Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 7, 1861, Page 10

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 7, 1861 Page 10
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IMPORTANT FROM THE SOUTH. | Message of Governor Letcher, of Virginia. Rebel Accounts of the Tybee Island and Pensacola Afl'airs* Reported Z2 vacua tion of Tybee Island by the Federal Troops. Comments of the Southern Journals on the ftrae of Slidell and Maion. The Bebel Floyd's Command Ordered from Western Virginia, He., fcc. Baltimore, Dm. 6, 1861. A despatch from Savannah In the Richmond paper* of yesterday, dated 4th Instant, says:? Sixteen or the ship* of the enemy are now Inside the %sr, and an attack on Fort Pulaski Is hourly expected. The Richmond Dispatch of yesterday says that it Is 'Currently reported that General Floyd's command has %een ordered to another important post for duty. A despatch, dated Nashville, Sd Instant, says that 'General Floyd has fallen back to within thirty miles of the Virginia and East Tennessee Railroad. The rebel Congress, at its session of the 3d inst. , passed ? resolution of thanks to General Sterling Price, for hit ?olive services in Missouri during the campaign. 8TATE OP AFP AIRS IN NEW ORLEANS. TBI WEEKLY BANK STATEMENT? MARKETS, ETC. Lornviux. Ky. , Dec. 0, 1801. The New Orleans Crescent of the 26th of November oon" tains the weekly bank statement to the 22d of November, so follows:? Circulation $0.068 ,000 ^,81 Us IK ,403,000 13,771,000 The New Orleans Crescent also says that the decrease la the exchange of $274,000 on the week is attributed to a deelro to place funds In England to Invest in merchandise, Sterling having been freely taken at 126 a 120. We are mot aware of any prospective improvement in commerce to warrant these figures, which are much higher than In the bankruptcy of 1837 and 1840. It la bruited about that some parties are placing all their funds In Burope, for fear , perhaps , the highway robbers of the world may penetrate our good city. There had been no sales of cotton or tobacco. Sugar was selling at 3c. a 3J<c. per lb. M'liesee, 14c. a 21c. per gallon. Flour, $11 60 a $12 per bbl. Corn, (1 per bushel. Whiskey? Rectified, $1 10 per gallon, and rye, $2 26. Lard, 29o. a 30c. per lb. Beef? Mess, $33. Fork? Miss, $46. Bacon, 22c. a 26c. per lb. HEW ORLEANS CATTLE MARKET. New Orlkams, Nov. 26, 1861. Texas cattle sell at $20 a $46 per head. Hogs, $10 a $13 per 100 lbs. Sheep ? Second quality, $3 a $6 per head. Teals, $8 * $13 per head. MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR LETCHER OF VIR GINIA. The Norfolk Day Book of the 6th Instant publishes In part the Message of Governor Letcher to the Legislature ?f Virginia. The document Is a very lengthy one, and, as the journal above mentioned is very limited In its space, R is unable to publish it entire, and gives the first half as follows:? Exsetmvs Pepaetment, Dec. 9,1861. Gsvtiemen or the Senate and House or Deucoatks? Since tho adjournment of the General Assembly, on the' 4th day of April last, Virginia has withdrawn from the federal Union, and has resumed her sovereignty as an independent State. The reasons which Impelled her to the adoption of this course are numerous, and arc aaarto to lustify her action. It is sufficient to state that the government which our forefathers established was a government of froodom and of equality ? that it has been subverted, and its alms and objects defeated. Freewill sad the consent of the governed were tho great princi ples lying at its foundation. They never entertained the idea that one section of the country was to be h -Id by subjugation under the dominion of the other. Their own history has shown that they had freed themselves from unwise and unjust legislation, from coercion and subju gation by their revolutionary struggle ? the noblest und most glorious in its results that has adorned the annals of history. They founded a government for tho protection Of all which commended itself to popular approval, and around which the affections of tho i*oplo wero closely ?ntwined, giving to it strength, power and influenoo. In the pure days of Its existence It enjoyed tlio confidence of the people and commanded the respect of tho nations of the earth. So long as it gave protection all were into restod in maintaining and perpetuating its existence, but when it ceRsed to afTord protection, and the attempt was Bade to coerce and subjugate States, tho government of our forefathers was overthrown. We arc In no sense responsible for the present condition ?f the public affairs. The Northern masses, madden d by passion and inflamed by prejudice, have pushed tfave aggressions upon us until evory consideration of duty and patriotism requires us to separate from them. We do. Sired to separate in peace. We wanted no war, but yet we had made upour minds to vindicate our conduct on the battle Held, if need be, and trust to that God who di rects the destinies of men and nations, toguidous into the puthway to success and independence, go far, he has watched over us, guarded and protected ub in our right eous resistance to tyranny; has presided In tho councils Of our bravo generals; has stimulated our officers and men to deeds of noblo daring, and has crowned our efforts with the wreath of victory. It would be an Idle consumption of time to present all the reasons which influenced our actions In this commu nication. They arefamlltar to the public mind, and un der their iniluenco the people of Virginia havo pronounced their judgment at the polls, and by a majority un parallel od have declared for separation. The events that havo transpired sinco the I7th day of April fully attest the Sincerity of their convictions. I am content to leave their vindication with posterity , assured that their aetion will be fully Justified. The purpose of the federal President to subjugate ua and coerce us to remain in a Union the great aims and Objects of which have failed, has involved us in a war of resistance to defeat his unholy designs. We have met his movements with a firmness, resolution and courage that become freemen ia the maintenance of their honor, their rights and their institutions. We have defeated his beet troops aud driven them in oonfuskm and dismay from his own selected battle fiolds. Bethel and Haynes ?ille, Uull'run and Manassas, Rich Mountain and Gauloy, Harper's Ferry and Leeeburg, all attest the spirit, the heroism . the patriotism and courage of the volunteers of the Southern confederacy. They have proved themseivos equal to any emergency, and have demonstrated that they are worthy sons of illustrious ancestors, who struck the first blow for freedom io the Western world. It is not with us to determine whether this war shall be of long or short duration. We have decided, bow over, that it cannot terminate until our enemies