Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 13, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 13, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW WHOLE NO. 9195. NEW YORK, YORK HERALD. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEIi 13, 1801. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE GREAT EXPEDITION. Important Intelligence Received from Rebel Sources. Successful Fight of the Union Fleet with Rebel Batteries. The Rebel Guns Silenced and Dismounted. The Inlets Leading to Charleston and Savannah Blockaded* Reported Desperate Fight at Beaufort, S. G. File 8011th Carolinians Call for More Troops. ANOTHER SKETCH OF COM. TATNALL, (Ac., fte., 4c. 1 Baltimore, Nov. 12,1801. The Old Pctnt boat brings but little news. Another Aug of truce, sunt from Norfolk yesterday, brought down reports that after th" capture of the bat teries the rebels fell back to Beaufort, where a most desperate struggle took place. There wrb terriblo excitement at Norfolk. Tho following additional particulars are from tho Charleston Mercury of Friday, November 8:? Is anticipation of the arrival of the great expedition, the rebels have been engaged In erecting batteries upon a point ul Hilton's Head, ad op|w>slto the tu ck of land. Tho principal fortification on Hilton's Head was denomi nated Fort Walker, and situated on low land, partially concealed by trees and underbrush. Adjoining it were Other batteries of smaller size, but so connected as to prove a formidable bar to the entrance ol vessels. Fort Beaufort or Beauregard was of considerable importance, having been mounted with hoavy guns. The garrisons ?re supposed to have boon South Carolina regiments, im itated by additional regiments which were sent from Richmond. Tho batteries at Bay Point, on Jenkins Island, opposite Hilton's Head, wero equally as formidable. Inside of Port Royal entrance, and behind tho batteries, lay the fleet of Commodoro Tatnall, which consisted only of small vessels, carrying a few heavy guns, but principally light ones. Tugs constituted a great portion of the fleet. Many of these remained outside the mouth of tho en trance until the arrival of our fleet, when they fr>rm"d In miniature line of battlo, in the position already stated, behind the guns of their own forts and across tho entranco. On the morning of Thursday last the Unitod States fleet, consisting of forty-two vessels, headed by the flag ship, approached tho mouth of Port Koyal entranco. This was at half-past nine o'clock. Several of tho transports remained off the coast. Tho approach of the great fleet created a great stir In the rebol batteries Upon arriving at a suitable position, the guns of the fleet opened a continuous fire upon Forts Walker and Beauregard, as well as those upon Bay Point. Under cover of this flro an effort was made to run the gauntlet ?f tho batteries, the result of which was eminently satisfactory. A number of the vessels passed through the shot and ?hell from the shoro batteries with very trifling injuries At lesst fifteen of thorn succeeded in passing up tho on' trance beyond the reach of the land batteries. As tho Union fleet sailed up, the mosquito fleet of Com modore Tatnnil opened fire, but seeing the impossibility of making any resistance soon dispersed, and some wero forccd to run on shore, whilo others were driven up tho inlets ulmost out of sight. Commodore Tatnall went on shoro with his men to assist in working the batteries and uso them against the Tesseis of tho Union fleet, which wero endeavoring to follow the advance Union force. It must uot be imagined, however, that tho passage of the fleet through the channel was the work of a moment. It was not accomplished until tho firing had continued from half-past nine o'clock in tho morning to nearly flvo o'clock in the "veiling. During tho fight one of the Union gunboats is believed to have been burned and three steamers disabled. It is acknowledged by the enemy that they had twenty ?icn killed In Fort Walker; but it is impossible to state what their loss was Rt the ot her batteries, although doubt less very groat, ns our 11 ro is mentioned as having been Very effective, tho guns being very well aimed and of heavy calibre. No sooner did our vessels pass the batteries at Port Royal entrance, and slide into what is termed Broad rivcr> than they mado for .the mouths of the iulotfs leading to Beaufort^ Sn^annah^ and Chnfjeston. These they Imme diately blockr led, although not In tima to prevent the eacapo of so mo small rebel vesse 3. Not one of the federal vessels was sunk, and tho only one believed to have been destroyed by the flro was the gunboat referred to above. Tho burning of this is de. ?cribod as being a grand spectacle, the guns going off as the flames reached them, and throwing the shells f ir iuto the woods inshore. The crew are said to have passed through a murderous flro to another vessel; but they es' eaped with very little If any loss. The Union vessels acted under special instructions in ?t once blockading tho inlots which lead to most im portant points, and which afforded loopholes of escai>c to tho enemy. Whilo a portion of the fleet, however, en. tared upon ibis duty, four ships made at once for Beau fort, and at three o'clock on Thursday afternoon, Xovera her 7, these vessels wero in sight of tho (own. A des| atch dated Beaufort, November 7, to the Clwrlcs. ton Vrrcury, finys that at tho tim? designated the Union Ibrces were preparing to effect a landing, evidently with tho design of throwing up intrenchmcnts and attacking the town. Wo have no means of knowing the exact loss of the Union forces, but the rebels confess that their own firing was very bad and their artillerymen badly in want of practice. They declare, moreover, that the guns in tho forts wore uot properly mounted. When Commodoro Tatnall went to assist tho men in the forts, ho found that many of their cannon wore actu ally dismounted by thoir own rebound. To this fault tho rebel journals attribute their defeat, and loudly call upon the Confederate govornmeut to find out where tho blame Teats. THE LATF8T REBEL DESrATOC. The following is a special despatch to the Charleston Mercury.? Hssromsoxmut, Nor. T?9 P. M. The practice of