Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 27, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 27, 1861 Page 2
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2 VESY LATE FECI THE SOUTH. Intelligence from Richmond Papers of Saturday. llebel Accounts of Hie Carnifex Ferry an?l Lcwinsvillc Engagements. Election for Members of tlie lliciimond Convention. T1IE SEQUESTRATION ACT. Why Do Not the Rebel Generals Make an Attack on Washington! SUPPLIES FOR THE REBEL ARMY Disease and Death in the Rebel Ranks. MISCELLANEOUS SOUTHERN ITEMS, Ac., &C., &C. THE SURGEONS FROM RICHMOND. Interesting \urrative of One of Oar Correspondents?How the Richmond Prisoner* are Treated?Honorable Testimonial from a Ilcbel Doctor?A Plucky New York Hoy?lit* Whip* a Yonug Secessionist??TI?e Correspondent of the London Hcrnlil, and Ilia Secession Pioclivltiri, &r., &c. In tho I Ikkai.ii recently wo published a telogrnphlo despatch from Fortress Monroe, via Baltimore,containing a brief account of tho arrival at the former place of a Dumbor of surgeons ol tho Union army, who hud been raptured at tho battlo of Boll run and imprlsonod at Richmond, whci oj they wero released on parole by order of General Beauregard. Among them was Mr. P. l'hillips Day, siieci.vl correspondent of tho I/jntlon Horning Herald. Olio of our correspondents from Fortress Moaroo, who arrived In this city recently, gives some Interesting particulars relativo to ?:ie reieaso fli i.i prisourrH, laoii' tre.u wtnie in confluoinont, tli ir potition fur release, anil other documents consequent tli 'rem. Our correspondent says the pi ison" ors receive rations of broad each day, and occasionally rlco, with a rmall quantity of moat; but uo others than the wounded are allowed either sugar or cofl'oo. Thu wounded receive coITeo, meat, bread, and beef tea. Tlio lodgings are very much circumscribed for want of space, three hundred men being conlluod in an apartment seventy-live feet in length by thirty iu breadth. Other building*, Including two . tobacco factories and three other largo factories, wero Oiled in the fame proportioa. The consequence is the prisoners sutler greatly for want of room. Tlio prisoners numbered from 1,200 to 1.4(10. Great oflorts wero occaslonnlly made by Romo of tl.o prisoners to escape, and on one occasion over on" hundred contrived to escape from the building In which they had boon confined; but they wero all rocapturod, hindcuUtal and taken back to their old quarters, th"ro to linger out their captivity under greater restrictions than over. 80 strictly wero the prisoners watclmd, and so apprehensive were their Jailors of their oscaping, that not long since Lieutenant Colonel Collin and Captain Mclver were actually taken to tho county jail for greator security, merely because they wero seen in conversation with some privates among tho prisoners. Ilc.t this is not the worst part of the treatment to which the prisoners are subjected. Tho determination to prevent tho prisoners from escaping, sin00 a few havo succeeded, seems to havo becomo a ina:ila, nndthsguar.'s sometimes themselves by shotting the poor captives who veutnro to look out of tho win lows, and one unfortunate was shot in the arm for this un;mr.ionablo offence; and it is said that tho shocking cruelty committed at Bull run has been repeated at Richmond, and hospitals have bAen fired into merely because tlie patients ventured to look out of the windows. The following is the petition of the. surgeons who were detained <>n their jiarole to attend tho wounded at Richmond. It is addressed to tho Socrutary of War of the Confederate States:? To tiik Hoik. f.. I'. N'ar.KKR. Kecretnrv of War Km?We, the ulidiTnUiii'd, sm>;e":i* ..II'! u .oMint ?"rceotia III the s"rvic?? nf the anuy of the United Stun'*, beg leave to represent that we are detained at Itlclnnon l nspii ini"rM ' i w?r, uftM'u 4?v uiu law U.HUC near ..Janata*, on inu 2I*t of July lust. * That before iv. jnff sent to Richmond wo were put upon oui tuiroln of honor and detained by Clenerttl llrauregiyd to idoilni<< r to the fi k and wounded soldiers on the lirM and in the luwu>it.N at Man tasas. That sine* mir arrival at Klchinond we havr devoted o;u helves to the faithful rtUehn rue T>f the iVMwvtnre ? as#ignf d to ita In the li xoUai until the pei io?l V...H now arrived wlicn ourserTiceann; no longer needed ? required. Wh beg leave further to state that when ptared upon our parole of honor at Manasa*^, tt was explained to u? by the commanding g -ti'THl granting the sane-, th*t wo should he released, with privilege to return to onr respective home*, when orr servief-x t oufd be dispensed with in the hospital at Kichm u>d, ami ihat already a jtortion of our associate* have been rilioui.vied, uu 1 returned home in pursuance ? t the arrangement. s In pro*?: of thin, we br*u leav? to ra!l yo-ir attention to (ho tntement tutde l>y General Beauteuaid, bearing date ManasAu*, Au ; t 2,1061, now on tile in your department,a copy of whi? h i* h reunto annexed. Therefore having discharged, a* wo humbly Insist, our whole duty, in accordance with the tindci4iuiniing. wo a*k that we iiiitj be released, and be enabled to return to our respective i? >mc*. We ar.-, sir. with great rraj>crt, your obedient servant, ALlitEl> I'OWKLL, Surgeon 2d reg. N. Y. S. M. Vr. JIAKKIS, Assistant Surcem 2d rcg, H. T. V. Lie-it. It. A. OuoDKNOb'GH, Jr., )4:h rcg. N. Y. S. M. Dr. f'OXNOLIA, Asst. Surgeon 2d reg. N. Y. S. M. Dr. M. JJ1VH1K, As*. Surgeon 70th reg. N. Y. H. M. Dr I'll AS. IjK HOITKILLE, l*tM:nne.?>ta > Dr. WILSON, Asst. Surgeon 2d re^. N. V. S. M. Dr. GHAY, r?i4ted Stales Army. 1>.\ <)H!SW4>L1>, 3?Sth N. Y. Y. Dr. MctiRKUOJt, 3d Conn. V. Belonging to tins j?u-ty was a boy of thirt^oo years rf age, named Joseph Kounody, a servant of Dr. PowelL He ! was permitted to accompany bis master. The following i.s the parole of honor alluded to as having been given by iho above name I surgeons:-? i Ya., S*pt. IP, 1.SC1. We, the undesigned, officers or the L'uit* ?i suites Army, prl oners ui war, 'Jo n.ake our urif{u*Hf!e<i j an l?? of honor ; we w ill not by arm*, information or otherwise, during itiK hoHiiliti'-a In-tween 'he United S^atf h and the C? .i?-<1erate Htat^n America, aid ?>r abet the em rniea of said < . uledcrate bt>it? h. or any of th< m, in any manner or form wl?:*tever until Ml?as?*d from this ftn?!e by the Confederate flat' s, or uhill we are duly exchanged. The above was >igned by tlie forev* 'lne names. ! Tho following i.- (toneral Beauregard's consent to the release of tho doc v ?ra Hauu ?tai:tkih First Oo*rrnETiATK Am, I 1'oTOMAC, IIAMAihAH, AUgllllt 2, lS!l. j | The pnroie of th^e do< w:m taken 10 prevent the ne. j CftMity ot jju ;i . n* ;h >ui w ill they wet. -iUi-u ling to '.he enemy a w.?uud?-d, with the uuderKtaudinK it v.wa to be continued by tin* War !) . irtment niter leaving here, ftrxt that ih? v w? :? to In" \u nnlt;ed to return to th??ir homea when their -' :vm-h would b* no 1< on ti.o ground th.r; th?*y w?*re non-coinbivlant*, and might have got otf if they i . I ni t.iUvi follow olU<?iv t?. T. HhAl'REUAUD, ( (JommandIng. Tho follow lug document accompankvi the petition of th? | SurK'H)!i9 t ? Mr. Waikcr, given after the date of Ik*aure- | gmrd'rf nolo:? RicnxoifD, Vi., August 5, 1361. i To Whom It Mat Co*cfk.n ? I eer y in following named Surgeon* nn I Assistant | 8urget.'ii* the federal ??r Northern army, vt*:? have don ?!i the work required by the wounded and nick pri^oP.i i - ui'l'-r my'charge, .numbering aboul four hundred; tim-. they h vve performed all tho operation* of ampuialioiifin't xtt icting. without regard to perwnaJ oomfort or f. i.ius; the) have d voted all their time and attention, and, although ;<Meat ,tny time Uxforaake the charge of the wound* ?*d, they have nobly reaolved to take care of them. I f eel that 1 do but jiihtice to a number of hrare ?:?d humane men, by giving thia certlhoate, when I reflect U|?on the conduct of some other*, who, nn??<v. a* they obtained thetr parole, deserted the charge *o solemnly their own; who not being brave or courageou* enough to place th??ir persona | In danger, and yet having been u?k?-n prisoner, refused even to see the poor leliows with w hom they hod marched, who ! depen led upou th? in tor relief from su tiering and pain when wounded noon the field at battle. AlthoiioU im ni>a?%?. <kt? , t? given frc?ly, cheerfully, and in the hope that bravery atul humanity may always lind such champion* as the ai*IV<* i niK'd gentlemen, and that the world may know thai we, of the fintiih, can appreciate nobility of character uuticr wbat? . er circumstances we may meet it. 1). 