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Clarksville, Mecklenburg Co, Va., May 20th, 1861. As your liberal and popular paper seems open for all correspondence on general subjects, I thought in these soul-stirring and alarming times a few words from the female portion of the community would not be rejected. Now that the women have, as it seems, to be left alone while the men are gone to fight. I think their opinions are entitled to more weight than formerly. We sometimes feel as brave as a lion, and then again as weak as a lamb, in anticipation of the coming invasion. If ever there was a time when a great deal devolves on females, that time is now on us, when it is getting so common to say the women are going to fight, too. We at first thought the idea most preposterous, but every day brings stronger evidence of the necessity of it; but they will have to proceed in a kind of Indian fashion, not meeting the enemy on the open field, but from windows, behind walls, batteries, &c. Our place looks lonesome enough si