shall re cognise fully and unconditionally the independence of the Southern confederacy. Whatever of meu or money is needed to work out this result will be cheerfully furnish od. There can be and there will be u? compromise. We can never again live in harmony and peace umlrr lh' tame government. We can never entertain friendly frAiruit far a people who have rutidessly shed Southern Uood upon Southern toil in so execrable a war. They have shown themselves our worst enemies, and such we hold them to be. Tho separation that has taken place has been signal lied in blood, and it ought to be, and I trust will be, a permanent separation. Recont truction is not desirabU, and even if it were, it is now an impouxLildy. It la our duty, therefore, to devote all our energies to a vigorous prosecution of tho war. Everything mum be done that vigllaoce and fidelity require, aud nothing left undone that patriotism and prudence suggest m necessary for our protection against actual aud contemplated aggres sions aud encroachments upon our rights. No hesitating or doubtful policy will answer when armies are in the field. Nor will it do to act alone on the defensive. The Susque Kannah is a better fighting line for us than the Potomac, and the sooner the war is pushed forward to that line Ihr. better fur Virginia and the Southern confederal y. To thit line it must go ir we would savo Maryland. I Ait our actions show to her poodle that we feel for their condition, aud that we intend to aid them in effecting their deliverance from the tyranny that now oppresses them, and thou aamlR will welcome us to their 8t ite and flock to tlie standard ot the Southern confedeiacy, with a resolution to plant that flag firmly upon her soil, or die in the at tempt. This war will not end until wo show tho Northern people the difierenco between invading and being in vaded. " .In lb la connection I must not omit to notice the noble Spirit and promptitude exhibited by the gallant sons of that State in coining forward Immediately after our ordi nance of secession was passed, aud making tenders of service to aid in the struggle which was then seen to bo unavoidable A more gallant set of men never graced a battle Held, and soldiers more true, more courageous and more faithful never struck blows for freedom aud inde pendence. Wh' ti their State was subjugated tboy left their homes, families and friends, came to Virginia eu tsred her service, and have exhibited a devotion aud fidelity to the cause worthy of all admiration. Very shortly after the secession of Virginia, In the full bsllef that Governor Hicks, of Maryland, would be dis posed to units with me m tho adoption of some line of policy that would be calculated to give mutual protection to our respective States against the encroachments of the Lincoln government, I sent Judge William W. Crump of this city, one of my aids-de camp, a gentleman of fine Intelligence and good prudence, to confer with him, and ascertain what would be his course of action in the tben existing condition of public affairs. On calling upon Gov. Hicks Judge Crump very soon became satisfied that the Governor intended to go with the North, and would use bis influence, personal and official, to prevent Maryland from connecting herself with ber Southern sisters. The confereaue, therefore, soon termiftatsdi Judge Crump's report Is herewith traevnitted. i'lr th a Uruffgle, m fwbitnly cmmnctd, Virginia for some time been mnkinq r ,uh preparations at hii means emitted her to JiuiA r ill ( ill >1* ^ !1 she whs not so well prepared an was (lovable, still she w? bet tor prepared than most of he', Southern sisters ? heller perhaj h than any ono of thf,n. fhr same time anterior to ihes ccttum she had btem at gaged in Uv purchase of arms of x?'rynt kxnds, ammunition, ami other naxxsaru article*, ami tn mmintm<i artiUtfn/, in anlicipati/m of the evnt which The reports fro* the ordnance de partment of thq 'jute, which have been laid before the i !?. ru"* lime 10 tim(\ will show what she had iofL W ?f preparation, and what number of a r _**'y YJJ ?'?e field, and what number of small arms, ammunition i?nd other articles necessary for fitting out aim maintaining an army, Iwve been issued. To Colonel .i1 "I,. . . in?ock, chief or ?th? ordnance department, is in!< i *r*e'y Indebted tor what has be< o done before and sinne the war commenced llo ii not oily an accom plish^ and well educated military officer, but ho is u sys tematic business man, remurkahle for energy and |>en<e veraai e. His services to tho Stato have been, and aro now Invaluable in the position ho occupies. i . Jliriu portion of tho ammunition which 'ias been used in the war was captured at Norfolk, and the lioavy guns supplied to our Southern sister States for coast , river and land defence, were captured with the Navy Yard at the Mine time. The capture of the Navy Yard and of Har per s terry was accomplished without tho loss of a life, 0rv.* ?f ?*ny description. All the Held artillery ' ??, Tfe k?ve Issued belonged exclusively to the State or Virginia, and much the larger part of It had berfn in our possession for a half a century. The small arms woro all or her own exclusive property, save seven thousand five hundred altered percussion muskets kindly furnished by the late Governor Ellis, of North Carolina, who felt and manifeated the doojxsst Interest in all that concerned the people in this Commonwealth. Death lias removed him from the theatro of action, but his memory will bo cherished, his manly virtues honored, and bis name held Virginia remem,:,r,uic0 b>r Executive and people of ?" the Mth day of February, 184fl, the Legislature directed the Superintendent of the Armory to sell, undor the direction ol the Executive, all such arms and accou trements then In tho armory as were riot worth repairing This order wisconstru-d by (ionrnor F yd to include ? Vi1!* ,lx p0^>der' t^en ^ armory, and by an order dtiUxl 23, 1840, the Superintendent waa directed to ?' 1 ,rm,tt n?t Jess than twenty five dollars each. For innately for us, there were no bidders at that price and the guns remained In the possession of ' the an*i D0W 6aC^ OM of lho#? Pieces is In the Held and they have proved to bo equal to any guns of like call' ^. .f6 / H?T sn,a" * c,rcumstanco wnt^ois events. What embarrassment would havo attended our operations in this important struvule ir these pieces had not been In our possession and read v 'for transportation to the field. ready for Monr<* " in our po? tnat itwM notig easily captured as the Navv Yard and llarjier s > erry. At far lack at the %th of Janu. eayuultai with a gentleman whose. volition rtui bled him to knot v the strength of that fortress and whole n. perxence tn military mailt r, mailed him to form, an oJiniZi at to the numtwr of men thai would be re,,Jrcd to caXre^t He represented It to be one of the strongest fort, (Won* In the world, and expressed his doubts whether it could be taken, unless assailed by water as well u hn.