11. Tul)I>, first Lieutenant Sixth Infantry, In charge of Military Prisoners. Armed Oen. Boauregard's pasd, tho party left liic'imuud at four o'clock on Saturday morning, and went < heir way rejoicing to Richmond, where thoy arr ' nt e'even o'clock, find thence at Norfolk at four a', k in the afternoon, glad at being beyond tho realm ?i . tho prisoners mentioned as remaining at Richit s Co!. Wilcox ,Capt. Kicketts, Col. Wood and Capl. II vie, of New York, who were nil doing well. Mr. f lVx-iK'iiter, member of Congress, is also mentioned , ariiong that )<ur.,y. Wo append u few mure iLto r j, f:u;;s from our correspondent:? ' ; iioy, Joseph Kennedy, is a genuine specimen of one !.c ),o uhcudlboy* of Gotham. Ho is only thirteen j fn?? ''tiring tho light at Hull run he behavod vi ii th it most coolness, and rendered good service to 1. master .nid our men on the ground. The lilt!" fellow, vl. i ' iy quest l.ined, tells his stories with a sort of f ji^iic;') iIm( lii real'/abusing, as well r.s IntoriBtlnf a Wlillo at Richmond, ho would occasions!!)-, In gulling around among tho boyg of his age, talk rather too much filar Spangled Manner, and when overheard liy tlio F. K. V.'s, ho vv >ul'! bo taken to task. "Why," says lio, "thuy to!il mo one day they would put me Iu tho guard house, urn! 1 tol't them 1 did not caro, I knew no Southern army could tako our follows, and they sont for tho cor|>oml of tho guard, hut It took two of their soldiers to get mo oiv." t)omo ouo remarked, "Jo, they wore too much for you." "No, slr-oe," mvh the plucky little follow, "I could have latum d either ono of those two l>ig follow#.'V.'liiieut Hichmond "Joe's" talk, when he wan about town, was rather loo patriotic, aud In response to his assertion, that ho could whip any "sestsh-r" of hU age,inducod (he ll chmondet s to get up a roa'rh for him. Joe was on hand, and although his competitor was of greater age Joe sustained the honor of the city lie rvprusuiited, aud llaxed out his antagonist, lie uow 8|x?rts u nic" sil * vt ?. an ||, I'lv Illl'U IV UlUl oy nil! priSOIiel s at moml n:> a tokuti of their appreciation of his pond conduct. Littlo Joe, by Ills miulest demeanor and good conduct , wins friends wherever bo govs. There was also among tin1 party brought down with the tin.* of trnco from New[iort a young lady named Mts.s Mary Johnson, from Cleveland Ohio. Eho had bo'ii residing in Louisiana with friends, an I La i bocu some three w. oVb on the way North. Slio b.'i l spent some time in It.cliniond, and s;?"ko well of the kind treatment she had ronelved from tho Southerners. Slii' expressed a thankfulness to think she liail once more got into a country where the coifld boo tho Stars and Stripe" llo.-iting. Front other sources outside tho gent lemon comitoslttg the |iatrol of honor our correspondent was infortnei! thai tho most active preparation* are going on at Norfolk uniiing naval and military officials. Tho Merrimack, a c.XMort of the frigates Roanoke, Colorado and Minnesota, has been raised, and is lltted or lilting up for a sort of floating battery. Her machinery was bo oll'eatually damaged by the tiro as to be of little use. Her hull w also burned down S ? thai it would be ulnio.-t htMlMl to tit her out for a vest el of uny service at sua; but It Is thought f he cuti be made of servico otherwise?say u.s a tmusimrt. The naval authorities of the rebel States at Norfolk aro looking with anxious eyes to tho arrival of the steamers Yorktown and Jamc.itowu from Richmond; but they four the recent attack of tho Uuitod States sloop-of war Savannah, at Newport News will put a stop to any further progress of those vesio's. Tho Navy Yard at Norfolk seems to bo mvl r a discipline that is not fully explainable or understood oven among themselves. Mr. S. 1'hiUlps Day, tho correspondent of tho London Herald, also came down with tln> prisoners, and was a fellow [tarseuger with our correspondent from Fortress Monroe to lUIUinore. Mr. Day has travelled through a porii n of the Southern States, particularly in the so-'lie* of the immodialu hostilities, and is well prepared to ju Ige of tho relative pros pec tB of m;ere.-1 of the opposing armies, ull of which will ho tnado Known to our transatlantic fri<:is.? in advance or our readers. Mr. Day travelle 1 without any suuming dllllculty, and was tho bearer of Important oilloial despatches from tho British Consul nt Norfolk, and Mr. Hunch, fit Charleston, to l<ord Lyons, utidor which he claimed prot 'ciiou. Our corresixiulent remarked ?wiili all duo ri ?i> < t to tli? gontlcmauly deportment of our namesake of tho II r,>11?ho is rath t inclined to think tiiat his Bocesh !>''< clivitii s are of rather too strong a character to bo permitted aJl tho courtesies or liberties that ho is now onjovlng. Hp sops no consistency iti allowing such parties to nvjiiook our whole grounds and fortifications. end truvuliuig .ill ovor the South, to retrrn her< to accept our civilities,and, liko Kuweit, turnaround and abuse us. Jf our correspondent l;ad his way, lie says, with all (tun deference to th u g. ntlenien's social qualities, be would pat tin mi under a surveillance entirely different from that they are now receiving. Llko Mr. Muir, friend of tho Charleston llrltlsb Consul, he fears they might, bysomo oatside Influence, bo iuduced to convoy altogether too much information. Mr. I>ay arrived iu naltltnoro Thursday morning with our correspondent, and was allowed to go wherever lio pleased, while all others on board the .steamer from Oi l i'olnr ware either guarded or watelied by the Provost Marshal*. Not that our correspondent would attribute to Mr. I lay anything suspicious or otherwise, lor the gentleman professed the utmost respect for oar Northern associati 'tis and frankte s for tho kindness uud attention he had received from us. T1IE UNION PRISONERS AT RICHMOND. Kxtract from a letter received from Captain Manson, I Firs; Company Bcvonty-ninth regiment, aprisouor of war, oouilned at Uichm >nd, Va.:? KmmoNn.Sept. IS, lWll. Mv Pkaii Wire?I send you a few lines by a sea capta.u who is g 'lcg North with a Has; of truco. The most ol tho oil'.cers ooniined here were sent to Charleston last Tuesday, with 120 uieu < f diti'oront regiments. Among them were Capt. l-'nrrish, of ?ur regiment, and m< ally all our men,except 11. 1 a-i'son, who has V>eon unwell since ho has been hero, but is now better. McLar, n is still here, and IV. \V. (Jago, T. C. Lowe, K. It >ruer and K. Woaiherall, of my company. J/iwe, H rnor and Weatherall were w.iihi ied. but are now recovering. II. McKin,Tony Bishop and Scott were sent to Cnarle-ton lost Tuesday. 1 lind I. a very tiresome life to bo c niinci' in tb'is maViKor. It is oi^ht weeks this day since we were taken prisoners. V. e imvo not been allowed out to market for some time. I thi'di it is on neeeunt of some of tho prisoners making their escape ftotn here and putting the authorities to considerable tri nb e.and nt tho same time it makes them moio strineeut wiih us. Li ut. W. H. Ives, Lieut. It. Campbell, John Wliyto and Assi^'ant Surgeon Mel,"tcliij, ol' our regiment, are still in this place, and are ail well. WM. MAN.-ON. REE EL NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS. We havo received Richmond papers up to Saturday lust, from which we take somo interesting particulars. THE ENUAOEMENT AT CARNIPKX KERRY. [ConvKpoudencs of th? Lynchburg Republican.] IIK.UM AH'IKUS NKAK IShIWOOD GAP, S pt. 11. ltlOl. AulhnUu nnil lal rrtiin;/ {'articular*?The Kiirm't Tlirtv TI rift li>; vfxi (i with llrrtvy ?Only n fVw IPismM <m Our Siit'?G*n. Amountk* W<ivn/lnl?U,i t*rlu Mmmit nt rf (!>ri. flot;dj <tc. (.Hi Monday lj.-l we received intelligence of the advance of the enemy in heavy fori* from th<> direction of ;!utton, n'ouy tho duniniervllio riwi. On Tuesday m inting Col. MeCnusiin'B riKiuiNit, which bait been down at Summerv .ie as our advance, wm liriven iu, ami tho enemy onfourteen mi!?vi distant from us. W" expected h.;u to drive in oar pickets ?>n Tuesday night and attack ua on W 'dti' Xilay morning: but, contrary io tli- no exji'cuitiotui, 'i"<orcod his march and dro\e in our pickets at I two o'd. :k Tuesday. Our lirk! of battle w:u at once formed tiohinii our bre ast works, and scai'tvly ba ! ad our forces been p a d in p - .ti< n b. fori- the o.V-uiy wan si'. n swarming iu llit woods from one end of o ir !,n. s to the other. )) approached with groat deliberation and firmness. and bin central column emerged from tho woo ls and ubovo the Kills, two hundred yards in front, just tlt't' <11 miiKiti s after three o'clot k. lie approached lis from this point in double ipiick t!:iio, evidently ir ti i 'lm; to force our works at the point of the bayonet. At tha llrat of our ritlos the gahaut Cok nel, who led iu ftvut of his men on a splendid bi.ick chargcr, fell dead to the earth, while the head of his column recoiled in utter c <nfi'dion. Tho Colonel's horse, as if unconscious of tho fall <>f his rldo:-, dashed up to our ombaukments and around them into our camp, and, from the inscriptions on the mountings of bis pistols, proved to be Win. II. I,ytei's, of Cincinnati. I saw the daring officer fa'.l from Ins horse, and ho was certainly one of the bravest of tho brave, tor he sought "the bu'bbls reputation" at the very n k moulii. 