our artillerists at Hilton'3 Head has boon very bad; henco the successful passing of fov a of the enemy's men-of-war. Their transports are still out side. The loss on oar side thus far has baen rer\ s1 >(fht. and the troops are in good heart. The Jirinj cf the 1'un Itee toor vrjsrt* was very aeeura't. Hilton's Head and Bay l'oint, a9 at first reported, received the brunt of the attack. Our failure to sinlc any of the vessels which ptsaed our batteries is owing to the poor practice of tho artillerists. Tdo enemy's ships which have passed our bnttories can bo distinctly seen from Beaufort. Forts Wa ker and Beauregard are st ill firing. The enemy has lost one gunboat, which was burned. Shells can be seen from hero bursting in the wooils. Our lines tif communication are completely cut off, un less moro trooi" are sent hero with artiliery an I cavalry. Fo lr ships are now in sight over tho canal and up us far as SkuU trow. There is reason to believe that lite tnemn are now ma kimj ynparatiimi to land a large font at H\W*i Head either (o- nxyht vt to-morrow marring. rilK KFKECT or TUK KKWH IN CIJ AltI.ESTON. The Charleston Mi rvury of the 8th inst., after rimming up the results, gays :? In the i>ri>iiiiKcuou8 chase the Yankee* soem to havo driven Comniodoro Tatnall's mosquito licet up the creeks loading to Savannah, ami cut off all water communication with Charleston by hermetically sealiug Skull creek AUhoughlhe Yankees have effected, as yd, tn> Utiidinff, it it certain that they ha e made s me progress, and it be Xkki m immediately to tend suck reitrforcemrnU at 1?'j l? nudft to checkmate <iny ?i'< e?int thry may mile towards ffiiining rv-n the tmallest fuothi'id upon our Mr it. if the invaders can take Charleston with twenty-five thousand men let them havo It, a* we would Imi unworthy to possess it, and it will be a lit memorial? 'aid in ashos-^iif our own Southern imbecility. NBWS 8TOPPKD BY TUB KKUKI.S. A telngraphic despatch, which leit Richmond on Satur, day, Nov. #, staled that there was nothing particularly iraiiortant on the Southern coast. It is evident from this that the rebel government lias prohibited any further in formation from coming north of Richmond, and thin course implies that they havo suffered * heavy defeat. NEWS BY WAY OF PORTLAND, ME. I*oktu*!?d, He., Nov. 12, 1861. Tho.bark C. R Hamilton, Capt. Chase, arrived at this port yesterday and reportx as follows:? Off Charleston, on tbo 2d Inst., passed eight war and transport stoamers and eight sailing vessels, including the Great Republic. The steamers were heading westward and tlio sailing vessels were lying to, with their heads to the south ward. The samo day passed a disabled steamer, with a steam er lying by and flriug at her. Supposed that the latter whs trying to sink the former, as cho was in the track of homeward bound vessels. [Probably the steamer Go vernor, before reported In company with the gunboat Isaac Smith.?En. Hnuu> ] Capt. Chase thinks the fleet must have had fin* weather 'or landing on Monday. NO SIGNS OF ANY 8TBAMER FROM THE FLEET AT ANNAPOLIS. Washington, Nov. 12,1H61. A despatch received from Annapolis gays thai up to haM past eleven o'clock this forenoon there wore no simis ot any btoamcr coining up from tho great tl?et. Anurous, Md., Nov. 12,1881. Tho arrival of (v steamer bearing des|>atches from tbo government fleet is m<?t confidently cxpectod l>efore morning. Tlie landing of our troops probably took place ou tho 8th inst., and supposing tbo departure of tbo steamer had been delayed until Sunday, she is already over duo at this point. Tlio moment sho arrives In tho bay she will bo boardod by a tug. and despatches mime diatoly sent to the Northern press. THE LATEST FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, Nov. 12, 1861. Thore is no official information received here of tho movements of tho expeditton. Captain Dupout, the naval commander, was instructed to send a summer to Annapolis as soon as ho had accomplished a landing, but It is supposed that in view of the fact that Ave or si* of his transports have been wrecked, disabled or been obliged to put back, that if he. has met with any considerable amount of opposition, be will not venture to allow any one of his vessels to leave, simply to bring the news of his movements, until he Is sure ho can. spare it. Tlic news received from a- dozen different robel sources harmonises, and is believod, especially that recolvcd ye?. verday via Cairo, Memphis and 8avannah. Thb govern ment have no doubt that the flrst vessel from tho expedi tion will bring prisoners, if not some of our own wounded. THE REBEL COMMANDER AT FORT ROYAL Additionally lo what wo gave of the career of Coinmo dore Tatnall, the commandor at Port Royal, one of the Boston papers publishes the following:? Commodore Tatnall, who is reported to bo the com mander of the rebelforces at Hoautort. Nov. 4, is an old officer of the United States Navy, appointed from (leorgia. He was considered an experienced and hkillul officer. and fcas held some very responsible position*. He was in command of the United state s fleet in China at the time the allied French and Knglish made the attack on the Chinese forts. On that occasion he suffered his reelings to lead him into tho strife, and was very much coinidi mentcd by the Kngllsh for the assistance he rendered one of th-ir grounded gunboats. Among lite friends ?t the North he was always held in the high, st estimation as a noble hearted friend, a sincere and devoted Patrlnt. During the summer of 1P60 ho passed a few days lti this vlcinitv The bitter imprecation upon the heads of trai to s then uttered by bim on a public occasion will not be forgott.n by those who heard him: "Pal sied bo tho hand or tongue of hnn who tirst attempts the dtssolDtion of this glorious I n ion. While in Boston be improved bis opportunity Ki call upon a venerable triend and fellow in tho navv,1 aptain P., of D. They had not m_t for yeurt. The t>-st and present, were rehearsed. The fountains of sacred memories were stirred, and they laughod and wept t. (.t; her. On taking leave or his friend, Tatnall re marked, "1 shall seo you again, P., next summer. "Before next summer old Ja- k will be in his grave,1 was the