^.J ? Up stated, emphatically and distinctly that with the force then in the fortress, tt would be use' 1^* lo alt"nPt capture without a large force thoroughly equipped and well appointed. At M UmS vious to the secession of Virginia had we a military oJva ^t,^.n8Uffl.cie" 10 Juglif" M ?t^mpt Stakiu ,^ m 0ccurrence demonstrate very clearly that with our military organization since, and now exist tempt. n01 beWi UMmed i,rudeal ?.?WtK: Prior to the secession of the State indeed commencement of my Gubernatorial term, Ll^d aU uro! per means within my reach, aided and supjC'l hX tTi nVT Comm'"lon; t0 Prepare the Stat* for defence In communication which I bad the honor to present to the General Assembly, I used this language _ ' Whether the Union shall survivp or nmwtJu i, ?' tuUoirt against all a?saulu of her SMSfeS^Wlih 'thST ?*"' number of aids to which the Governor 's^tJtlld i"? by a geutleman remarkable for his in fe&xteT.iaS15' bly appKroprlat?ed wlTelSy 'Ks^TST ars in bonds, to bo expended Inthfpurchase^arm. equipments and munitions of war. If we cou^^hon h^ purchased l ail the arms which we deslTed to ob^n our State would have beeu in a better condition to renal ih? AfiMoltv of the federal executive At / j? - /? ^ , purchase qf Jt* thousand muskets oocernmtnl uie daired to purchase ten IkLun*,! but the authorities declined to sell them to us although' wSuSi."" ?umb" The appropriations for tho purchass of arms were made as before statod, in bonds, all of which mulel^! Jaws of the State, had to bo negotiated at par' befor. 1 dollar could ba realized f?r purchases This w?. I source of serious embarrassment, and nothing but the untiring zeal and Indomitable energy of the military commission enabled us to overcome the difficulties and to make many purchases which proved of imminse Uuo In the struggle jn which wo have been and are now engaged The thirteen 1 arrot rilled cannon and tho live Uhm mLi,! muskets and the powder then purebred, fur^hTx amples in point. It is a momorable fact, in comlocUon with the purchaso of the iwwder, that the Military Com mission and the Executive wore charged with witfnB the public money in the purchase of more pow^eTThan the was likely to consume In many years. 1 ho record which Virginia presents in her contribu. w?U,,i? l1)!* wari ^ ? proud one. Her sous can look upon It with satisfaction and ploasure. It demonstrates her performance of duty. She has boen true to herself to her ancient fame, and to her sisters of the Southern .'on? federucy. With full knowledge, when slio passed hnr ordinance of secession, that her own soil was to lie tl>? battle lleld between tho contending parties, that she in taking her position placed herself between tiie enemy wd her Southorn sisters, and would receive the blows that might otherwise fall upon them, she yet boldly occupied the position, stepi*d forward and received the shock How gallantly hor sons have maintained that position' history will attest. Her patriotism, her devotion to the cotoinou cause, will be fully recogulzed and admitted by It is Impossible at this time to state the precise number of \ oiunteers and militia that Virginia now has In tho held. o? ing to tho fact that tho mustering at Norfolk Lynchburg, Abiugdon, Staunton, Winchester llarDer's rn?u '.'h0. Pot0,tnac division, and othor places! have not tnudo t lie i i roturns to tho Inspector (?'eueral'1} offirn in {his city From the light before me, I estwnMo the n un" bor at not less than sevonty thousand. We hava in c-, vice ttfty-nino regiments of infantry, and a cooakkrabto number of battulions and coinpaules In this arm of 'he service that have not been organised Into regiment." We liave eight organized regiments of cavalry, und a number of companies attached to different commands, which if consolidated, would m.tke probably three rogmu-uis more. We lmvo issued three hundred and flfteen ui,-?? ol artillery, nearly all of which are in serv.oe m the fleW One artillery regiment only has been organised, and Um wag organized at the Instance of General MagrudcT w^n the war commenced, we were comi*li.,i i? . . comiMinles in the Held as fast as theUy could be raiMjl and armed. The necessity which rr quired the adoption of thi5 course at the origin of this war has continued to exist, -tnd I have felt It lo be a dult to tracsf* the companies to Confederate control as soon as they were mustered into service. It is net nrobab? S sss "" """ ??i ???' 'hRT ? "'.j Paymaster General's roport shows that he has i*id seyenty eight companies of cavalry (lfty-two companies of artillery, four hundred and two companies of infantry, one oompany of cadets and seven companies of mllltla. There remain to be pild slx lm panics of infantry and one of cavalry. We had there Tore, in servlco on the 80th day of June last, Ave hundred snd forty -seven companies of all arms of the sorvice comprising forty one thousand eight hundred and eighth Bve men, then In the field. The l'aymastcr General states n his report:? 'The force which I roport as having been n the He d and paid to the 30th of June, has been great!? increased by recruiting the companies as reported to me by the Paymaslers. In many cases they hid inerw? twenty-five per cent; in somo Qfty per cent." Sinee tho date mentioned we have addod largely to our volunteer force, and for months past the militia In tho Valley some wliir" k w?8tJn 1110 P'odmont region and In Tido Water, have rendered moro or less service, under calls State ? " in comi"and in those sections of the The alacrity and promptitude with which our volun teers and mi itia have responded to the call of the Ex ecutive entitles them to the thanks of the country They . a noble spirit of patriotism, and the coura?rc coolness and heroism which they have displayed on the Held or battle, uuder the most trying cfrcum static, s are worthy of all praise. No men ever exhibited ?< u^i i? i gallantry or more heartfelt and whole souied devotion to a righteous cause than tliey havo .lone The lexi^nditures of tho State for war purines ,?" ? the lath of April last amount to more thou six millions of dollars. Her contributions of men and rmrney for Z common cause havo Iwn cheerfully furnished, and he? I?wt course gives assurance or her determination to we no effort to insure sue.