1 ho ?i'my'? columns now opened np<n us along the whole of our centre an I right, and for an hour the rattle of musketry and tho thunder of our artillery was inc. ssunt and terrible. Tho enemy was driven back anil silenced for a moment, but time to the light,supported with live or six pieces of artillery, two of which ? ore rilled catmon. For ! another hour and u half tho battle rage I with t rrillc I fury, and again tho enemy's guns wore silenced at.d lie dtivenfr tii our view. i The sm w.w now ia*t sinking beyond the distant tnounI ttt'iis. au I we wvrc strongly iu la jh's that the enemy had | met i,> Una! repulse for tie) oveumg-, but a few moments | dispelled our illusion. F< r tlio third time the enemy j cume bark to the conflict, with m-re violence and determination than before. lie assailed us this time from one I end of our lines to the other, und tried bis b-.tti llarik us. For ucother hour atid ? half, and until tho dark cur; tains o' nljtht ciosed in upou ns, the fight raged with intense fury. At !i. s't tho range both of tholr small amis and artillery j was\ory lud, sh. oting entirely ovor our he.nls. Tim 1 rang'* of tin cannon was espeoaidy bad; for, whilo then I mm.- i .mil '11" H|IB >1111 r|j.ll i>|iwu ill" l.uu I ass i;i (Mir ' iii>c?iujpmout, 11, :r ehclls, with low oxi-options. buret high j in tho ittr una full ttfty yards in our rear. IIiil whun | .hey tame to the last charge they hid gottcu tho rungo far bettor, and their lml .. began to plough up our embankments, wljjJo their ?holls broke directly ovor us tu every fiirwjtloti unil wWh terrible fury." T!>o eii.-my seem I to bo(>erf.eUy enrngidat our obstinate res st.inee, and wtm J 'tunuiuui to pour out iho full vials of h's wrath <1 j ID (M. Tin> battle consul at fifteen minutes poet seven oV!ock, linving continued alm< ~t Ince.seatttly four long hours. Our mult Blood to their pos. Is with ustouishiug coolness aud courage. Tin' only fault they commitli'd during the battli wn1" that of llring upon the enemy at too lorg a range aa 1 while too s-curelj posted behind Uiu dense forest trees which skirl''d our ootirc Hue.?. We did not lose a single mau killed nor morn than ten mnM. the<mamjra (an could not be aweruliiM, but hi <mo singlo spot, whore Colonel Lytel foil, wo oo .lit' '1 thirty seven dead bj.ll"*. The prison. re Inform us tint! th-ir lo-e was heavy,end from the fact that we gilcii" d thoir kuv.s threo tinr s, we are coplMeut that tli.s rvjiort is entirely true. Tho prisoner* Informed ue that I, who>o name I do not remember, was badly, If not fatally, wounded, iui<l his horso killed under him. Otirolllcors acted with ureal coolness and bravery. Tho battle had raged but tw nty miuiKaa when our gallant General was very |*iufuily we -.nded in tho right arm, the boll entering near III elbow and p.osing out near tbo wrift, without breaking any bone. Wo retired him u Kberi distance under the hill, and had tho wound dressed by Surgeon ('.leaves, and in ten mluutesho was n.iialn moving along our lines, encouraging hie men by his pr.'xenio and 1:1* Toico. At ? later stuge of (hi fight n Mmle bull lore through the lap) e. el' hie coat and another through the cantle of his saddle, ludood, !t is the wonder cf ail of ue how hoe*o?i|>ed dealb None hut his slalf ar'i mui> "ii Knew no was womuuti iii.-in cuo u.oho of thj fljiht. Ho is now suffering much pain. I do noi know tin! natn"s of afl our wonncUxl. but Jno. St<.n< und Thomas W. Mnrtin,of Cant. Henl-y V company, Amli r-t, were the moBt sevorely hurt. K'?no t th.-r of this* cwinpanv whs hurt, and only one iu Caj>t. entail's company?Bryaut. At theclos? of the Adit a council of war was hold, and, ujxni our knowIxl^'.of the oncmy's drength, toft hor with th# information wo reMivi-d from our prl Sonera, it wan riotttrmined to retire nil our forces to the south j?i?lo of Gauley,oud not haauird an attack tbo next m> rnlng. \\i l-nrn from the prisoners th>it the on^my was nine revitnents strwi?r. witb *--ix pieces of artillery, and that they would bo relnforcod by lion. C x in tho mornii.g, with two m >ro rogimonu and two pieces of artlilory. Tin v also ii.formed us that Gon. llos -crans commanded in peifon. () f 'cc wa? lily 1,700 men. ami. while wo had strong riuiv/uto btli'vu that wo could maintain our position flSW YORK HERALD, F cvon against such terriblo odds, wo did not tUtile it J eut to hazard bo much. We had d'-s patched (.'en. Wls.i In tho mornlnf f?r n forcemenis mil lii* had declined to Ki nd thorn for bur au attuek upon him liy (lull. Cox. We had also R couriers fi r tho N'orth Carolina and Georgia rogtini'iitcomi' up, hut It was impossiblo for thorn to roach us time to uoi>|iort us. At ton o'clock lout lilcht, thorofore, our forces prooo ml to retire from the j* -Itl .a they had so heroically feuded during tbo day, and by light this mornlutf '! wro til Barely mid lu order across tho river, with aii tli buy^ifio, \e., except Homo few things which wero 1 from Dfftflect and w.rnt of lr?ns|>ort:itiou. 1 bad the mlsfortuue to lose my borne and all my b gage, except my bed, saddle, bridle, pixie's and swo At eight o'clock last night I was di apati hed to Gen. W for rolnfono noots, aud my friend, ("apt. Peter?, v< kindly mounted mc on a frnxh horse of hi* own, wbili left mine in the camp. when I returned thu morn in found my h-rfo and trunk ha I boon left by the scrvai who wore frightened ucrops the river in advance of eve body else. I am, consequently, without u burse and \vl out clothes, except what 1 liuvu (ju. Had I boon preset should have lost nothing. My young friends, Adjutant rotor Otoy, Oapt. Win. Cook and Dipt. Sam. Homy, also had tho misfortune lose their baggage, tents uud beds?all from neglect tlio n< rvsnts. Wo m o now pitching our tents at this place, on I malu CTiarlest'n road, about fifteen milos from Gau Bridge mid fifty live miles west of Lewlshurg. (Jon. Wise is onoumpod at Dogwood <Jap, a fow ml above ui-, whilo a portion of his force hold* tho Haw Nest, below us. It may not lie prudent to pay what our noxt move v be. Our men and ofllcors, however, aro in Unespir and feel that they, at least, havo done their whole dut.i themselves and their couutry. I thi/k that the public r.nd all military men will as that both our fight and our full back to the sido of river are among the most remarkable iueicb nts in history of war. Seventeen hundred men, with six ii rior pieces of artlllery, fought back four times their ui ber, with much superior artillery, for moru than four Ii hours, repulsed them three times, aud remained mast of tbe ground. They then retired their numbers, b gage, storm and more than two hundred sick and wou ed across the river, from ten 1*. W. to four A. M., aloug of the steepest and worst singlo track roads that o horse's hoof trod or man ever saw. Knur o'clock fot tbeso inuu threw miles from the enemy, with our n*i constructed bridge destroyed und our boats sunk boh us. I think thi-se facta show a geueralship seldom hihited anywhere. H( v. Mr. McMahon, one of our most pious and wort chaplains, from Smytho county, was along with th<MJei ral and hisstalf during the wh ile tight, and where i balls Hew thickest. Hr. Glean a, of Wythevillo, has tho lino pistol of f I.ytol, and < apt. Slept' o, of Bedford, his splendi luountml Baddle and bridlv The lino horse was f through ar.d died. I'y tho way, I'r. Meaves was in light, uud exposed himself much in tho discharge of surgical duties. Gen. Floyd's tent,from which floated our glorious 11 was completely riddled w ith the balls of the enmv. Our young Adjutant, I'otor Otey, finding one of hisr wounded, gallantly picked h?m up and walkod off w him in full face of the enemy s (ire. 'I lie ll>-ssians approached within thirty yards of Coin Wharton's regiment, but were soon repulsed. THE SKIRMISH AT LEWINSVILLE. COLONEL KTf ART'S OFFICIAL KEl'OUT. hkadoi'artkks. Mi.s-u'n*s Hili.,1 Sopu-mbor 11,1861. j fnkrai.?i started about twelve o'clock with T1 tenth Virginia Volunteers, commanded by Major Tor (" 05 men) First section orRosser's'battory, Washing Artllcry, and a detachment ol First cavak-y, tinder t! tain Patr ick, for I. wii. villu, whoro, 1 loarnod frum cavalry pickets, tho enemy were posted with some for My intention was to surprise them, and I succeeded tlroly, approaching Lowiasvllle by th i enemy's left t rear, taking care to k',>ep my am.ill force an entire nee from their observattoa. 1 lit the same tiuio caret'1! provided against tho disaster t'i uiy.