earnest and touching reply. Before that summer came, at tho first tap of tho secession drutn. the oath or a'lesiance to traitors had b in pronounced by the lips, ir not by the heart, of Tatnall. When fws of this came to the cars . f his old friend in H o Noith. ho exciauue t, "Would to (>"d Old Jack bad ben In bis grave b 'fj ro hearing such ti.lings us this."' A few days brought a 1-t ter from his friend Tatnall, closing wuh these words ?'1 little thought, when 1 hut saw you, my dear 1'., that my old tried friend and I were to servo under difleront I ugs; bi.t the [lOlitlciaiiS would have it so." Old .laik sat down awhile, amazed, scornful and vexed. "A traitor to his flag"?"tho politicians would have it so"?"poor Tat nall " Then rising resolutely from his chair, he con tinued?"He was a noble fellow; but I d ha' g him, dear ly as I love him. Yes I'd Send him to the yard arm if the devil stood there to catch him." IMPORTANT FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA. the destruction or gdyandotte. The Treachery of the Rebel Inhabitants? The Punishment They Received, &c., &c., &c. Cincinnati, Nov. 12,18^1. The defeat of tho Union forces at Guyandotto was ac complished by trickery on the part of the iuhib. auU. It seems that a force of robel cavalry, variously estim el at f,00 to 1,000, had concentrated in tho country back of the town. These proposed, with tho assistance of tho reb 1 Inhabitants of Guyaudotte, to annihilate the Union lorces in the town. This force consisted of 250 Virginian*} belonging W a Virginia regiment, and a few of Colonel 7.etgler's Kif'h Virginia Volunteer*. It was arranged between tho rebel cavalry and the rebel citizens to massacre our troops in cold blood. Ac. cordingly the rebel oitir.ens were very kind to our troops j Inst Sunday evening, and luvited them to their houses on | various pretexts, nnd,all who were olf duty accepted the I invitation. While they wore being entertained, at about 1 half-past eight o'clock at night, the rebel cavalry dashed into the town. Signals were displayed from every house where the Union troops were, and Into these tbe rebels rushed, murdering tho unarmed soldier# in cold blood. The rebel citizens?men, women and children?rushed to arms, and aidod the cavalry in the slaughter. The Union troops in camp prepared as soon as possibl0 for defence, but were overpowered, aud had tobr.ak. Very few men wore killed in the engagement with tb0 cavalry, nearly all being murdered in the houses. When Colonel 7otgler arrived, and on learning the par ticulars of the affair, ho ordered tho destruction oi tho town. The buildings were immediately tlrod, and tho whole town is now reduced to ashes. THE ATTACK upon CAMP TOMPKINS. Advices trom tbe Kanawha state that tho rebels, who had been shelling tho camp at Tompkins f"wn Cotton Hill had retired upon tho approach or a re; ce under I Col.' l'e Villiers. Nine or tho enomy's pickets wera i killed; but no loss on our side. ? Col. Lie Villiers has taken possession or tho hill. MILITARY MOVEMENTS?THE WEATIIER. Kokt I.ahamir, Nov. 11, 1801. Two companies or the Second cavalry left here this morning for the States, under tbe command of Captain J. hn (>re?ti and I.leutenant J. K. Wesstier. The weather here is cold aud storrav. Four inches of siiow fell ycatcrday. IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON Reconnoissances by Generals Heintzelman and Siokles. The Frcnch Treaty Respecting the Free Navi gation of the Mississippi. Order from Secretary Seward in Regard to Passports Across the Lines, &Ov, &c., &c. WASHimnoM, Not. A RECONN0188AKCB IN rOBOl BY GENERAL IIRINT Z EL MAN. On Monday two regiment* of rebel Infantry wors re ported to be Ht l'ohick church, Mid ? squadron of retaal cavalry cn tko bank of the Accotlnk. It was presumed that they were only a portion of a much larger foroe. Karly this morning Oeucr&l licuitilman went (rat In that direction ut the bead of a largo force, for Ute double pur pose of making a reconnoissanee and collecting and saving from the rebels a large quantity of forage known to bo Ml that neighborhood. The result of the reconnaissance has not yet been ascertained. BETCRN OP OBNERAL HBINTXLKXAN. The reconnolssanoe made to-day by a force from Gene, rat Helntzleman's division In tho direction of Acotlnk creek, below Mount Vernon, returned without flndkng the enemy. A report wan circulated In the city to-night by oUlcer!! who ought to be enraged in better business, that our forces were attacked, and one company of cavalry, engaged in tlio reoonnoisnaiice, waa cut to pieces and tho captain was killed. Investigation proves the whole story untrue. TI1K KEfll'LT OF A BAI.LOON REC0NW0IS8ANCB ON THR U AKVI.AND PIPE OF TUE LOWKK I'OTOMAC. By an arrival from Budd's Kerry this morning I learn that a recounoissancu was made lout night by Professor U>we. accompanied by Oen. tickles, in which the enemy were discovered in force in and around Dumfries and on two lines extending from Dumfries towards Occoquan and Brent vllle. Two thousand rebel" arrived near Accotiok yosterday from the main body of (heir army. THE HERALP'8 8PKCIAL CORRESPONDENT ON TnB LOWER POTOMAC?PROPOSED BALLOON ARCBNSION. The follow lug despatch 1b from the IUraid'b special correspondent on the Potomac:? I'MTKD STATUS STIAVIR YaNKK, ) Oft Indian IIkad, Potomac Rjvxh, Nov. 10.18B1. f I.ast night quiU' a number of schoonese ran the blockade of the rebol batteries, going both up aud down, and this morning several other schooners liavo come up,having parsed the batteries unmolested. Tho United States steamer Dawn went down this morning, at throe o'clock, and us we heard no firing, tho inference is that shopassed by unmolested. But this calm may precode a storm. Unitkh Status Btxamkk f'oa r n? I.ion, 1 Mattawoman C'rkkk, Nov. 10, 1881. Jj, This afternoon, about four o'clock;, a steamer was seen coming down the river, towing a nondescript sort of craft. As they camo near the steamer waa found to bo the Occur de iJon, Captain Whittlesey, and tho craft in tow the balloon vessel of Profossor I/jwo. The latter is tho hull of an old steamen widened on the deck by maana of braces, like the New York ferry boats, and on the deck waa any quantity of apparatus for