-, as. She reels and knows an5 heretore acta iifKin the principle, that nothing shorter the full and free recognition of the Independence of the Southern confederacy can give assurance of protection to persons snd property. an<f happiness and prosperity to her [H-Hiple. Kvery consideration, thorofore, thit should in uueace a |>eople prompts us to repudiate all compromise, t,, rrjt* all advances tm<ar<lt reatutructum. ft i must triumph in this struggle. In that alone consiiOs our safety for tlit present and tor the ruture. Some legislation is necessary for filling tho places of our volunteer forces now in the field when their presont terms of service shall expire. It is not Improbable that many of them will decline to re enlist after the oxpira tion of thoir terms of service (at least for a time)- and this contingency should by all means bo adequately pro vided tor. I commend this Important subjoct to your early consideration, with the rull conviction that your wisdom will suggest such legislation as will meet the case. I avail myself of this, the first opportunity that has presented itself, to return my cordial thanks, individual and official, to his Excellency, F. W. Pickens, Governor of the State of South Carolina, for his promptitudo in fend in g, troops to our aid immediately after the passage of tho ordinance oi secession, for the deep interest lie has ex hiblted In our behalf, and for his generous and ready flrTv?.i?,eYery ^oq""t 1 h#ve Preferred, lie was the ,who P'offefed us aid and support, and hence the propriety of this reference to him. "7. convictions or individual and officii duty, an 1 every dictate of patriotism, have induced me tocontri and heartily "with the Confederate rhroX;?^? ^ 0 Md Prosscution of all mcasursa and pl^ sssxsressa ssassrssi trtn and reliable basis. trnone I have lesned in aaditir.n to arming our own iroopa, i ?**D ?** SfeHHrSSS Et=?SH^iS| ^ ttenndor rifled cannon and five hundred musket., , to K?i*vwky thirty ?l*^"n<lred mu.keU, and Lave ,ft?r "shod arms 'to regiment., MM*" ^^Tvery r ai?xsr??^v.SM.?? Carolina, and .ome heavy gun. and Ove hundred murteU ?,? vnrtti Carolina. Tho Confederate and State autn tie* 'have worked together for the advancement of a causo common to both, and the sucoe? of whkb can only be Mrured by united counsel and concoi ted action. Tl rSi/ic^ and regret U> thf this <'< nunonwealtl*, and to orgauiste 4tu iwnitR Their conduct ii without luUtflcatwn or exrtu ? The M<?e??ton? and pledge. of the leading public men of this aecu'n'oft repeated before, at the time andijubw nunni to the passage of the ordinance of sccobho > duced the belief that they would abide by the. ?riii nf a. maioritv .as it might bo exhibited at tno ! "mt wmTfK^x^reBBeU . was overwhelmingly tu fav^or of the ordlnanco; and evory obligation of r j every con.lderatlon of duty and of " t0 kindred and association , should have Induced them rrr ^ssss con.titut.on, and law. paweA in Inv?ded the ^a^ndoned, HJSrt' depraved, gathered from the purlieu, of the^Jltle. and village, of the North and SSSa^rittits'fSsa A day of retribution will assuredly oomean.lwUhlt SOM.VJ "? *??, Z'JZrA 'SZ counselled and abetted them will be mMe to i? Virginia ha. power to execute her "dvisH P?"? ^ most InteHlgont h^e^thelr ^n^athy^f'thmr havel"been(iet"<>n ! ^Ff'H^rr1 E2XZ I ^mceTj. natV;cVo^ in charge of an officer C whoso skill, ability aud of tried courage and . st8 ln lhlg ftnd in the merit have busUmed tho . faithful and the loyal ?* forlb8ir d0" 1'VTlie?norttiwestern porUon of VirglnUt abandoned and .urrendered to the tr^tor resment^ ana -S as, s now refugee. ..^tiereiu ftr rem,)Ved from "i'TSTTB" inTv&Sl '"ffi <*?.?!???? tinue to be her boundary. ^ x dlrect?Kl my aid de IimIbo William W. Crump, to accompany ?n #*P0* XK&' Xsor^mmX^ to Uke with him arm., to be S ?u tu. h^dB oHoyal citizen* of tliat country whom Fromaaauranceelhad ^^^^S^li^tran^ win' ?5wn tie Kit of hi. mtaion, and the instructions given to him. Philliopl Ave hundred or more mus the hand, of the e"cmy . proclamation On the l^nf^rt0IwJ"^^virk nla ^ling to them to the pwpje of North^.tern Wgm. , u^ *,lulg th# SWSrt 5"? ?? *???? ? herewith communicated. when It does end, negotiating ,}b?h? Javeboldlng territory ; and any policy' ^IcMoofc. to such a result, should be indignantly repudiated. ,?rfmtW taken possts.lon of the coun ilr.! J i'S?c mhI NorUmopton YNfcl'KuXX -?SsrSsss mau.. tbrmM tUTi-WiM their b?bii?Vlone,M?U re ?n the pre.a'r o<i*dltion of a&W. onth.Ba.teru shore ^Kent^kr "Virginia', oldest daughter, pwalyzed by Kentucky, v k intestine commotion, is now fratricidal strito, torn uy q n (hnn hM fall(m pat-hing thioutjh on ? gl w ill, however, pass to the lot of any otber Stato Sto ?, ^ ^ through it sately. 1J"> couj K encrsv and unfaltering tion and patriotism, the will, the ,brough thts UUllandp^ace ?r ^^'tmfe^erary . "w^lia^M mon wealth in tbe w>uv? iWp. and now v?o look for si.sted lvr a. far a. It P? . v ? the flngg nf Vir JUM^^t.'-RKSSWS her children, wherer* r .vu.uailiuet with them in l?T mom!1 U of ?<in?? Th 'll""'1 ?"'?c?M? which T.- nberty ."d independence willhe ^corjd n ,j?ech I introduce In th? ? "?,* { H< uUvr!,f on made by W'-. I.lncoli , n K,il;?,v striking, and cxac^ suiudto the eating eoJlMou of the country : Any people, tbe'M ' JF&SSZ.P ^ ?onn a new psssStwA.-. ??xe i^xier&ixs' proi'le ihai <hpv Inhabit. More than this, a sfimu' hof the terntoty a* I y ,,(.,,nle may revolutlonUe, majority of any P?r^" "f,J ,u,?tem?glM with, or near putting down a ,^'n"r"fsc' VhVlr rnoreraenta. Buch ml a^fut tlieni, ?f (i,(, torie. of our own r?volu :,0r"'Y ui: f nf r?volution? not to go by old line, er fcSt* CX uETboth. and make new one.. | NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS. We are in receipt of Southern papers to the 5th last., with highly interesting and important news of affairs in the rebel States. The South Carolina Legislature recently elected Robert W.BartweUand James L. Orr as Senators to the rebej Congress. General Braxton Bragg has been appointed Attorney General. The Ijaftleville Courier of the 26th ult. says that John C. Breckinridge is quite ill from an attack of jaundice. The statement of the banks of Virginia, mado up to the first of October, shows the following aggregate : ? Capital, $14,184,952; circulation, $9,869,545; specie, $2,144,366 deposits, $11,750,288; discounts, $18,760,497. The circu lation has been increased by loans made to tho State and he Confederate government. THE PENSACOLA FIGHT. The Richmond Examiner of tho 2d inst. gives the fol lowing extracts from its exchanges in reference to tho recent engagement at Pensacola: ? The Pensacola Obierttrr says of the fight at Pensacola: While we are not able to give the full particulars of the casualtiei, 4c., of tho light, we are prepared to correet some errors we were led into by Madame Rumor. It was not the Niagara but the Colorado that was injured in the engagement, and che has "hauled off," a silenced old wreck, having learned by ccperienca that Little boats must Weep near shore, But larger onus may venture moro. Nearly tho whole of Warrington has been reduced to ashes by the enemy's shot ami shell. None of our bat teries arc injured, and among the buildings destroyed aro the St. John's and the Catholic churches. The houses occupied by the officers