-elf which [v striving to intiict npon the enemy, un.1 folt suro thnl necessary, 1 could fall back successfully before any io the curiiiy might hrivo; for tho country waa favoniblt retreat and ambuscade. At a p .int nicely screened by the woods from Lewi villa, and alow hundred yards from the place, 1 sent I ward, under Mijor Torrll!, a portion of hi* colum n stealthily to roach the wood at a turn of tho road , t reconnoitre ivy* nd. This was admirably done, and M ijor 8'ion reported to tne that th > enemy had a pii oi nrlii'ory in p"8itio? m the road juat at Lowinsvi: commanding our rond. 1 directed him immediately j nisi his rill'inon so us to render it im|K>ssiblo for i i annonecra to serve th piece, and, if possible, to eapti it. During subsequent operations the caurwnoeiu tr Ineffectually to servo the piece; and Anally, after on" v shot through the head, the piece was taken off. \YI ilils wag going on a few shot* from llosser's scotlon, u cluster of tlio enemy a ijuai ter of a mile oil', put the tire force oi' the enemy in full retreat, expiring llioir tire column to Hunk tire in ni our pieces. Homo wvg and a large body o! cavalry tlrst pause I in hasty dig the rilie piece and howitzer Ilring as they pussod; I! came llyiug a battery, ci^ht piuo s of artillery (Uriflin' which soon took position about six hundred yards to < 11 out and rigid, and rained shot and sli uvn us duriug tliu entire engagement, I with harmless eflect, although striking very ne Then |>asscd throe regiment* of Infantry, at dou quick, receiving, in succession, as they passed, Rossi unerring salutation, his ahull* bursting directly over tli heads, im 1 creating tli<> greatest havoc iui.1 confusion their ranks. Tim last iuiiuilry regiment was followed a column of c ivslry, which, at one time, rode over I rear ol' tin; iuiuutry iu great confusion, llic field, gono ami stuff olllcors were seen vxortiug every cilert to rest order in t'joir broken ranks, and my cavalry vl iets i Hal ving their Might, reported that- th"y finally radio ini'.ti and a half below, anil took position up tho ro where they s'jpj^ Bed our column* woull ho pursu tbein. Captain ltoasor having no enemy left to eonti with, at his own request, was permitted to review i ground ot the enemy's (light, ami found the road ptongl rip by Ins solid shot, and utrinvn with fragnientB of she two mm lift il 'ail on the rea l, one mortally wound and one, i:ot hurt, taken p.-hovr. Tlio pris ncr .laid l havoc in tVir ranks wus teirful, justifying what 1 s myself of the con Ml.-sien. Major Torrid s sliari shoot were by no means Idle, tiring whenever a straggling Yi km- sh c.v.' l his head, and ca,>txiring a lloutonant(captu: by Major Terrlli himself).ono sergiant and on prlvc a!l lioioligirf? to (ho Nineteenth Indiana (Colonel Me dith's). Tim prisoners reported to me that Gene McClellan hltns 'If whs present. and the enemy gave out publio'y that the i cc.ipuncy of I,ewlnsville was to |x>rmanont. A Ins for human exfieaUtlous. Tlcoirc anil men b have,I in a manner worthy of !)>>> lienor! highest coiiiiiiendatloii, nnd the tiring done by the s tli'li under direction of Cup'nln lb' ici an '. Lieutenants: cum (nil the timo under lire from theorcmy'shnttery ),c toinly, lor accuracy uud i-tVejt, challenges comparison w any ever inn ie. Vah'nblc .issuance rendered me by Chaplain I!a!l; and Mei-srs. flair, ton anil llur citizens, attached to my staff, were conspicuous In darl: Corporal Ha^an uud IV.g'.er We-d are untitled to spet mention for good conduct an 1 valuable service. Our !<ifs was not u scratch to mm or horse. Wo h.i no weans i f knowing tin" enemy's, except that it m have been huavv, fioiu tiio effects of the shots, found in all lour dead, and mortally woi nded nude lured four. Of cour.-x' they , arrint cffull they con Your attention is specially called lo lh" enclosed,* wli I was delivered to tr. at 1. .wi'.isville, and to my enitor | men'. 1 scud a sketch also. 1 returned here with i command, niter reestablishing my line of pick through Lewfnsville. l'leace forward this report General Johnston. Your 1b? r.ient servant, ,f. K. K. t?nrAI!f. Colos.ol Commanding #Thi.?. ivc presume, rotors to the not.- fn m Uoutcm l'oo, published by usThursday.?[Et>. W'nto. OENEKAIi OBUKR?NO. 10. JIBAD^aiokils Ahvan' KD Fonnts-1 Army ov Tim IV.ToiiAf, Sfort. 13,1' 01. j ; rcrenianding Gen rid is ] !,"i.wd to <v;pi< s.s his !, i f tbo conduct <f he otliivis ami soldi under Colonel Stuart in tlia at Lewiusviile, on t j i ill iv.-v. i vi'i ;i: i: w'i my vno eno niton m Inst trained soldier.". Tlu-eo hrmur? I :ni'l thv infant under Major Terrill: a xection ol' artillery, under Copt Bosser, and a detncliuu-nt of cavalry, uu 'er Capt I'.iti ic:., mm and routed at liwi three times thi ir nti ii 'i'H of infantry,nrtilierv and cavalry,without loss. T handsom- alfiii: -h >uld r, m'ndour lores that number* i of htdc avail compared with ttic importanei i f cmilu.' ilrmni and rerefu! attention to Orders, If our iui'ii v do t.hi m-olvp justice, the enemy cannot ptand tier, til in. t'y <?: <'"r of Brigadier General I.ONC -TlCK.kT l'mT.'X T. A. I1. C. m.d A. A. Adjt. Uen. OKNKKAU OIU>!iU?NO. 1!). Hb ' AttJiv ov ran IVr.or.u , : {*. 13. IS61 Th<' Commanding General hap gr>- t sati.;f;>< tlcn in jr.. Inu kun-.vii th<* oxi? llent conductColonel J. fc\ B. i-'ti: and of tho otlicera an I molt of his command In the al! of Lewinsville, on th - 11th In.-1. On thia o vasli-u Colo Stuur', with Mijor Terr ill's hnttiili' -n i fidrte.-iith Vhjj Volunte' r.-), two rtehl plccr? of the Washington artlll" under Ca(Jt tin Kofwr and I.ieuUnant .Stocoiub, and tun IVrickV company of cavalry {i'lrpt Virginia), ticked and drove from their position in effusion th re^imentH or infantry, el/at puces of artillery and a la body < f cavalry, iuJllctiag severe iururrfiu; no By command of JUllNdi'U.N Thoma* li. RuifiT, A. A. General. ELECTION FOR MEjriJKRS OK THIS RIO MOXD CONVEXTION. rilOCT-AMATIOy HY GOVEllXOR LKT( UF.H. Whereas v.ic mcies liavo occurred in the Convention Virginia, by th resignation of William C. Wicicham, 1 metnh -r elect from tho c nnty of Henrico, and by i deaih ?.f'John X. 11' the member from flie com: i f Haiidnlph, and of Valentino W. i-outhall, thu meml irwii iiiu c'i'.inv <>i A:iH'iiuin^; ?nu r.ini, ny tli'Oxp t i' n from the (iuiveo'.i n*,f 0. Rrown and Jsta C. MoOrow, of thf couuty of i'r--ton; .Toim f>. HtirJi' of iho county of Taylor; James Hurley, of the ounty Marshall; John f. Ciirlllo, of tho county of ll.u Marshall >1. J>oiit, of th- cdunty of Monongalia; K. Hall,of the county of Marmui: Chester P. t! bbard, tho county of ohio; John Jackson,of the countv W' xl; George Mel'orter. of the t nnty of I {uncock; Cnt man J, Stuart, of the district complied of tl.o count of Doddridge niul Tyler; and Catnpboti Tnrr, of the cot ty of Brookn; Thorofore, ;lio Shorifls of the .nnt'l counties and il trlctB ore hereby required to hold ail ciccUuti in each said counties and oistricts, ut the several pinery of vol I proscribed by law, for a member or members, as t i i.-o m iy bo, of the Convention for each of si id rouiri nnil districts to supply the vacancies aforesaid. The el tion to be on the 24th of October next. Given under my hand as (iovernor, and nnder thes of the ConmioBtveailh, nt Richmond, this 19th day September, 1801, and iu the eighty .sixth year of t Commonwealth. .TOilN" I.CTCHKK By the Governor?Geo rue W Munfoud, Secretary the Commonwealth. SKyl' K8T11 ATI ON NOTICE BT m?. BK( UVKR OF T EASTERN DISTRICT OI-'VIKCIMA. 7ha/1 whim it may om<?rv:?1 heroby notify every torney, agent, former partner, trustee or other per li'iiii iiK or controlling any lands, tpi.omnnts or h< r< ! mcnls, goods or chattel*, rights or credits, or an;' inter therein, within the Kasiorn ' 'Strict of Vtri'iria. of or aiiy alien vu? My llto .Coi.iodi.mto ttuks i,; aw u 1UDAY, SEPTEMBKH 27, 18C iru R!?edlly to inform mo, appolmod Rocelvor for tho raM district, of tho same: ami to render to ni" an account sin- thereof, mid, ho far U8 is practicable, to place tho name in of my hands. Any Hitch immsoh wilfully lulling to do so w 111 unt be guilty of a high misdemeanor, mid liable t<i bo indicti to ed, convicted, tluod and Imprisoned, oa provided by law. In I also notify ouch and every citizen <T tho 0>nf<"!?rnio State* Hpoodily to give information to mo (?? ho is rood qolred by law to do) of any and evory lands, te:toni tils de- and heredltamnnts, noods and chattels, rIkIiIs and credits, i<-y within (ho said Eastern district of Virginia, ami of uvery ,uir right uud Interest therein hold, ownod, ikishcks d or enObt Joyed by or for any aurli alien enemy. My olllce is on the northern side of Main street, in the city of Itichmoud, bo tig. tweoti Tenth and Eleventh streets. ret. TUOS. T. GII.E8, luo Receiver for th? Eastern district of Virginia.