the generating of hydrogen gaa to Inflate the balloon, that was protected by a voluminous fold of canvass. On going on board the Cceur de I .Ion I saw Professor Lowe, with whom I had a previous acquain tance, and he promised mo an ascent. A consultation waa held, and It waa determined that tho Cceur do Lion should anchor in tho shelter of Mattawoman creak for the night, with the balloon boat, and that a special moaaen ger should he sent to apprise General Hooker of the arrival of Professor Lowe. Accordingly, wa cast anchor In tho creek. Among tho party was Mr. Wilaon, a scientific gentleman of Khode Island, and a detachment of tho Fourth Michigan regiment. A sergeant of this roglnient was selected as the messenger, and I volunteered to act as guide, having gone near to Budd's ferry before with Captain Kastman. of tho Yankee. Taking the helm oT our little boat, 1 steered to tho spot where we had previously landed, an J, after difficulties of no ordinary kind, found tho headquar ters of General Hooker, half a milo from I'oBcy's house, tear Budd's ferry. We had travollod upward of three mil's through a dense forest, and with mud half knee deep in some places, and had gone half a mile out of our way in addition. When v,? reached our destination the sergeant deliveredpiis despatches, which were immediate ly actotl upon, aud wo started on our choerlesa way ba<k, arriving on board tho Cteur de l.lon at eleven o'clock, having tramped through mud since half past six o'clock, tired and glad of tha reposo which wo then sought. About half a mile from General Hooker's quarters I accidentally met your military correspondent on his way from Washington?one object of my mission. What passed between us bears reference to your note to him about the balloon. He will mako the tlvst ascent and 1 the second. Novkmdkr 11, 1S81. This morning wa.- cloudy and with every appearance of a slight storm, in consequence of which tho balloon boat was anchored under a high bluff, with her bow touch lug tho beach. Professor Lowe does not intend to inflate her to-day In consequence. We passed an anxious night, as the Coeur de Uon is not armed, and were much relieved this morning to see tho Rcsoluto mako lier appearance aud anchor near us. I'jtnun Static STkamsr Yanfkk,1 Indian Hkap, Nov. 11, IHfll. ( The Resolute did not. remain long, and I came up to Indian Head on hor. It is ananged that tho Yankee Fhall go down to Mattawoman creek, for the protection of the Cu-ur do Lion and the balloon boat to-night. At hair past eleven this morning a heavy gun was heard at Shipping Point, proceeded by a wreath of smoke. The gun was followed by several others, until forty.two had been IIrod. In tbc midst of tho firing several schooners were seen making their way up. The wind and tide were fair to the vessels, and consequently they passed the batteries unhurt, as they could keep so close to tho Maryland shore, and preeentod so small a mark, that not one was hit, though tho projectiles came very near somo of them. lh<' schooners were six in number, and they are now far ou their way to Washing-Ion. Heavy firing has just been hoard somewhere in the direction f'fFWrfa* Court House. Simc of our otllcers suppose a battle is in progress. Tho batteries on the Maryland shore, It is said, returned trvday the lire of the rebels. No damage was dooo to cither our batteries ?' -s by the rebel guns. THE KKPORTKD TREATY BETWEEN THE l.MTED STAT hS ami KKANC'B as TO TUB KltEK NAVIGATION OK TUB MlSSISStrPJ?ACTION OK THE GOVERNMENT, ETC. The despatch iu th Hs.kaLD of Sunday last, announcing a i reported discovery by Emperor Napoleon, in the British I Museum, of a copy of a treaty made at the time France ceded Louisiana to the Tnitcd States, stipulating that the Mississippi should at all time s be kept open to the naviga tion of French vessels, lias created quite a sensation in diplomatic circles here. Tho priv ato letter received by a distinguished gentleman or Philadelphia from a London banker, announcing tho fact from which 1 originally quot'd,'was handed to Secretary Seward to-day. All the treaties known to the government, on the sub-ct of the L'Uislana purchase, liavo been examined this afternoon, but none yet discovered appear to contain anything that could be construed into such a pledge on the port of our government as s indicated iu th" private letter from England,except clauses six and seven,on page sixteen of volumo eight "United States Statutes At large.'' It is only necessary to state,and I do so authori tatively , that tho government of the United States will adhere strictly to tho requirements of that treaty, aud will art promptly to carry out all of them with the full force of tho army and navy. In short, the government is now in the act of clearing tlio Mississippi river of the rebel batteries erected on its banks, with the purpose of preventing the exercise of this very Tight now said to be claimed by France. Tho river is not closcd by the government, but by opponents of the 1 government. The Union blockade at the mouth of tho Mississippi it only a part of the work of tho government [ to open it to navigation. It therefore remains for Franco i to settle whether sho will aid a legitimate government in ( sustaining international law,or will join a horde of mls ' creautB who arc in rebellion agalust all law. There is no treaty existing between th" United States aud any nthor 1 owor on earth tbi't will not bo stfictly adhered to by that government at all time*. ORDER RESPECTING PASSPORTS. Th.i Secretary of state to-day issued tbe following order (IrcumKiam en which have recently occurred rentier i' necmwiry ui re; put a previous regulation, that no per ?on, whether aciti/euor a foreigner, will be allowed to pass tlio linen of the United fiutes Army in any diree tiou without it |miw|Mirt, signed or countersigned by tho N'cretary ot State, and if any |>ert..,n shall attempt so to pass, he wiil bo liable to .ureal aud iletuutkon bv tmltlary authority. WM. H. BSWARD. H has been further ascertained, ou application at the State r>ep.irtment to day, that such passes will only b<i (ranted to periiiua upon business for the government ot the United Statu. TIIK NKW A1U1Y SIGNAL*. Major A. J Myer. who was authorised to prepare a