aro only slightly damaged. As to tho injury done tho enemy, any report made is all speculation , and no reliable or truilifiil statements have come from there yet. All our batteries have been worked witii great crodii to thoso in ch iri;o ol them. On yester day tncro were thirteen of Abe's vessels im sight, hut from their tardiness In commencing the light this morn ing wc aro led to believe that "Somebody is hnrt." A gent Ionian just from Warrington conlkms tho report that tho flrmg of the enemy is very bad and of very llttlo effect. He says lie counted over twenty shells lying th?ru on a street, none of them having exploited. Tho correspondent of the Columbus (Ga.) Sun says:? General Bragg says he cannot make cut what old lirown is after. He has been tiring for eighteen hours cc.ns< en tirely, and has done us no injury. Not a soul was hurt yesterday, and no damage was done to our works. Gen. Bragg thinks Brown's Unrig yesterday was ridiculous. One-half of their shells would not explode, and tho Navy Yard Is piled with them. You can wa it over them they are so thick. Wo cannot ascertain what damage wo have done. Our aim was deliberate and our Ore slow. Every gun did execution, and our shells hurst always just over Fort Pickens. Our boys would fire a liig gun and tl>on jump on it and give cheers. They are perfectly delighted at the fun. The force engaged has been McCrac's, and Wheat's and another battery, all from Louisiana and Mis sissippi. Ibe enemy attempted a landing nt i'erdide river on Sunday night, but were mo. t signally repulsed by our gallant troops there. A negro wagon driver w.s.u M?Hao tiki* morn in# when the flruig commenced, and said he would drive hla teaoi to headquarter* If Pickens killed j i in and every mulo be had. A shot levied one of his mules, tie cut it looaa and drove the remainder safely through. Geti. Bragg suy* ho intends to montion him iu his reiort to the government. Another corroHpondeut writes: ? The bombardment was kept up nearly all last night, ami, from all the informa tion I oan gather, with very little damage to our side. It is said that there are three breaches In Pickens, and the Niagara attempted to run in yesterday, bat received a heavy shot in her bow, and turned round, when she was raked In the stern, and it is supposed she is disabled. Tbn general Impression is that Bragg Is fighting slowly, but safely and surely ? not wasting a shot, and holding batte ries iu reserve that they know nothing of. [From the Richmond Despatch, Deo. 2.1 Caibo, Nov. 80, 1801. General Polk yesterday received a d'-spateh from Gene ral Bragg, at Pensacola, stating that Tlckens had ceased tiring, and the result so fur has been eight robelsfkillcd and several bouses destroyed. No breach bad beeu made, as reported, in the walls of the fort. The United IStutu* fleet, he said, had been injured. Bragg slated that he hourly expected a renewal of tho tiring. [From the Charleston Courier, Nov. 29.1 PSNtUCOLA, Nov. 23 ? 8 A. II. Both parties are silent this morning. 1 walked down to the beach this morning and looked at Pickens. She seems considerably battered. A long dark place upon her side, which tho men say is shot marks, was plainly visi ble. Poor Fort Mcltae sullered yesterday far mora than we thought. Six men were killed by the falling of the cover of a rest, and ten others wounded. They say five hundred shot and shell fell into the fort. The damage was done by the ships, which took position southwest of tho fort, where the guns could not be very effective, and fired broadside after broadside upon her. A battery lo cated Just back of her aided in repelling the attack, and,

it is said, struck them 16 times. Only two ships are off the harbor this morning. 1 foar noither party will renew the fight this morning. If they do McRaa will probably be abandoned during the day , and the battery behind her worked. But if sho was levelled to the sand, nothing would bo accomplished towards tbe reduction of our bat teries. We have never counted her aa anything la the light. REPORTED EVACUATION OP TYBEE ISLAND BY THE FEDERAL TROOPS. [From the Norfolk Day Book, Dec. 6.] Savannah, Dec. 4, 1801. Tho News of to-day says that the federals have entirely evacuated Tv boo Island. Captain Read visited the Island on Saturday and saw nothing; no works. [From the Norfolk Day Book, Dec. 8.] Savannah, Dec. 2, 1881. The XepuNican of this morning says that the federals have evacuated Tybeo Island. One ship load left on Sat urday for the northward. On Saturday*afternoon a large ship stood In for Warsaw Inlet. Coramodoro Tatnall's fleet went after her, but she disappeared. There were six federal vessels offTybeo Island yestorday. The schooner Waterman , Ruronn, for Charleston, waa wrocked off Tybee on Friday morning. She fell into the hands of tho blockadersoff Charleston. The cotton and provisions on Hutchenson, Fenwick and adjoining islands, wero destroyed by fire on Thursday night last by the patriotic proprietors. REBEL ACCOUNTS OF THE TYBEE ISLAND AFFAIR. [From the Savannah News, Nov. 28.] Captain Clrcopely, who came up yesterday, reports six federal vessels still Inside the bar. Five moro vessels, supiiosed to be transports, arrived yesterday noon, and can be seen outside the bar ? making eloven vessels in all now In sight of Fort Pulaski. From their movements it was thought the vessels outside would come in over the bar last evening. The vessels Inside lie at anchor about four miles from the fort, and out of the reach of our guns. One, a large frigate, can be seen from the Ex change and tho balconies of the stores on the bluff. Be tween ten and eleven o'clock yesterday morning a party of Yankee troops , armed with muskets, wero observed from tho fort advancing along tho beach towards King's landing. Two or three round shot and a shell were fired at them from the fort. Wheu the first shell was fired the Yankees prostrated themselves on tho ground; after the second shell burst over them they arose and fled to the oovor of the woods. They afterwards appeared on the beach, out of reach of tho guns of the fort. It is not known whether any of them were hit by our shot and shell, but those who saw the bursting of the sliells, which made the sand fly In their immediate vicinity, are under the impression that they woru not entirely harmless. It Is said the Yankees made Bull run speed to the woods. Up to five o'clock yester day afternoon there were eight vessels lying iu the roads, tho frigato Macedonian, several gunboats, and tho rest transports. They were all escorted in by one gunboat, which is said to be armed most heavily. [From the Savannah Republican, Nov. 28.] Fort Pclamu, Nov. 25, 1881. I suppose you havo hoard of aflhlrs down here before this. The enemy appeared around Tybee point about eleven o'clock A. H. yesterday. The sentinel reported them, and the assembly wax