TV J I THE REBEL ARMY ON TIIE POTOMAC. S 1 WHY l'KI.AV TIIK ADVANCH ON WASHINGTON? ls- to til* kkjtlik Of TIIK kh'iimomi whio. 'J'" Who controls our army on tho I'otoniac? 1m It Generals j Johnston and llcauregard or in it President Davis? Will 111 some one who Is wise onoiigh to know ho kind on mgh to enlighten tint )>u(>ilcy Information in in demand ii|hui thin '* s.ibjcct. Universal dissatisfaction seems to p.evail with . the nonaction of our army on the Potomac, anil ono party OI ai-Borta that President Davis control* tlio matter and refuses tooll<iw our troo|sto advance, b.-causo ho w If hog ',0 to bo in command himsolf whon wo t:'.ko Washington, and '' y at this tiuio hit* health will nut allow him to iuw nie that , position. I cannot concur in tho probability of this ?|mcii'('s ittlton. Uudor our constitution, no ca::(ii' at'? Is eligible to * H a hoc nd election to tho lTclidcncy. Mr. Da via in Ihe fa ... vorlte of evory State in the confederacy for tho ilrst term. n lie will have no o|>po*ltloii in his candidacy. It is not nelt3' ceeaary lor him to win a victory to socuro bis election. ,u> No mail can whip lights enough between this date and election day to defoat him. Moroovor, h* presence is not J", necessary there. The only influence that our army will '-1? nood, when they storm Arlington, will bootieof restraint. Under somo circumstances, great mon wield r.n i nraottso 11 moral power on tho battle Hold, but the (Vmfelerato army In composed of men who strike to sustain jtato '"R sovereignty, self-government and human freedom, and ,w* who feel that tluir tiroslde altars, and tho bappiuoss and dostlny of those who worship at'l who to them 0 arc dearer than "light and life," aro all involvwl In tlr-lr r>ne success. Bombshells, cauuou balls and grupe shot aro VPi almighty lovollors on tho einbattlod pla'n. Gioat in -n "}'* arc never thought of amidst the din and carnage ?f tho , *1 conflict. The man who comprehends a great pi mciplo, intl and is willing to lay his liio down to establish it, is in tho es" greatness of his soul tho |>eor of any man, and no empty tine cun awe his proud spirit, or inspire him witti urltlie ml courage. Our soldiers aro not fighting for Jeff. Davis. They are lighting for their country. lb y lovo "1U ami respect Jeir. Davis; but It is not for them to know bow long tliey will continue to do ho. Their confidence J!" In and devotion to bim In built upou tiis devotion to the I y true interests of tholr country. In this bo has been Y guided by a wisdom that bun boon equal to every ! 11 emergency. Whenever bo tails to meet a crisis with a 1 capacity equal to It he will forfeit the confidence of his countrymen, and be will lio certain to hear trotn them in at" plain terras. Tben it would bo S'-en there is a bro:ttl dffferenco between Jeff. Davis and our country. l/>?is XIV. exclaimed, "I am the Kmplre," and -'Richelieu Is Franco," the Cardinal said; but Jeff Davis can never be . tho Confederate States. The iwopie of theso Ft-itcs fully 1 appreciate the contrast which must forever exist botweeu tin' Insigniflcancc of any one frail, fickle, fuMlblo mot tal, mid the immeasurable magnitude of their beloved country. Nobody understates this belter tbiin President Da\ is, and wo scorn to believe him capable of tho slightI est complicity with the non-action of our army. It is not 1 r for men who aro sleeping every night in Richmond to ,ir_ know what is occurring every hour on the Potomac. It rUj Is not for men who are in tho ton of Ignorance to direct t,m men who have the blaze, as it were, of a noonday sun, Hi- by which to direct their foot-do;*. Generals Johnston i J,|y and Beauregard aro in possession of ten thousand facts, , t.g no doubt, which no man in Richmond ought to or does ] ,,n] know. Thoy may bo facts entitled to control tlioir con- , in(j duct, and to undertake to condemn thorn for non-action, < rol until we know what those facts are, would ba as rldicu- , Uy lous and unjust as it would be to denounce a verdict bora* f?re wo hoard tho ovidonce u|Kin which th? Jury jj- rendered It. Our people have ono Important lesson to 'c0 learn, and that is, how to mind their own business. An to other, how to confide In those who have proven themselves worthy of confidence; and, lastly, still another, , Bg. whon to complain. Ca.-mi.'s. ?r. Tho Nashville (Tenn.) Union, in an article complaining ml of the Inactivity of the Southern troops, ar.d callingspecial IU,J attention to the attitude of Kentucky, sajs:?The eolo,j,, bratod General Anderson has made his headquarters In Louisville and his staff have arrived and rejiortod. All ' [j, arrat,gemots are made to occupy t!io iStnle, ar.d yet wj . slumber on, apparently iinconsrioiis of the storm which Ijl0 lure uri.s hi*, ji m a;irv necessity m laiio pns ession llro at once of tho Stnte, bi'fnro our enemies got tho stron<; ted positions, ami bring the war to our own door. Fully 60,000 v.)}, Kentuekians would rally to our assistance, who now iiro ,(10 almost powerless, unarmed and scattered,without orgauilt. a ration. The whole <f Uv rich rrjimram <ifthoJ. S'aV iotiulil ou- npewv! In mi, ami we irouM haw it nafural harrier, the Ohio, to aitl in t'n mird-fmee, if vt sh/uldmla l?) t tktoth r ,,1M j>/an <f carryiny the tear into (hi1 enemy'* country. O'.ir 1,1 oonumssarint would be suppliad with countless i:ecossaries, and we could have a prc.-ttge which would swell our ?> ranks largely and discourage tho enemy. On tho other j,,r" lmnd. If they should be allowed to seizn Kentucky, our ic;i lYier.dK will be paralyzed, the cause would be prostrated I,,,j there almost beyond redemption, tho tyrant's forts and ar strongholds would be crowded with our trno and lo. :?! I,iy friends, who could not thcu c 8 ape to us, aud thoonoiny ,r''s coi'ld not be driven from ills position* without an expondil(,jr ture ol blood and treasure which w mid a thousand fold exin coed our i rcsant outlay. Itesi.les this,tbo interposition l,v of a federal army would deprive us of 50,000 strong ij,y arms and wlllii*# souls in Kentucky, manacle the State "nil like Maryland, and bring the war to our own threshold. oro Tills capital itself would be attacked, and our wholo 3(j. strength have to bo exerted to defend it successfully, ,1 while Clarksvillo and other towns upon the border wouid a,l be overrun. Self defence cal's upon us to act will) dorijnJ sion now before it too late. The fedora!* are not quite )inl prepared to act. Our friends all along the railroad are [j,0 ready to prevent their progress, and it behooves i.a at ?, I once to move into tl.o State. Let it ho done. TEItRTRLE IIA VAOES BY DISEASE IN TIIE HEKEIi AliMY ON THE l'OTOMAC. 'w [Manassas correspondence if mm .Snvaiiuah Republican, ers Augu.'t 28.] in- I regret to gay there Is a great deal or sickness in the i'"d army. This is not a healthy country at this sorson of tho Lte, ytar. Tlu remark applies to ail tiio counties, bordering re- on the Potomac from the Croat Kails down. The l'resi ral dents of the tJnlled Stn'efl have found it necessary for it several years past to retire ire in Washington during th 'o months of Ai gust and Soptomber, on account of the iuts salubrity of the climate. 11 s There are oli o.' rensoi s, however, for Hie unlioalthiness Slo- police regulations iu the camps. Iu p/'in English, the ('i' cnmjis ure not ki lit cl'.jti. This I know lYoin personal ?.1>itli nervation. In m iny of the regimental camps the ni"sses "? are in t'.c habit of throwing r-fnsn brea?I, scraps mat parks, ing* of meat and pieces of boni-8, watermelon rill;**, green ?g. corn cobs, anil all the greasy remiins of t.tio cooking <lo:iul pnrtnii iit just o itsiilo of their tents, am! where, under the otistant alternations of?uM?liiuo and rain, they are euro LV* to bocome an early source of pestilonco anil dvajli. Tbo men b Mill ni sweep tliolr touts or air their blankets, while Wu many of th? camps are never swept at all. The ros.iit ap- of all this negligence anil iiiatt iitlcn is n heavy list of sick. I< h When I afk the olHrors about It, they oxen-e thomselves by snyii g it is Imp' .-Hlb.V to enforce the nivviMary ity hygienic (liscipllii-' among volunteers. Nether the comets pany oitircis lmr 'h mi ll, they say, will submit t" tl^ose to s.'inltory regulations without which it is un;x*sib;e to prosei ve the liealUi of tl:o command. This plea, t my certain know'.- dgo, is nut well foundod. There is tlio niit Vtrst lieginvnt tieo''gia regulars, Colonel Williams.and thu Fifteenth Keglment (.Jeorgtii Volunteers, [onel Tlionr.s. wh. ro tli mod rigid rilos are enforced ?nl t I'liU'jrf.illy i lteyed by all the officers and men. The i came-'ar -swept dally, and nil ret'cue matter of every it'h dt-vrii ti'm Is carrie I beyond the lm.-s an.l burnt. The i%i'g result i: , these regiments enjoy almost a completu ox- t the i emplinti from a'l kind-01 discn.-o except those of un hu'oo i the tioes rliarnctrr. which cannot well be guarded against i ri- in eani|>. and .turn ?s are tnct'ient to a uiinngo oi water. i aiii Oil. Ihuur.s'regiment is fresh lu the sorvic , an.1 li is to < :lm run the gauntlet of ilic ni^islm, colls iuiiI bowel atP'c- < \ m. ttens; hut ii yond such disorjo.s it is exceedingly i healthy. Ool. Willi ims', which served throe months on ni-i. Tybee Trdund, ami has 1> -com) iuurod to rump life, is i Mngulurly h< alth.v. lu a c Tt tin Mitsinslppi regiment, on i v;({ the contrary, where every man is jormiU"d to do as ho i I k-s, hio-lhirii* '/ rt?* ijtlirr romm-inl is mi thr filth'/, whit* tin-lUnlli* hare r?ic.':-<J a'highaf nine mi mfw't/. You will not be surpi ifd to hear that tho Colonel of the t rej,'inient in now a trier nrre t' [From the'''uii ii'Kton Mercury, August22.] ^ Tlio torrihle sanitary condition of our army upon the :irl Potomac bs a muter |iainful Interest to the whole 1 Hir pC'I'le of the (Wo'-rv Siauv. Thro are few m th? 1 tic! OmfedsnileSia" who have :iut n<ar relatives at M inusma .' or?m the M fsV it'; I And the.* who have n?f, shou !