system of signal* for the army, hag completed that ?er. vice, and is ready with his materials for tlie use of the whole army. Tliia system comprises day and night coun tersign signals, l?y wliicb orders and Intelligence nay bo rapidly communicated, and also by which friendly rogt menta will be nble to be distinguished in the darkness as well aa in light. The firing into each other by our regi ment* or detachments will thus be precluded. TUB EXCHANGE OF F1UHONEM. General Wool has been instructed to communicate with the proper Confederate author It tea, under a flag of truce, in reference to faclllllea for supplying the prisoners in thetr custody with clothing and other ueoaaaariea. The release of Lieutenant Albert Kuntx, on bis parol# for a limited jicriod, has been reciprocated on our part by the release of a rebel prisoner. There is still a pros|?et of a general exchange of pri soners, although there is aa yet no deOnite arrangement on the subject. Tlio Indications are that the admlntetra tlon will act with promptness in maintaining what ever successes the expedition may bavo already achieved >n the neighborhood of Beaufort. As at the commence ment of the preparation, a studied silenc e was observed >n official quarters, so now there is apparently no dispo sition to siieak of the present or prospective movvmouts lu that connection. ADVICES FROM EUROPE?THE FEELING IN FRAN'CK AND ENGLAND KESPBCTINO AFFAIRS IN TU1S COUNTRY. Private letters from Paris by the last steamer show much apprehension and sotrie suffering in tlio manu facturing districts of Krance, in conse<jucnce of affairs in this couutry. Hie Ipading manufacturers are circulating petitions to the Emperor, asking him to tormiriate the American war if possible, though they do not say, and probably do not know, in what way he oould conform to their request. Private letters from I.ondon, Uverpool aud Manchester, show that tho feeling is improving to wards tne United states. Th" people deprecate the idea of a new war. especially with this country. Tlicy prefer to sutler a while for the want of cotton than to engage In a war tt ith the people of the United States, who uro so nearly allied to thorn. The "fllrial advices from Europe, jnst received, show a Strengthening of the belief in tbo restoration of the Union and increased confidence that the administration will bo able to re-cstalilli-b its authority, and es|>eclally gratify ing in these respects is the news from England* PROPOSALS FOR ARMY CLOTH. Quartermaster General Meigs has invited proposals to be received by tho United States Quartermaster at Phila delphia, nntll noon of tho 14th Instant, for furnishing cloths for army clotblug. Each proposal must be acoom panied by samples. Light or dark blue cloth li prefer red, and tight gray will not be considered. This looks to the re-clothing of an army of fro n 4'M).uuo to 600,000 men, thus aflbrdlng encouragement, to manu facturers, and necessarily involving an expenditure of a million of dollars. ACTION OF THE HEN ATE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE. The Senate committee, who arc investigating the facts In reference to the destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard, have examined Commodores McCaulcy, l'endergrast and Paulding, and Lieutenant Wise ancj Paymaster llradford. The principal point ihe committee are attempting to re-tch in this matter is to find out whero the blame lios, whether upon tbo officers there or the authorities at Washington. Commodores Mc<Jaulcy and l'endergrast both testify that tho government sent Captain Powell, of the navy, to Norfolk, to confer with tho officers thero re siiecting affairs, and that they requested Secretary Toucey to send tbem reinforcements, but that no reinforcements were sent. Tho committee, however, have sent for Governor Tonccy to explain this mattor, and to know why, in tbo then alarming condition or tho country, no steps were taken to rcinforco this yard, ami thereby save the government millions of dollars. Tlie committeo uro determined to probo this matter to Ihc bottom. They will take up the Harper's Ferry affair on Thunday. A largo number of witnesses have Iil-cu summoned. TliE UNION MEN OK EASTEItN TENNESSEE RISING. Intelligence is received to-night that the Uu.on men of EasteinTennessee are mustering strong, and are annoy ing the rebels by burning bridges and cutting telegraph wires, thus severing ail connection between Zolltcoffer and the rest of tlio rebel army in Tennessee. The govern mont have no official information on tlio subject. THE ARMY. General Buell ts to leave for Kentucky to morrow to take command of the Department of the Cumberland. Tlte following Important order his been made !? refer ence to lhn organization of the Ctii'.n men of Jlisaourii AK5KKAI. OKI KICS?so 0fl. War Dot^rthknt, Ann mm Gvskral's Omen, 1 Wigm.v'Tc.v, Nov. 7, 1:01. f Authori'yto raise a force of State militia to serve <Iurii>K the war us granted, by .ir? otion of Hie Hresi lent, to the Governor of Mtwwuri. This force is to co.ojiorate Willi ti e troopn in the service of the United Stati s In ro polling the tnva^iori of the State m Mis ourl.and in sup presNM ii rebellion thorein. It is f> be held in camp and In theSold,drilled, disciplined nn<) norrrned according to the regulations M tho United States ut my, and subjei t to the articles ol war, bet it is not to bo orderci|$ i of the State ol ML-souri except f r the immediate deforce of the said .-'late. Tin1 Statu forces thus authorized wiH b?, during such tim? as they shall be actually engaged rh an embodied military force In active servIre.armed quipped, clothed, subsisted. transported and paid ly the l ited States, in accordance with th" rog'datlt ns of th ? I"ntt-.-il .