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The expected attack on Norfolk — concert for Benevolent Purposes — the receipts of the ladies' Fair--health of the Rev. Dr. Lee--quick times, &c.

Norfolk, Dec. 12, 1861.
‘"Magruder evidently expects the attack to commence on Norfolk."’ This is among the latest telegraphic items received and published here. At an earlier period of the war this information might have caused some concern and perhaps a little excitement in our city; out now, whether true or a mere sensation rumor, the grave announcement produces no apparent effect upon the minds of the people, many of whom will believe no reports of attack but those made by the guns when the battle commences in earnest.

The amateurs of the 9th regiment Virginia volunteers, assisted by Professors Knowinger and Pauli, intend to give a concert next week in Portsmouth, the proceeds to be tendered to the Dorcas Society, in that city. It is also stated that this talented corps of performers intend to give a similar entertainment in this city on behalf of the Howard Society.

The Fair held by the ladies of the Catholic Church, for the benefit of indigent families of volunteers, was very successful, the amount realized being but little less than $1,750.

The wise and judicious amendments to our State Constitution, recently made by the Convention, are highly approved by men of intelligence and sagacity in our city. The vote of the people will no doubt sanction and confirm the action of the Convention, and the amendments soon become the law and a political blessing.

Rev. Dr. Lee, whose sudden and serious illness has been announced, is now able to walk a little in the open air. Although exceedingly feeble, he seems to be gradually regaining his strength of mind and body. His friends think he will recover entirely, and soon be able to enter again upon the discharge of his clerical duties.

Our city is remarkably quiet to-day; but few soldiers are passing about, and for some reason, there is less noise than usual.

The weather has changed from Indian summer to winter. To-day is cold and chilly — the clouds indicating stormy and snowy weather.

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