<! r,.' be there themselves ill' frightful condition of tlic ' camp is Mib> ci of -nhvrxal interest and alarm, hi the 1 'uf. spirit of artan f. rtiti tie .ire willing that our trooos ; rpf, should be sacrillced, if iicel be, in the cause of the re0 c wntiy. But that they siion'.d hill victims to the mis- < management of an i.ieif: !.t d . artment, is utterly i.:.en- ] durable. It U not our business to doiioso and reform. ' Dut it Is our duty to ex <. e that iuellleiemy which ' is disastrous to ib" public welfare. Ten thoesand ' lives aro bow In Jeopardy through this folly. The t'rui'.d 1 " rtT tho great b.tHio < f >i .imssa.-) have h -en sacrificed to th's almost criminal fatuity. It is time to b) dono with 1 it. TIi? country must bo served, and personal pro'lllec of t! ! s on the pm t o| mr nnthorlt: : must no longer control " :lie our dt stlnies and inw our proceedings. Tho Siato Is not I ;iiw to be sarriilceU to fanci *. How much longer is 1 ty and felly tii aeriilee H\ ls andobsiructourarinsy M th-ra, 1 >..r fathers, widows, all cry aloud, and plead for those tlvy ul- love. 1 leg I it, SUPPLIES ICR THE REBEL ARMY, of rnovisiONs for TIIE KEBSL.?. The Richmond Enguir'r of September 7 shvs if th i war I!. in a long one tho |i.'ople of tho fonthorn confederacy will of he called upon to i > it ahead and And a substitute for the f of quantity of Northwestern bacon they have used, nn l tho ( kp- want of which, - av e tho blockade, has cans; I ih-m s > p u s much Inconvenience. livery effort that, possibly can will \ in- be made lu incroaso tho amount of pork usually raised ia the r-onthern oonfedera v; but it doubts whethor enough ii cmi uo made to prevunt, during nnom?r year, the f iido of inc'iivenlcncc to which th< y hit at present subjected. Tito "i? Southern aln(?.s |v?- o r< beef of tho bint quality and in ho nny numb >r, mi ! the Indications arc that it will lie of i'*s liner quality 111 s ?>oa?on than usual. N' w. nil wo Irivo to ec- do, . -ays the Kni/uirtr. is to picklo or Bait this nrtlclo in |?r?{e quantities, and tho demand for bacon will by ies" al afUi d fully thirty or forty per cent, "f A correspondent of tho Richmond Di pitlrh, writing ho from Kali fax C'lrtrt House, September 10. says that many oif tho farmer* and merchants of tli<> iicltfnliorimr coiiutlcs of have wagons at tho various encampments tilled with pro visions and articles of merclia:.disc, for vrhltih thoy ilo UK trtaitd tlii* niont exorbitant priivf. In mnuy In ances wh;/-key has been sold privately to soldiers, ami tor llio nt- must ordinary article only one dolUr and u half por pint : n haa been taken from tho soldier, ta TOBACCO WV.fIET>. -v! In e filling at tent ii >i) to an apt yltl i roni an officer In Genefer nil I.'i)-i con : i' rt'ibncco And whiskey,tho Richmond ca, Vi>2'(U^h of i'l'c.mbor 10 Jjays thy tobaccouists of RUiU il. mood Mpeuialljr cott.1'! render go! !>n co. vi.-J t-> '.heir country, by plurin^ oath at Uiu nmmwt*f t authorities asmith i?>rtio.'i of the wuid, U m/ggutintiiat tb authorities ou^l.t li> .s"o to this in:itt. I ut nt xaina time sect no rc.i^on wliy private liberality should uot come to Ihtf r<MCue, niK avrrur or brokb. The Riehmend lir'iiiiin<Tof Sepi'-'tnber 10 says It will only bo by ilio tv.oiiion of tho utmost diligence thar. thn wi.ints of tin- rob.-l army In tho way of shoes oiui nu supplied by winter, >i?d amcurft with tb<* fh;nen.hi.:iU f Richmond in recommending the di-ebiu kt' I'm ra ibwarmy of ull sons of St. l'i Iepin, In order ihu the nooded uriioicb may bo sumption by tlmir joint exertions. Me. si'H. Aii w.iinlor Will Ik Co., of iCiilimond, advertise in "the Richmond papers that they would be pleased to have the country merchants cnII uim them,us tli-y are now prepared to furnish i> xit.s and shoes of their awn manufacture. Tliev o-imestlv advise tlio mamifiic twrlng business bo Increased, and hope the day In nut fur di. taut when tin y will lie juslitle<i In omploytug 1'roifl sevouty-Uvo to ono hi.mired hands. WJN i KK CLOTHING I'Oll TI1F. AKMV. Tho Richmond DU^v h of September lo says that tho rebel govoi nineiit Clothing Bureau at l:l< bin- ml, under tho (llclent direction of Major Ferguson, in already supplying the army with early lets of winter clothing lo the extent of its facilities. Kight thousand ovorornia havo already b"?n supplied to a single division of the army in Woat rn Virginia. 'lh severities of the weather in the mountains are reported to bo extraordinary, tliore having b"?n several short spells of freezing weatlior, with appeannioo of Ice, in tlio vicinity of General's encatni ment. The competition of unscrupulous traders still exists, and is likely to bo made the subject of stririKerit measure* on tlio part of tho War IXj|>artiiient. Tho j><>liry of improving tlio cotton mill;: ami woollen manufacturers into tho public scrvlce, it savs, is not a remote one, ai.d niny become a dy necessity should the s|>eculatiom< of traders In * i .V clothing be carried to further extremities. Tho War i>. iiartment bus already detailed from lh army operatives to be employod in a number of the cloth factories. THH CLOTHING BITKKACT OF TI1K KKHKL. AKMY. Tho Hiubim nd tia ..miiur of August J? fc.'i c* it le?cription of the Clothing Bureuu In Richmond Intended for tho Bunply of tl o entire Confederate army. The vast establishment is on l'oarl street, bolw on M.iiu pimI Gary, and is undor the etUcient direction of Mnjtir J. W. Ferguson, of that eily. Every (>ortlon oi the work has its l?|?l?ro|(i I ito department. In the upper story of tho bulldini! is tho cuttiiiK room, under tlio direction of superintendents, and lively with tlin noiso of shears. Lower down is the trimming room. Then the depailmont for letting out the making of the clothes, th<> work being given out to the wives and relatives of soldiers, and to poor ami deserving needlewomen. Lcsirty comes tho packing department, whero tho clolhlug, b'siilcet*. tc., are packed and forwarded to the cami s. Tho whole establishment Is lively with bi sy workmen. Ti e minufacturing facilities of this bureau aru such that, with O; ..0.0. U.IOI.K..U ..f ..... I i.. I f.??. I> ... . n. II. I by quartermaster's agents, cent thr'uu h tb? s< tiii to secure, as fir a- possibly, 111'' product of the mi ls, Dm bureau will l>? able to supply from 76,(MX u- 10o,000 com plete winter suit? lor the sold.ers by tin- time of tin- approach of the severities of winter. The North Carolina mills have already promised their entire p-nd : t ' the bureau in Richmond, as anon as tjiey have completed their contracts with the Statu. For clothes wL. h the bureau charges at seventy cents, the merch*' ta at i kint a dollar and a half. In the hurt au the clothing is fur11 shod at prices not exce Ming, but rail r f..m m*wliat beli iv the six mouths' commutation for rletMntr? a Hue heavy overcoat furni.-hod at Bixoo.'urs, p.uits at a [loliar and a half, aud other garments In prop, rtion. MISCELLANEOUS SOUTHERN ITEMS. ANOTUKK ltKBKL. Tlio Nashville (Tetin.) OazMt says that Wm. P. A. Campbell, late Lieutenant in the t'uited States Navy, wiio recently returned on the United states steamor S rainole, rrom a cruise on the coast of Itra/.il, hud arrived in that city, from which place he sent his resignation to Washington. Ho intends oll'ering his sorviceg to the robel jovorniuont. O. JENNINas WISK'S BATTALION. Capt. O. Jennings Wise, of tho Ricl wnd Light Infantry ItliK s, and son of the erratic robel General, now In Western Virginia, has obtained permission to inerea.-o li s com|>any to a complete battalion. He has advertised for rocruits ror his new command, ROCKINGHAM MILITIA. The Staunton (Vit.) Sj rclatar says thilt tho Rcckingham militia included in the lost draft made upon that county, liuvu boon discharged ami have returned to th.-ir b.jrw*. Since they wore called out thoy have been In Winch stor. Tho number tlms discharged amounts to 781, of which uuinh'T 4S0 wero reported lit for duty, 40 sick in camp, bu sick ut home, and luo absent with leave. MANUFACTURE OF LOCOMOT1VKS. Tho Charleston Courier says tliat prcpa atlcna arc making In that city to manularture locovofvon <Yr the South in roa !s on a large scale. It l.-s sup(o:;uil two millions or dollars have beon spent annually by tho South for Northern made locomotives aud 8lati< nurj ei i>nes. WINTER QUARTERS FOR REBEL T.toOl'K. Tli" Richmond WAV;/ of September kl ..ays that the Quartermaster's ]>epa: tin-lit of tho Confederate ? overninout bax contracted with Mr. Joseph F. I'uvnell lor tho orocti. u of sevoral hundred sheds near that city, to be lined -t.i winter quarters for the troops tt itkn od there. Tho pr'co stipulated to be paid for lh< in, woiinderstand, Will amount iu the aggregate to ahout $;<H),000. Ibis contract wa- awarded without the usual preliuuuary invitation O!" bldJ. TBS PJSBMAXENT OliO ANIMATION OF TUK REEKL GOVERNMENT. The Richmond correspi ndenl of tin New Orleans Piiai/unt, writing undor date of 27, says that tbo permanent organization of the government Is hoginHint to nmst the attontlinof the public. ( m o!" the Richmond jnurnn's suggests its postporetncr.t in *11 pnuce la secured and trade revived. During tin Revolutionary war thi govc.iiinc.nt wan carried on under a provisional c institution, ai d this is now cited j:s i precedent. Another Pi: nmond Journal,carofully tnnejitrjr the same sublet, confidently predicts that tho e1?