- tates ai my and i ( h urd. s as may trorti time to time he issued by the War Depaitinent, and in uo other manner, and they shail ho considered as disbanded from the aorvMteof the United Stales when vfr the President may so direct. In connection with th s lorce the Governor is authorized to appoint the following officers, who will be recogil/. d and paid by the United Steles, to wit:?One Major (!? tie nil. so command the winleaf the State brought into service, who shall hi the name person appointed by the President to command the United States Mil it in y Ilepartment of tlj? \\\si ,iftd shall r?taiji his commission rb M.yof 5$6er*I of tin State forces only da rir.B f1)S command of iho said department: one Adjutant General, one Inspector General. :ul one Quarter master General, ea< h with M>e rank and pay of ft Colonel of cavalry, three Aides-de f'r mp to the Governor, each with the rank and pay ot a >' .lonet o infantry; Brigadier Genera's, at the rate of one tuahrlga ool not less than four regiment*, and dlvisi n, brigade and regimental naif i .Ulcere, not to exceed in numbers those provided lor in the organization prescribed l,y tlie act approved July 22, 1861, "Kor the empleymentot volunteers," nor i< be morn highly com pensated by the United Slates, whatever their rack In the State service, than officers performing the same duties under that act. The KioMofficers of a regiment to be one colonel, one iioiuenaiit colonel and ono major, and the officers cf a company to be one captaiu, one lirst and ono sec. nd lieutenant. When officers of the said State forces shsll| act In con junction with officers of the United States Army of the same grade, the latter shall command tho combined force. Ail disbursements of money made to th. se troop*, or in oonaequcuce of their employment bv the tinted States, shallbo made by dlibuising officers ot thi United States Army, a.-.- ;.nutl by tie War Iiei>artment, or spe. ciaily a;.pointed b> the I'rosldtnt lor that pcr|iose. who will make tlieir requisitions upon the dillerent supply .e partments in the same manner for the Missouri state fore s a* similar req itdl ions are made for other volun teer troops in the aerv ice of ilie United States. The Secretary of Wti will cause any a'Witlonal regula ti< ns tha' maybe necessary for the purple ?.f priimol ing economy , ensuring regularity of retni t s and prot ct ing the Ublted States from fraudulent practices, to bo adopted and (rabhrlMii for the government of tlio said State forces, and tilt same will be ol?<. . d and observed by all in office under the authority of the State of MIh i bouri. By order. JUUi'S P. GARBstHE, Assistant adjutant General, oamui. 0KDKR8?NO 97. HBAlK)r AKTCK8 WHt '.KM, At'' - SN.'s Ovn K, 1 Washington Nov. 9, 1 '?'CI. J J The following departments are formed frem the present dep.ii in i t 11 the West Cumber at d at ? ? 1. The l"epartroffit of Mew Mexico,U en isti th Ter i rltory of New Motion, to be commanded b; Colonel fc. R. , S. ' anlej .United -tales Army. 2. The Department ol Kansas, to Include the st:iteof Kansas, the In .ian territory west of" ? an i e Territories ol .v braska, Colorado ind I'aeotah, to Ih> commanded by Major Ueneral Hunter. H?a <| irtei -? at loit I eav Dwortb. 3. The Department of the Missouri, to include th Mites of Missouri, Iowa, Minora tn.W. ubih.Iltlnoiw, \r >.i Fas ar.d that tv>rton ... kcnl.rki west of the < '.itiif.or land river, to he commanded by Major Genera! II W. lluileck, I nitetl sr.f.*h Army. 4 Hi. I>?j a tinent of Hie Ohio, to eouslHt of tho Pl'itos of Ohio, Mich: in, Indianaau-l that iiortiotiOl' K- tilm l- y rant of Uitt Cumberland rivrr, uud til# State of loui.e to ho c. mii 1:11<il.?<I liy llrigadi. r General 1). C. Huell. H1 ad quarter* at I/iuIh\ Hie. 5. Tho Department of Western Virginia, to consist of that jiortion of Virginia include.! in th? " J Il?|iarlmint of tins Ohio, to be commanded by Hrigadier General W. .s. Kosecrans, United .Slates .\rinv Ry order. JUUU8 P. tiARFSCllK, Assistant Ailjutaut General. AIL QI'IKT ON TUB IMTKK l'OTOMAC. A letter received to day from Parnostowu report* all quiot on tiic Upper Potomac. THK OKNKKAL COI'BT MARTIAL TO BK PtRMANFST' The genera! court martial of which Major Atterbury, of the New York Ninth, is President, and Captain Ortflins, of the Zoimvvi d'Afi Iqno, is Judge Advocate, has bee'i made a permanent court for the division, by order of tieneral MeClellan. Several capital caiei will bo tried Immedi ately, among which are two far murder. BALTIMORE MECHANICS ASElNfl KOH A SHAItl OF TUB OOVKRKMKNT WORK. A deputation of Kaitimore bnsln?ss men waited upon several of the heads of departments to day to urge upon the government tho policy of according to the mechanic# of that city a sham of employment. On account of the Infamous action of the rebel Junta there, the mechanic*, mo?i of whom have been always loyal, have suffered greatly, and have been under ? ban. Since they have nobly redeemed their reputation tbey ask that the ban shall be romoved. 8TIAM FEliRY BKTWKXN fltOROKTOWK AND AR LINOTOM. The government to day made a contract with A. W. Markley, of New Jersey, to run a at earn ferry between Georgetown and Arlington. This is an Important Im provrment, and will supercede the present rope f.>rry bo tweeu those two points. Il is to take effect at once. COl.ONEt. JACMON'S RKMAINg. The remains of Colonel Jac* sou, of the Klghteenth New York Volunteers, w0re sent N<irth in tho two P. M. train to day. He will be burls.Sit Schenectady, N. Y. CONKIKIjNCK IN T1IK AI>MINI8TRATION. Account#continue to be received herefrom government officials and otfiers at tho North of the confidence of manufacturers and capitalists in the administration. TKBTINO THE MACHINERY OP TUB NXW HTKAMKR VKNHACOI.A. Tlie machinery of the new steamer Pensacola was tested today. It worked satisfactorily. PRESENTATION OF A KI.AO. A handsome Hag *v,is presented yesterday afternoon to Company fi, of| IVrdan's sharpshooters, by citizens of Al bany, N. Y. It was received, on bohulf of tlio company, by Lieutenant Colonel Mrars. IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY. DESPERATE FIGHT AT PIKEVILLE. The Rebels Defeated, with a Loss of Four Hundred Killed. Two Thousand Prisoners Cap tured by the Union Forces. Sketch of Pikeville ami Pike County. Some of the Union Heroes En gaged in the Affair, Ac., &c., &c. Cincinnati, Nov. 12,is#i. General Nelson met the rebels under tieneral Williams at I'ikeville, Pike county, Ky., on Friday last, and gained a glorious victory. Colonel Luke Moore attacked tho rebels in the rear with three thousand eight hundred men, wlille Colonel llarr of the Hecond Ohio regiment, with six Imndrol m< k,ut tacked til. in iri th'' frout, Col. nol Harris falling In. !