Our young men seem determined to prepare themselves for the blasts of winter.

Next Monday is Court day, and we will have an unusual large gathering of the hardy yeomanry of the Tenth Legion. We can then better find out the sentiment of the people.

Singlesticks.

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