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From Norfolk and vicinity.

--A party who left the vicinity of Norfolk last week, informs the editor of the Petersburg, Va, Sun, that nearly every efficient soldier had been sent forward to Butter, and all citizens within the military age, who had taken the oath of allegiance, had been put in service, and were performing guard duty in Norfolk and Portsmouth, the outer line of pickets being Yankees. A few Confederate prisoners at Point Lookout have been induced to take the oath, and were on guard duty also. Most of the large guns had been removed, and the Union men were all packed up, and waiting with anxiety to hear the result of the fighting between Lee and Beauregard, and Grant and Rutler.

A few weeks since, Miss Fannie Cornick, of Princess Anne, was searched, and a letter found on her person, said to be written by Miss Moore, of Norfolk, to some friend in the Confederate army--The young ladies were tried, and have been sent to Fort Hatteras, to wash and mend for the prisoners at that place. The letter signed L Shepherd Moore, is published by order of the Provost Marshal of Norfolk in the Yankee paper of that city, and shows the spirit and feelings of a true Virginia woman.

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