> Colonel Mooro proving forward, until th.' enemy v brought into the midst of Oen.-ral Nelson's bri/a.V wl? ? i ur forces pressed them on a'.l sides, killing font luituirru of them and taking a thousand prisoners. The balance scattered in all directions. Tho TTnion loss Is email Jj-.xi.viiro.v, Ky., Km. 12, A courier from General Nelson's brigade, with des patches for General Thomas, reports that (ho flghtln, ?>'> Pikcvillc lasted two days. The rebels lost -J00 killed and 1,000 prisoners. Cincinnati, Nov. 12.1-01. The battle at. Pikevillo In ted Friday and Saturday, and jlic victory tu complete. Generals Williams und iiawos arc among the prls i ? ?. Wjihiunotcn, Nov. 12, ISfll. The Wur reparlnjrnt received this: ai tcrno. n the fol lowing despatch from Kentucky:? IVRis, Ky., Nov. 12,1HBI. Tlio rebels under Cell Williams, at 1'ikevillc, wore il ? feated, after two days lighting, by Gen. Nelson, l our hundred rebels were killed ai d otic thousand prison rs taken. Since I forwarded tie- government despot, h t;..s ?"t-r noon,that Gonoral Nelson captured one thousand ?: sourrs at Pikes v i ; Ky., another despatch has bo-ttlv coived by the President Rir.ot.u. ing that the nuinlvr cf rebels captured was two thousand. T1IK POSITION OF FIKEVIM.B A NO I'IKK COI'NiV. Rum irs were floating a'lout the city JKisterday eveuii k, to tho efffcct that, considering the position of I'ik vuie. there could be no ftpce of UntOD troops in tlio neighbor hood, iiml that, therefore tlio battle w*J> nil an inveni.on, or atmost was but a skirmish of the Home (iunrd. Pikeville or Piketon?for it is called, at times, by cither of the two names?is tho capi nl of i'ike county Ky., which 1# situated in tho southeast part of the State. Tho county bus an area of four hundred ?n?ia o miles, and Cumberland mountain bounds It on the southeast. The counly hail In 1^60 live stock valued at $113,056, ami pro duced at that time an anuual quantity ol 198,704 bushels of Indian corn, 18,501 of oats, 4.401 pounds of tobacco and 12,058 pounds of w?ol. There were then in the count} lit ty (louringand grist mills, lour sawmills, one tannery, ten churches and six schools^ the last living about two hun dred scholars. The population in 1840 was 8,567, and in I 1850, 6,365, of which ninety eight were slaves. It b?>r. | dors on Virginia, and s drained by tho forks of tho Pk Sandy river. Tho surface of the country is hilly ami 1 broken, and extensive beds of bituminous coal, fromfivo I to eight let thtck , havo been opened, and some iron has < thero been found. The capital is situated on the west ! fork of the rivor,and is variously estimated at from 130 I to 173 miles east southeast frnm Frankfort. The river is navigable for bouts from this point northward to tho Ohio. Iho village has a court house a;.d contains Humo rous stores and had si me t lain since an estimated popu. lation of five hundred persons. THE FOItWEIt POStrtOK O! U KNKUAI. NK1.-0N. to prove, however, that General Ke n and his bri. gailo wero in th:.s mighborhood, we find that Mr I>avid 1h< mas, < f Clucini at I, sutler of Color?; Harris' Ohio regimeut, kit the br gade s< me days i reviottg to Oct her 25, at McCormick s fiap, on the road from Olympian Springs to Pre?t< r.b..rg, nearing the latter. Preelonb.rg ( is about twenty it..'. from Pikeville, and, thcreforo, al- I (owing for the lapse of tune, there can be no doubt but j 1 that General N< iSOn'B br'K ide was in the nci hborhoorl of the latter place at the t n:e indicated. At tint time tho i brigade consisted of lour regimen1* of mfsntry and sis 1 piecs of artiHery?about four thoesand eflivtiv? men j TUe .? ? t ipiid idiio t! ei.'.ad the advance, liu - wore ihon p shingon roi . <. <irwn , where it w is ... , n ier abie neiobe-?f t; . rtibeM wi-ro coi<gre>.. t<.c!?o ,bt . s ? ithi ver; men ti wca;turo:l. Hazel tireen s.til i 'i a itlle oil the t? te i .i.i.i i ;. in,.,an -p ,1.,.-. l< : \t. i t,'g, Tbe troop" were 'h. n 'O good spir ts. nBtt full of d< u<' mi. -9 n.v i.-ii |n run the r-b< of K. ?<<?!?;'. ]' nl < ky, ?ti'! if tiny go on in U s way Ue ill .artaiu y do It, THK TROOI'H W>*<1A':BT>. i own \>n .1, .ii?\ :k 4.l Brigadier General WII.LIAM NKJiJON, UBiOUiK Second OWn Volunteer* Colonel Harris. Twenty llrst Volunteer* Colonel Norton Thirty Ihini Volunteers Cnl>n?ISill. Kentucky Volunteers Colonel Metcalf. KKNTI (KV liOMK 111'AIUi. Several companies, antler command i f Oil. f.nkn Mooro. kcoond o'lio vni.rjmtniu'. Colonel I.eonard A. Karris. l.teulcnant Oolohol John K?ll. Major Anson (J. McCook. Colonel Harris I* a resident of Cincinnati, of republic ita politics, and had more (ban once distinguished Mmx. lt ia tho present struggle. He served three months in FusU urn Virginia, and was commissioned upon order fruna ih# War Depu'tnunt. , t\\ l.jrrrniwr ouio vot.i >n tsua. Colonel Jtsso.S Norton. Lieutenant I oionel .1 M. Wilding. Miyor Samuel A. Strong. Pnrgeon, Wm. M. Kainos. 8urg?in'a Mate J). S. Young. Colonel Norton Is a democrat, served three months 10 Western Virginia, under Generals McClellan and Roee crans, and was re commissioned with honor when bla regiment was reorganized. The other otllcors served with him in the sauie capacities at that time. tmnrv iiuiu) onto voLi'imama. Colonel Joshua W. SHI. Lieuteuiuit Colonel Oscar F Moore Major J. V. Uobinson, Jr. Surgeon f. B. Musscy Surgeon's Mute A. W. l'helps. Colonel Sill is a republican and a gradual* of Weal Point. lie has not previously, aa far as wo understand, distinguished himself remarkably in the field. KWTvcxir mtrnmsa. Colonel Metcalf. Lieutenant folonel . Mnjor. ? This regiment is about six hundred strong. ARTILLERY. Bnttery of six pieces Captain Kunkic. W? are led to believe that this company is from Ohio; If so, the pieces are rilled cannon. THK V0KGK8 I'NDKR COLOV1SI. MOORB. Until the present time these forces bnvo not been known outside of thuir Slate, and do'ihtie s aro oomposutf i of those noble patriots who rose at the call of such mtMt ait Crittenden to expol the ruthless invader and rebel from tlio soil of Kentucky. SRKTClt OF UF.KVRAI. NVI.HON. General Willinm Nelson is ot;* of tho recently appointed Brigadier Generals of the Volunteer forces of the United States. Ho is a native and ciliz'n of Kentucky, wat formerly a naval officer, and was appointed thereto from his native Male. He entered tlio service on the 12th day Of May, 1840 and on the IRtli day of April, 1H65, was commissioned a Lieutenant. 