-ftl' 11 of l'r sldor.t an<l Vice i'l. sideut will bo attended by no contcst, and res lit in no change, hut, h" says, ih> i':o-tio:i Is, "rhall we continue th> provlsl rial govormn"it*" or "shall the permanent constitution ho put li on ration at the appointell timer" Since it is agreed that t' eie will be no contest and no change in the lien''.* o" t*io government, there can be no doubt that the boat cuirr wl'l bo the permanont organization i f all the depa. 'me: is of the government in the manner provided for by Congress. SPAIN AND TJIK CONFEDERALS riTATr.8. The Charleston Mercury of September 12 has an article informing it.- readers that ilie Captain of Cuba, acting en the authority of the proclamation of die i,u. en of ain. h-m declared that "all vessels, occupied iu legitimate ci tuin. rce, proceeding from parts of tl.ft South u n Confederate states of Amor ,ca, shad be entered and cleared under tho Confederata States Hag, and shall he duly protect',*! by the authorities of tho inland; and further, that foreign consuls be notillcd that no interference on their part can bo tolerated.'' it also states that tho Consul at Charleston, Senor Moncala, would, in a d:iy or two, clear a vessel from that |"irt i .-i from tho Confe .'erate Stales. The Mercury says this is practical recognition of the Independence of tho Confederate States. iiv vtu ?>!' milv nr. wt'.iiTnu. (Cor.toVK'ndonce of iho I'etersbmg Kxpress.l V.wihs .ton Co., Va. .September lu, 1901. I ?ftye Just ret iriied from Aapinwall, ptnyth county, from t'te burial of John M. Predion, Esq., the lather of lion. V. a.tor IVc8t<u, member of tlie Confederate Con ;:nw 'Hm <' v.s m| w?? ooeof the moat dliitiugubite#, twlocined an ! useful citizens of Southwest Virginia. A mnn of high talents, .-"tirrlnjr energy, llxed will and unwa\wring integrity, ri ' was prominent andelucieut in a luulilliHlo of valuable public and private enterprises. For oxuiplo, his purse, aorvkos ami influence elfected fur more i\>r the sure safiu advancement and completion nf the Virginia r'.r.d Tennessee Railroad than those of any other man in tie) Southwest. Ho whs for many yearn, mill up to the period of his demise, on activo ami compe tent director of tli" r<>ad. His daath is no less a public calamity than a domestic affliction. anil tho sense of our uiiiiiniuni!/ indicates I1. His family ware not all permitted to tie resent at his bseipdos. His two young, ost sous are oll'.c ts in the Confederate army, and li:s only son-in-law is Colonel Arthur C. C'.mmim.'s, distinguished in Mexico and at Man;>s.?as. His two oilier sons ?re known as t-iuinent servants of the country. There is something in llv brood of menl In tlic small family cemetery in winch the remains of Mr. I'reston were interred, I obn' i ved monniiv nts of other dUilnguialiori ilea!, among them General Wm. Campbell, the hero of Kim 's Mountain; Mrs. l'.izahetli Kussell, daughter of i'a'rick Henry an I ntoih"? of an Illustrious line; General mi! Mrs. Krn.iCiu I're.-lon, parents of Mrs. Geum'ttl l'ioyil, Mrs. Cotioral Carrington. Mis. General Hninetou,and of i i i Honorable Colonels Wm. C. .John S. and Thomas I.. Pi e-ion. The h'ii\ f marbl slab comment rating the deeds virtues 01 (ioneral Campbell is already broken ind crumbling. DEATH OF EX-SEN ATOH MAW,CM. Wimjb P. M.i.vci it. of N >rtli ('a. olina, ui-a at his resii'tt e la Orange comity, in that State, on Sal oilay. N'pl< mbor 11, ut the ai(0 of sixty-nine yetia. for some yearn he had sufi'ered with paralysis, and it is piolvabie Llut the reciut dealh of his >nly son, from a wound reseive 1 on th" Held of Mancssnu, depressed liis soirit to a [x.hit from which he could rally. )le was born In [trance county, .N' rth Carol.nil, In 17!*2,and gra.ii an. d at l.ho university of that Stat'' in 1813. Ho studied law, r> s.i to eminence in Ills prolession, caga?e<> in polities, mil was eleet i\ to the House of Commons iu Id, Ma'e in 1818. In 1819 he wis e.'eetid a Jmigo oi ?ho Superior i-i.nri of North Cirolina. au<l from 1S23 to 3^-0 s. rved as i representative in Congress. 11.. was eloeie.i a United M ites Senator in 1SS1, re-elected in 1>J41<er a third time in 1^48. In Ji 17 -o'ith Caioliin gaifl turn ie-i eleven fleet oral votes for the Presidency of the I n.. u. m,d ? r,r;' Tyler's admir.istratli u he was President of ib,- I'uiwl Hates {Minute. His uolitioal preference favorwi he whig ?.iriy, but since 1853 ho has eutir-'ly abandoatd liio poItical anna and lived in retirement. A STEAM COJirANY. Tho following ailverth-umeiit appeal* in tlio K!"menil }}'hiff September 10:? .Si' imvk.v3m. im 1'iuv.n:;::: Coxpa:*y.?Personsdo'lroas >f pro-noting this branch of our natlon<U iiofet.c' agnta3t mi- on inks, can yet iln ! a l'-w shares of Ihvstock t" subcribo lor, at tl: oillce, No. 14 l'o?irt street, first tloor, vlieionU information can bo liaJ. Slia.-os $100 each, in A Nn. 1 ship. SAI.KS Ol' PRIVATEEB3' r!UZE-? AT CIl AKI.ESTON. Th" VhnrletUm Merrtny "f tho 3<1 Ingt. lian udwrllioneiits -<Beil by J. B. Irrtng, Jr.. P*putyS. <". Mar. Inf. <onth fWoliua, giving aut'no of .<vl< <* umlor decree* of ho ' l'liac Court of tii? Oirfeilento states of Ainoricjt," if tho cargo of 111-j bat t-4':l?-r. airi Knwcna, th brii: Jolin >W!ch awl the ship A. IV lht>ni|>**. Their can <? ? tonii.^1 in tho main of 1,C<)0 bags coHeo, r.41 ton, :.nUiracito ; tackle, apparel.To bark (IHmi Is .[ 25T tona, !i>* K '?en? ftBO,bi igWcich 313,ami tho KhtpA.II Th nip ion, 9?0 Ions. Among other m.Iob mlvertwivl in tho :un t<i;>or is lhat if tho clippoi* brig West Indian, 230 tons, which lately rnn the lii'.ckiulo nt that point. Tin---" pn-,''i-1 for sale twu abarui in tho pi iv.Ueor shjP "nor U iiii t-j, ir. TUN NOKMI CAJSOI.INA Pl.K IT0H3. Tho Wl'mtngti ii (N. C.) JbM'-tio'i, mvs i,f <Uo fenators recently elected In the Con !<) '> nilo Congr< s i from th t btato:? Tho telegraph has announced that (bo I.tyMaturo 1 'his St au. has elected Ucu bc U'ayls, lisci. ui Now ]k;.i>\er V and William T. Dortcti, F??'- ?f Wayne, Senators from North Carolina, In tho Congress ''10 Coufuderuto Status. Mr. Davis is now ont> of the dele, tates at large from this State to tlio Provisional Congross,? >avlng boen chosen bjr tlio Convention. Mr. liortch \n on% ?r tho Commoners from the county or Wayne, awl i.i ulao.Speaker of tho pro. 8''lit ilouse of Commons of the State. tioorge Davis Is a native of tho town (><." Wilmington, a lawyer by profeoslon, about forty-ono J."'1"f ?R?,? chaste and forcible speaker, a whig secordh^t 10 l'lu fornier political classification, ttid as suclt siiw J1" earnest partisan, but always a courteoM Opponent. "<* believe that Mr. Pay!*' election will givo satisfaction to the groat majority of tho people ol' this section without rrn?,J to former party linw. William I', Dorlch Is a native if Nash ounty, I.Ike MDavis, li? is a lawyor by profession,and is pr<? bably ii year or two older than his eolleaguo. We luv? nov er heard him speak, but we know that he enjoys tbo reputation ol being a.j ablo and successful practitioner. rather than un olotpient advocate. lie is a man of nooa business talents a:ol satiud judgment. Ills antecedents are ihe opposite of those j^rl^iing to Mr. I'avls, Mr. Dortch having busn a member of the dumounuio parly. LFEITKNANT V. E. DIRNKT7, Tho Fort Smith Times has the following notice of tWs gallant officer:? Lieutenant W. E. Burnett, Into ofthoUalted SU'ea Army, urrlved in our city on Saturday, after a long, hard and exciting chase from the clutches of the Yankees. Lieutenant Burnett resinned bis commission at Fort Leavenworth, and proceeded to St. 1,011 is, and tttcnoo to Cairo, intending to got southward across the nwuth of the Ohio. There ho whs stopped and required to Uka th? oath, and upon refuslug h* wiis turned back. Ha then In company attempted to mate his parage through Kansas to Texas, his hojne. After meeting wiih several Interruptions in Kansas, he was finally urrestcfl by tha Crook Indians, and Kent to this place, wl.oro ho had long fOrved and was well known. Lieutenant Burnett will laaro to morrow for Richmond , to place his sword and Lis foalty at the service of the confederacy. Lieutenant Burnett is the son of lluu. D. 0. Burnett, a distinguished citizen of Texas. TY1'B8 FOR SPREADING TREASON. Tho Charleston Mercury says that, among the numerous manufactures which aru springing Into ex,*tenco to supply tho different wants of the t'outhem conlederac.v, in a type and stercotypo foundry, which la now nearly ready to coramonce operation. ritoc 1.AMAT10N OF THE HKIJEL GENERAL I.EE. SITtnAt. olinUR-'-??. HEAixjivitiias Vai.ikv M'TTTAiN, Sept. 9,1861. Tho forward movement announced to the Army of tha Northwest, in Special Orders, No. 2K, from its headquarters of tliis date, gives tho general commanding the opportunity