heat; we were ordered to the guns; thero we awaited them. The enemy, composed of a frigate and one gunboat, rounded the point and com menced throwing shot and shells on T>boo. Not having received a reply, thoy despatched the gunboat for moro vessels. About four o'clock the gunboat came back with two more very large vessels; soon after a long train of small boats was seen to leave the vessels and hoad for the sh >re. About six o'clock the federal flag was seen fly ing on Ty boe Island. About seven o'clock at night Captain Read, of the Irish Volunteers, took a squad of his men and went over to the island . and got in sight of tho Yan kees. He could see them all around tho fire; but finding that ho cmild not effect his object, which was to burn the large hospital, thero being too many men around the house, he reUimed and burnt all the houses on his way, Inoludlng Captain King's large house, also the platform where the boat lands. They also brought off an aid negro, the property of Mr. King, which tbe picket had left. He Is now at the fort. This morning tho federal flag could be seen flying on the lighthouse. Ihere are three largo vessels off tbe point now, and another gunboat has Just arrivod. The Island is naturally protected by large sand hills, which could have protected our men from th<j s!iolls of the enemy. I think a thousand men could whip them off the Island in two hours. Tho enemy have a foothold on all tho Southern States bordering on the Atlantic, but I think they have gained very little by taking Tybeo Wand. I do not think they can get onough rice and cottou on Tybee to pay the cost of the expe dition, as they say they did at Port Royal. We have plenty of ammunition and men , and we dofy them to come In range of our guns ? we will show them the differ ence between taking Port Royal and Fort Pulaski. Port Pl-lami, Nov. 26. Nothing from the enemy. We can see them constantly communicating with the shore by small boats. Thero are two propellers and one large side wheel steamer, which lay off the point in full sight of the fort, and a smaller one that comes and goes constantly between them and a squadron or three vessel* lying outside. The United States flag is flying from tho lighthouse, and also from a flagstaff lu the old parade ground formerly used by our troops. Commodore Tatnall, with a portion of tbe mosquito fleet, Is lying about tho fort, no doubt chafing uqdor the restraint bis limited means impose. The enemy have established their pickets all arouqjl Tybee, as far up as King's landing. Tue general impres sion below Is that the Yankees are concentrating thoir forces, and that as soon as they get a few more vessels over the bar they intend making an attack on Fort l'u laskl. The movement*, of the enemy during the past fow days Indicate a purpose on their part to get control of this port. [From the Savannah Republican, Nov. 29.] Up te a late hour last night not a word of interest had boenreolnved from below, at least in unofficial circles. Tbe enemy are still on Tybee, and will, doubtless, greatly strengthen their force and position in,tne course of a few days. General Lee is in town, and movements are under stood to be regulated, in great part, In acoordanoe with his own excellent Judgment. TBE SLIDELL AND HASON AFFAIR. [From the Charleston Mereury, Nov. 23.1 Long before anything which may bo said on inis side of the Atlantic on the seizure of our commissioners on tbe high seas, from the British packet, shall reach England, the British government will have taken its positiou as to the rights it involves. If the cottou famine shall have loomed up with those terrific proportions', which will in evitably bo developed by time, the British government will find, in tbe laws of nations, quite sufficient ground for a very impressive demand for reparation frotA the government of the United Statos. If, on the contrary, the sufferers, prospective and immediate, of a deficiency of ootton, shall have been stupidly indifferent to their fate, and iqoet destitution and starvation with a passive resignation, the government of Great Britain may treat the teimre of our commissioners at only an indelicate affair, re quiring no item demand/or reparation. A gentle complaint, eliciting a polite disclaimer qf any intention tooffena, will clou the matter. Which course Great Britain will pursue, It is difficult to anticipate. That she has ac quiesced in a blockade, cloarly illegal, according to tho declarations of her Ministers in Parliament, is beyond dispute. How much further she will be prepared to ac quiesce in the insolent illegalities of tbe United States, will be shown by time; but we are satisfied that one re sult will take place from the seizure of our comtrMssiouers tyom the deck of a British packet ? an imm<nse im jndte will be given to the cause of the Confederate States in Great Britain. Let tho British government construe the laws of nations as It pleases with respect to this act, the people of England will feci that it is a moral out rage ? a national Insult and indignity. A man may have a guest in his house, who may be amenable to some government inquisition, yet if he is seized at Ills table, before his family, and forcibly carriod from his house, he must be Indignant. His sympa thies will be with his guest. Our commissioners were under tho British flsg. Their errand was an errand of peace aud good will towards the people of Eugland. They were the bearers of probably the most magnificent offers of friendly and lucrative intercourse whn.h have over parsed from another peopk) to the people of England. Passing fr< tn one neutral port to another neutral port, In n British packet, the packet is made to come to, under the guns of a United States frigate, the packet is searched , and tho commissioners are seized, and forci bly carried off. Such an act every true Rriton will re sent. With or without law, he will feel that it Is an in sult which 110 convenient law of nations, ever varying to suit the pretentions of the strong, ran allay or palli ate. In its promoting the cause of tho Confede rate States iu Europe it will bo equal to a battle gained, ami tur Mnidiwri will do tu better service as captives than as H mister t at the Courts to which they were ac credited. [From tho New Orleans Delta.] It Is idle for our Journals to assume the vicarious province of expressing indignation at this insult to tbe British flag, and this outrage upon British neutrality. If Great Britain were a weak Power, struggling against odds to maintain her rightful position among tho community ol' nations, wu might well l>o indignant at this blow to her rights and her honor, and would bo called upon to offer her our sympathy. But Great Britain is perfectly ablo to take care of herself. She is strong enough in a< tual power to resent this insult effectually and summa rily it' she