11 is si a snrvico under that commission was less than three years, hut bis total s"? service wiik twelve yearBaml fix months. Ho performed shore and other duty tor over tour years, and was neatly live years unemployed, making a total of over twenty* one year.' in the service of his country previoi s to hifl present corurnk fiori. He was last at pea in May, lHtiO, in the sloop Ft. I/niis, when he was oiJercd ou ordnance duty at the Washing! n Navy Yard, from which point U* was promoted to the honorable position he now holds. At tho commencement of the present yc ar bo stood 146 on the lt>t for promotion out of 3'-!l lieutenants, and by thus taking the field ha.s gained a position of command doubt4 less well merited, but by the rules of tho naval service far from his icuch while serving on the sua, at least for some time. THE CAPTURED REBEL LEADERS. BXKTCU OK THIS 1:11111. <? KNKKAI. WILLIAMS. Our now* of the tig' C makes mention or the nam* of Ceneral Williams as b< ing tii command of the rebel troops aid subsequently iiwiuC prisoner. The pcr? s>n alluded to in Colonel John 8. William*, who ???? most probably acting lirlgadicr General on tho or ran Ion. General, or, perhaps, more properly Colonel, Williams is a native of Kentucky. At the outbreak of hostilities with Mexico he raited and tfonimanded an in dependent company or volunteers fn m Ills own St'ile. Willi three men Captain Williams marched under t!en. W' ol to Mimclova joined (Jen. Scott's forresat Vcrafrin, participated in the battle of Cerro Cordo, and, finally, wag promoted to the Colonelcy of the Fourth regi ment Kentucky Volunteer#. At the closc of the war ho entered the political arena and lias been con certs 'I with Bret klnridge in Iho politic! of his native State A.'oro recently lie has hceu tngugodwiih lireckinrldgei Prct ton, Judge Moore,ate! other Kentucky >e eenfii ni: is. In rail Ir.g the rebel force lately encamped at rrentcuburjr,n part of w|{tliarotl troops that t'ok (art in the (In nldinp h ?? re I?>lr; ? " he bits been as sssj iBOtyt n is )'>'?' m fVi ml ITecklfii Mj," arid together fl t j lalely r <i- a tour of the modntalr.otts district* near ( . bnrt'er ! i ? ? of i eilt'cky, Tin nrd Virginia, n'aruitnt: the |v?o|?y ly ci .fits ?- l:>credthie siori salt to .:.e lit ntiii. ii the tit?c;a. g \ ernn cut, and l ? ! cve:y means, ami ohtitHi foil iweii. < a turo ill put an end to hi.- i'.!?>(?;. al virorw at i at. for J..j pro Sul.t; anil lie ?? iil ?... ;i bo ttl >'"? i . . Fort Wauf/I. SKi.C'H < r THK ItKIfcl. tii.M UAL IIAW t:t. The of her , p..rt ant pi: . -r. ????... r.t- it .v ? 4, j>i Plia bly acting Brigadier Central . i a portion ot ih* trooi s ???? aged, an up t . t s e y recti.t pei |..(.l h- |ms j <?. sscd the rank of ' o,.., .? . Iio,t''o, i (. the many t lb ? T;'th it l,.<\e re , . ! f ? :n a my t'> cm ploy against thee country tl<- I:ri4% 'pe <? p lre?l at her mlli'-iry s. i ol of imtrtie.' i< r. W- ' I ? t. f;encrd,or <ml,.fumes M'lrriy Haw.-s m a native i . Kcutueky and entered the West 1 oi t Vsibsmy iu 1841 flfn luating w i h the > ank i f brere'. ? ? 1 liantsnant ti the Set ad dragoons. With his r gnue: 11" took part in th-- Mexican < luupn gn, ui, I foagb!, it n| I befall, with matlmtion al Iho butties of I min >, ( I "culi i-co and ban ,/ti.tti lit Isb JAu.-nj, for -U! i.'ted to a brevet drat ll' iit . a;..H< was a" . ? t ?.:hi (or of ii.fiiutry tac tics at West I'olnt from Jitr.o to A;i.<Uf?t, IMS. Hi. ;i assistant professor e: Matheti HiH t j ?'11,,1H40, andinibRc?iuently assiataot in tructor in < a\ . rv taetli s. Hi wnsprotnot. il to a l ull lliat lieutenant y ji J nuary, 1K50, and t > a cap* taiuey in lii'Ci niber, 1 s.whieh latter position he re* HigiU'it on the Uth of May ol the promt year. He Ina s;rce hcni i'leutilled w .i the rebel cat se and with Col. Win,mm, the jSiiliject ol the pievio s sketch, and th* e ther i c -the. cm me.ntior.eil; has ountrlbuted evi i y eft'oi Ultt 'n- p m. r to? an .t the " g!i'i;'iit v no! tho largo force of reb-- ? lately encami ed at 1'iestoniiurg, Ky., Irotn which positi. ji they were driven out n the 2d by Oen. Nelson. His . a-tun-win n'RO add to tho num ber of inmatis oi Fort Wan en. THE CAPTURE OF THE SUMTER. Important if Trut ~Oilicera iintl Crew of tlif Privateer Htportnl as l'uktn Prisoner*. Wa??.x<;to.v, Nov. 12, 1?#1. A family letter received here, dated the 28th of Octo ber, on boa'd tho frigate Sant' e, on" OalvMton, ctmrtrms the report of the capture of the privateer Sum nr. Th<? writer say that she was ca ight hi her own trap. Itseetns that she mltt'Kik one of the gunboats for * merchantman and started in pursuit. When the gun boat t^kd Jrawu her out far enough, she turned and rua her ashore. Hor ofl ? or.-t '?nd crew arc prmotierg ot? board the Niagara. IMPORTANT FROM EAST TENNESSEE. Tlie I'prlitlng of tin: I'l.lon n?Dmtiuc tiun of lt?'l>el briil^i'n, tiCi 1'ii i^i Ktl'iiiA, Nov. 12 1681. A special despatth from I'ortre?.- Monroe jays ? The Vtilou n,tn, ot l it t Teiiuta>se have burutd tmmbei a of railroad bridges and cut the le. .graj li wires, t" pre vent the trauB|<oi tittion oi trvopi, Vuo hriiifcC v two hundred feet S| an was destroy ?! on Saturtlay i : -ruing last ott the' let i tscee pailroatl. Four structures on the line north of K: oxvttlo were en" lire y tle*tfoyed. A very bewrjr wooden bridge at Charle.'tott, Bradlry county.'1 Mies-ce, wa-ilt .-truyetl on tlx evening i f 1'rl* day last. Charleston It seventy live miles S"uthw?stof ' Ki xvWe, and conta n>- <? him red i hnbltaiftt. 1 hi* action of the ( m ?: ? '< wi ' ' ? tivititv t: o joveriv i ment thut I ast Tear ssee w ill rfi'.et m h i -elf ii ai. i'. , or t .nitj offeit. j The t h trU oil }!? > ttrv also gives accunts from F-'tst ; Tenne.--. e, slW wilig Iftdii aI .- us the I'tii'Ti n il there ??" ti ... 1" ? nri> Dccvwi of cnfi wa 1 t If.taph I burni-.g* thw*1"1 l!'? ' tnovssaentu t. i ?' " ??

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