of exhorting Hie troop:: to kaap steadily ia view of the great principles for which they coutend, and to mani:o t to tho world their determination to maintain them. The oyis of the country are upon you. Tho safely of your homes, and the lives of all you hold doar, deprud upon your courage and exertions. L 'I each man resolve lo bo victorious, and that tho right of self-gorcrument, liberty and peace shall in him tlnd a defeudcr. Tho progress of this array must he forward. R. E. LEE, Oeneral Commanding. RESIGNATION OF CHIEF OF TllK REBKI. WAR BCKEAIT. The Richmond Examiner of September 10 sAys tha* nation as "Chief of Iturcau of War." N> appointment has yet boon made V> 1111 th? vacancy, but iliyor John Tyler, Jr., is acting for tho pits at as Chief. THE CONDITION OP NEW ORLEANS. [Ki 'im tlio Cincinnati Gazette. Sept. 20. J Wo ban a long conversation yesterday with a very Intelligent man, wlio has refilled in New Orleans for a numhor of years, and left there only ten days since. ills statements may bo rolled on. He says thero are now about four thousand troops So the city. There is no drafting, and there lias been none, oxept tlio impressments carried ?n by thocapuius of the volunteer orgmiiaations. Tho Interference of tha Urltish Consul somo tlmo since, by which about sixty of Queen Victoria's subjects were released, rondorod kidnapping unpopular. Tho rumor of an intense.I attack by the foiled States troops agitates the community as often as once a week, and delights a full half of tho population. Our informant believes that nearly all tho mechanics anil laboring men arc for tho Union, and a majority of tho merchants also. Many of tho latter were originally secessionists, but tho blockade and consequent uttor prostration of buainoM had mado them painfully conscious of their error. Many stores havo b"en closed for want of goods to sell, and other large houses will soon closo. Tlio city could easily be taken by a force of ten tliousmid men by way of the !< wer river or I/ike 1'onebartrain, and the derenc-'S northward consist only of ? few rude breastworks which havo not yet been mounted with gtiiis. The blockade has been rigidly carried out. lor a long time not a single vessel bus passed it, the re)Kitis of tho Southern papers to tho contrary notwlthstandlii. As w ill bo inferred from tho statements in regard to business pivcr.i iibove, groat distress prevails. Thousands 11 c out ot employment, and u free market lum put in 0|<e;::!|.>n. It is open twice a week, and about four thousand peoplo got tli- ir supplies from It. I.'eof, the flush at th>) miserable Texas cattle. is the only meat for sale, and ?\ cn tHs is scarce atid high. There arc no hogs in mark't. Nino barrels of pork were sold on Monday week for . $!0 >15 each. Hut tor brings from CO 10 7 a cents per pound. Other articles are follows:?Powder, $2 to S2 75; lead, $1 t4.$l 40: tin, $;!!) tn tl.i i>er bi; sole leatlur Is 70 to-85 cents per pomv!; Irish potatoes are scarce at f'J per barrel: sweet. wliirh are fur from plenty, fetch $6 CO. In tho rountry iliu stato of affairs is no better. Owing to the excessive diouth in the <>u!f counties of Mississippi, uot half a crop of coin was ra'sed: while in tho cotton district* of Northern Louisiana, tho terrible rains that have prevailed deling the past two moults havo much damaged tho # TOM. Tli.- negroes havo in some places acted somewhat suspiciously, and several outbreaks, that bid lair to become t'onnidabo, havo been suppresse 1. Our informant had a p:iaspi>rl from Genera! Twiggs, and made his way up tho river without molestation. Ho says, however, that tho n" *v boasting about whipping tho Yankees lias ceased. There no t.Vking on the boats ou tho one side or tile other. Every man seemed suspicious of his noighhor. Ou arriving at tho Kentucky and Tennessee line he was caioiiniy s \ircj? \l ? b< ill ni.s t ag\,.:ge and clothes being thoroughly tanPacfced. The lr.sjiect.ii' asked liira where lie was going. Bt r<'i>li'd, "LOttJsrflto," adding,"! sliall in- all safe thero.'' '*No you w?"a't," wa.4 tho reply, "Kentucky ia lost to us." Our informant, of course, afferfd incredulity, mingled with sorrow?tho Inspector nvitlfiu.v sharinV Tnowt rnrdijiMv in llm ! ittnr a.ndtmimt In < tirlrsjim, wo were assured that ouo decisiv? NnrtlU'i 11 victory will rouse the uow concealo I I'mod ftpniiment nt 111') South. No one at the South is awirn of tin: true condition of things at the North, nn.l our informant wes happily disappointed in Unding no mobs, no discontent and no starvation iu Ohio. MAILS FOR THE COAST GUARD. TO THR KVITOB OK TUK HKltALB. Os Board Vxi7f.ii States Sus'ji'khan.ha, * , IIattkhas Islet, Sept. 20,1sc1. I trust you may excuse any liberty tho writor may take In thus address irg yon, but thoro is a matter that the influenco of your widely circulated journal may aid Id forwarding. It is tho, or some (Tor there is none nr.w)? delivery of mail matter to the different r-hips of the block.* a le squadron, more especially this tho "coast squadron.'* There are now in this squadron eight or ten of our boat Bli'.ps. We a: o now in possession of this place, nr.d yet wo do not receive our mail at uil, and steamers aro coming dow.i Lo.u two or three times a week, Ask them !f ihey brought ar.y mail. "No, I dU not know anything ah -tit u.y mail.'' Now, docs it not seem fair that' somti uji ieimniidhig should bo l.nd at once about the squadron on this co.i- t receiving their mail, and also be alu.wod gome f.u niiies In sending !v ire' lotto,s. T trust, sir, yoa wi I :-'U< li u,i the proper department, and some means ho taken to send f rem Hampton lends (our station) our mails re; ulariy, as they do in tho dull". 1 am, sir. yoers resp ctful'v, OFFICER. SII0AL9 OFF NORTH CAROLINA. TO THE EDITOR OK THK HKKALD. Nkw York, Sept. '23,1561. The above is tho hoading of an article in Sunday't ;?s e: and in answer to your Chicago correspondent, 1 will Elate, r.s his loiter conveys a wrong imprtssionto the public, that the shoal h?; refers to evidently has no connection with the ono mentioned in tho -I o,UO.U. nnMlj'..,.! In . r nAlu mnm |>UVMBUVU ?U / V .? V**W...M, TUS latter shoal was supposed to lioabout nineteen miles south of <'n) o Henry sntl niue miles from the inn!. lhi?4 locality v.u8 carofully examined by my party, and no in<!.oa(i('i;s i,f a shoal could be found; but six railed in Mi-' re f tV above position, or about throe miles distant fn>.u h" b kcIi, there is a tihoal (and mirked cm tho c ? t .-urvc y charts) on which several vessels hare eithop touch <1 i r i>btnini'd soundings, utidor tho Impression tin y were1 much farther from the land than tin y really woe. Tho .*hoa!* In the vicinity ef Cape Hat tenia havo been th'r ''uhiy surveyed and a:e well known, and th? ; i.itj .dent of tho Coast Survey h?M not orb-red any exm nation to bo made, neithor ha3 there been any OVCUtttci. Cip.i iletiry litrhl.on a clear night, can be seen twentytvei mile?, und if Uw Washington m idj tho light ;.t h tlf1 -us* i V., and failed with a "steady wiad" ttvo an<l ii half hour* towards th-- Cape, she must have been, with . three-knot '.(icvie, within ihre? nti'es of (.'ape II.'cry, on the coast of Virginia, wiun she "struck heavily". To m? it ! otns i> iM? vi ur Chicn^.i c trroso. ndent might have been <*>me\vt:ai out of his reckoning, and could not have known h sexact position b- anyof thorule? or laws which govern tho nct.?n ef vei-seli cm the ccean^ and furthermore, frctn tli icrulemaVs defcrl\ t.on of hia jiositl'.n. tli - ran f the bark, hor draught of water, .'re., sh" evidently struck on a shoal oxlullng several nt!!e? frnnt the ie,> >rted locality of the "Simoom'' shoal, &nd ork one the posttlonof which is acmratuly Snown, audha% beeu ptiblbhcd to the world by tiio Coast Survey. THE LOYALTY OF PJBOWX'S HOTEL TO rtlJ-: KIMTOlt Of THE UKRAL1. Browx's Hotkl, VfcA?ni.v?TO.v,f'ept. l'i, 18(51. Groat injustice has boon done me (doubtless iinintcn. licnuiiy) by one of your correspondent# from this city, In your paper of tlio 14th JM. A (llflloiilty occurru I on ths arena'', iu front of my V'tol, ?t n:i ;nli;bt; 1 bad retired. Y?>iir eorwpoudcnt iivMnv it.%s, in very strong t^rms. that the officers were prtceutisl <>r -dure not scutch the nolo! f^r ttio ii =*?uKin<r .party"?secession:* s as ho to -mctt them. 1 Iwrn this Ss not Hie fact, an.l had I bc.n in. foiroo'! ?l tli1 tltn/? ' Very pmm in my shmld have be-Mi tlvr< nehly s>xim:md,for 1 Willi it distinctly nndor? stoo I that no r.ian who is disloyal to f.fto government ni ri'c iv j>r f jt jun f?r uiy unlawful act li1 may commit In or nlio t my orrrnl-o*. It Is krovrn ,' ? kit: ! frl'tidfe have ?piv:,u it broadcast throuyh'it th>' Korth Ikftt tliia Is n s /; < n h .u ?. mid that I am one of t> "S3 unl'ortntint' 1,a! , 1 il. n'> mi it ns false mi?! mixta-# in eve f , i, my earnest p nyers are that the Suv? an.(<t wi". ver wave ovci this onoi'lT.|v,iy, bnt now '.listracial country. Very resp"< :!"iiy, your < !. 'li- at I. scrv iiAK-UALL L'BCWK.

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