chooses, snd she may tlilnk she is strong euough in prestige and character to be able to submit to it, if temporary policy dictates such a course, without detriment to her honor or her interests. It is time that the. South ihould leave England and other Eurojiean Powers to utile their own questwns with the Worth, and thall proceed to fgkt out this war an though Europe, t? a diplomatic point of mew, u xrt erased from IAe map of tke world. THE REBELS OUT OF TEMPER WITH ENG LAND BECAUSE SHE REFUSES RECOGNI TION. [From the New Orleans Cretcent "] 7V government if England has expressed neither sympathy nor extended any encouragement or support , express or im plied, to us since our declaration of indrpetnlence. On the contrary , the weight of her Influence, when exercised at all, liua been thrown In favor of the North. She has de parted from ? fixed, well entubllshed rule, in one ease. When a party in some beggarly, Ignorant South or Central American State, of two or three hundred thousand miser able inhabitant!), established a Je facto government, Eng land at once recognizes it. Such lias been the invariable cuHtom for more than oue-third of a century, llut when millions of united, Intelligent, brave and wealthy Southerners declare their independence with one accord, establish a free government, and main tain their position victoriously for months, giv ing unmistakeable assurance of ability to do it for all time to come, this English government, for some cause or other, cannot, or at least, will not, do unto us as she has frequently done unto othors, who had no claims either to respectability, intelligence, strength or com mercial importance. We shall never achieve our Independence of the North by foreign aid. Norought we to expect It. Our own strong arms and nnquaillng hearts must accomplish that object. We have no other Bafe, earthly reliance. Of course we would be delighted If John Bull would take it Into his head to make the insult offered his. flag a pretext for inflicting condign punishment upon Lincoln's ooeau fhordee. But John will not do anything of the sort, unless ho Is forced to It, or soes that be can make a great deal of money by It. Just now the cotton famine in Manchester, 4c. , is becoming oppressive, and in a few weeks will becomo terrible. The long manufacturing pole may stir up the old fellow to do a good act once in ni& life. We shall see. THE MEXICAN COTTON TRADE. [From the Richmond Examiner, Dec. 2.] We are informed that the Mexican cotton factors, and agents employed by them, have been purchasing cotton or the people of Yeias at the low prloe of nine oents per liound. It Is ascertained that the wants of the cotton factors of Mexico amount to about 40,000 bales, which they must, of necessity, purchase of Texas, and which they have been getting on their own terms In consequence of the blockading of our ports and the want of a com peting market for our ootton. The establishment of con cert and a fixed minimum of prices among the planters are uecessary to put an end to this chaffering and specu lative trade. If such a oourso should be pursued and carried out we would see the purchasers of ootton that are now otlerlng the pitiful sum of eight and niue cents, willingly paying twelve and a half cents for all good arti cles or cotton. RAILROAD BRIDGE REPAIRED. [From the Norfolk Day Book, Dec. 6.] Ltwumiki, Dec. 4, 1801. President Brauner, of the East TennesKee Railroad, tele graphs that the bridge over Lock creek Is all right, and that trains are now passing over. THE REBELLION IN TENNESSEE. A letter from Kentucky hi a Cincinnati paper gives later news from Nashville. Governor Harris had begun to draft from the Tennes see militia, and in apprehension that he would adopt such a course, six or eight able-bodied Unionists had left Nashville within a week, some for East Tennessee and some in other directions. The State Bank in Nashville had been filled with arms wrenched from the hands of citizens, in obedience to Harris' threatening circular. All the firearms in the hardware stores had been seized. The City Hotel, with its beds and bedding, had been taken for a hospital, and several large warehouses had been taken for the same purpose. DESPERATE FIGHT IN WIRT COUNTY, VA. We learn by a letter received last eveningfrom Parkers burg, that a desperate fight took place a day or two since in Wirt county, between Captain Simpson's company. Eleventh Virginia regiment, and a much larger number or Moccasin Rangers. Captain Simpson's men were in a bouse, getting something to sat. and the house was sur rounded by the Moccasins, who demanded a surrender. Captain Simpson declined, and a fight ensued. Some eight or ten of the Moccasins were killed, and they were driven back into the woods. Among tbe num ber killed of tbe Moocaslns Is the notorious Pat. Con noly, who has boasted of having In his possession thirty one scalps of Union men. The fight lasted about one hoar.? WKetling Intelligencer, Dee. S. OUR SOLDIERS IN RICHMOND. TO THE EDITOR Or THE HERALD. Mott Hivxx, Dec. 6, 1861. I received a letter yesterday from CapUln H. B. Todd, Company B, Lincoln cavalry, stating that he was confined at Richmond, Va., together with Sergeant O'Brien and private* Trowbridge, Miller and Johnson, all of New York. T. M. O. IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY. PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE. Framcfort, Deo. 6,1801. In the Legislature to-day E. F. Burns (disunion), Of Owen county, offered a series of resolutions, Including a demand on the federal government for tbe return to Kentucky of ex-Goverpor Morehead, and other political prisoners, and affirming that the President's Message foreshadowed the impossibility of preserving or recon structing the federal Union, which were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. The Union membors to night are holding a caucus to agreo upon resolutions regarding the present state of affairs, which will jrobably be offered to-morrow. SEIZURE OF A STEAMER BY THE REBELS. Lofisvilu, Dec. 6, 1861. Tbe steamer Pink Valble, from hsro with cotton mill machinery, proceeding to Nashville under permit from Secretary Chase, was seized by the rebels, and Is now held by Lieutenant McGaverock, commander at Fort Donelson, a waiting orders from General Johnston. Tho machinery was taken to Nashville. MILITARY MOVEMENTS IN NEW YORK. LE8 ENFANTS PERDUS. Tbe above Is tho unique title of a regiment now organic, ing, after (he model of the Knfants Perdus (lost children) of France. It* uniform, which resembles In some respects the Zouave dress, differs from it in a more comfortable arrangement of tbe loose pants and in theocap, Which is a kepi, and not a fez. The jacket has short tunic lappels, while the color of the uniform Is a dark blue throughout, trimmed with yellow. Tho regiment, which Is Intendod for special service as tirailleurs and scouts, Is under com mand of Colonel Confort, an officer of experience in the. Algerine campaign. Tho headquarters aro at 362 Broad way. SEVENTY-EIGHTH REGIMENT (CAMERON RIFLE HIGHLANDERS.) This regiment is meet ing with every sucoess in Its re* crulUng eflbrts, and now hss enrolled about 700 men. A recruiting depot has been established in Jorsey City, In charge of Lieutenant McKel vie, of Company B. It is situ ated at John B. Rea's, Hudson street. The New Tork headquarters are at 246 Fourth street, and tho regiment is in camp at Quarantine, Staten Island. ANOTHER MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENT. A n^eeting of the Marshals of the Sans of Massachusetts was held yesterday at Colonel Howes' Massachusetts headquarters, and arrangements made for tho reception of the Twenty-fourth (or New England Guard) regiment, Colonol Thomas Stevenson. Tho regiment will arrive on Tuesday morning, and seats at the reception dqeunerctax be secured on early application to Colonel Howe. The following gentlemen are marshals of the Sons: ? O. D. Ashley, Esq. , Chief; Jos. Currier, Dr. F. W. Fisher, W. H. L. Fames, A. F. Learned and H. L. Crocker. Col. Howe Is making all necessary arrangements for the troops at the Park Barracks. It is expected that a battery of ar tillery will accompany the regiment. COLONEL RANKIN'S LANCERS. Detroit, Mich. , Dec. 6, 1861. Colonel Rankin, of the Lancer, bos been officially ad" vised that the recent order of tho Adjutant Gi nirnl ro' garding cavalry regiments docs not apply to liis regiment of I .oncers. It will now be filled up from Incomplete cav alry companies or regiments from other States, and be ready for service very soon. THE PURSUIT OF THE PRIVATEER SUMTER. Bostoji, Dec. 6, 1861. The British mail steamer from Martinique November 11, arrived at St. Thomas November 18, and re)>orted the Sumter at Martinique. The Iroquois got up steam and started in pursuit. NAVAL AFFAIRS AT BOSTON. THE I.INK-OF-BATTLE-8HIP VERMONT ORDERED FOR SERVICE? OFFICERS BENT TO FORT WARREN. Brwroif, Dec. 6, 1861. Orders have been received at the Navy Yard to prepare the line-of-battle ship Vermont for sorvloo at once. It is thought that she is intended to take the place of the Con stitution for tbe use of the Naval School at Newport, being able to accommodato a largor number of pupils. The following Navy Lieutenants, recently from the East India squadron, wcro consigned to Fort Warren to day, charged with disloyalty William T. Glassc11,of Virginia; Alexander M. DeBrae, of Virginia; Julian Myers? of Georgia, and Duluney A. Faust, of Maryland. Arrivals and Departures. ARRIVALS. Hamshrc? Steamship Bavaria ? Arthur Orapel, Anna Hock .teller, U Wehersinke, A Koch, E Sebmldl, '! W Hay tlorlf, F C Welncke, Pauline Welncke, R Hochcr, E Schnei der, 11 NeutTer, T A Dare, D Henderson, D Pcnyroy.l, C A Wenderath, Cha. Miller, E Von Calhe, II Schroder, D Ivrtim ?chelitt, Ji Qrapow, M Sehubaek, A F Hau, O D Biruktn, T F Kafl'l, L 1" KralTi, C Weber, T Peter, E Enian., A Fenniiu; ton, W Or. nger. T Benedict, F William*. It Heimeburner, N Mattbiesen, M, N Ballay, 11 Uugakn. GENERAL WOOL'S DIVISION. ?2WS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Fokthkmh Hokros, Deo. 6, 1 Via Uauimohs, Dec. 0, 1801. j A flag of trace came down from Norfolk, bringing ?eve' ral Charleston passengers, but no news of any kind. General Wool also despatched a flag of truce to Norfolk, with a number of letters and considerable clothing for the Union prisoners at Richmond. The Illinola will leave here for Port Royal, with troopo for General Sherman! this evening. OUR FORTRESS MONROE CORRESPONDENCE. Fori mm Mokros, Dec. 4, 1801. Step* ?alctn by General Wool to Send Money, Clothing, <?c. , to Our Prisoner* South ? Large Sum * of Monty Sent AV ready ? Lift of Some of U*e Name* ? The Ad am* Expreu Company Carrying Clothing for the Prisoner* Freer? The Arrangement* Made for it* Tramportatum?The Harlan Cavalry, What They Are, and Ho%o They are Officered ? Colonel Jotiah Harlan andl Lieutenant Colonel Samuel P. Spear, <$c. , <tc. No flag of truce was sent from here to-day, and conse quently we have no intelligence of aflkirs from the South* To-morrow (Thursday), however, General Wool will das putch a truco boat to carry a large nuihber of letters and clothing that have accumulated here, destined for our soldiers imprisoned by the rebels. It seems to be the de termination of General Wool and of the government that our men In rebeldom shall not suffer, and the command* Ing General of this department has concentrated all hl0 energies to ameliorate their condition if possible. He has In a groat measure succeeded, and every mail brings hun dreds of letters having money inclosed Tor the hrave fel lows, who, while fighting in their country's cause, were captured and imprisoned. General Wool has forwarded 4n three days ? November 29, 30 and December 3 ? four hundred and eight dollars and fifty cents, in sums ranging from $1 to $76, enclosed in letters. A regular record of every letter is kept at his office, and the officer in charge of the rebel flag of truce is required to sign for every package thus sent rrom here, as a specimen of how these things are recorded, I make the following ex tract from the boot, by the kind permission of M^Jor General Wool, who sent the following letter to the rebel General linger;? HSADQCAKTRRS, DXI'ARTKRHT OF Vl. , \ Four Monroe, Ti., Nov. 28, 1861. J Brigadier General Hinjamin Bcokr ? 1 herewith enclose to your care the following packages, one of letters, containing money, addressed aa follows ? Captain Clark 8. Simmons, care of General Winder, Richmond, one letter containing $60, enclosing another containing $26, all in gold. Chas. H. Adams, prisoner of war, Richmond, Va., con taining $6 in gold. Thos. Cooper, prisoner of war, Richmond, 7a., con taining $6 in gold. Geo. S. Gilchrist, prisoner of war, Richmond, Va., con taining $1. N. A. Carson, prisoner of war, Richmond, containing $1 in gold. Edward E. Young, prisoner of war, Richmond, oontain . ing $1 In gold. Sol. McDonald, prisoner of war, Richmond, containing $1 in gold. Chas. H. Farnum, prisoner of war, Richmond, $8 in gold. C. W. tTpham, Company D, Fifteenth Massachusetts, prisoner of war, containing $2 60 in gold. Captain a. A. Harrish, Charleston, prisoner of war. $1 in gold. Harlan P. Boyd , prisoner of war , Richmond . $3 in gold. A. F. Carmody, Fire Zouaves, prisoner of war, $6 In bank notes Forty eight others, all or them imprisoned at Richmond. The amount of money enclosed is $292 60, In sums vary ing from $1 to $26. Also, a package of letters addressed to persons Sou?, and two packages of clothing addressed to Dr. and Mqjor Revere, prisoners of Iwar at Richmond, Va. Also a bids and a trunk , containing blankets and clothing for prisoners of war at Richmond, addressed to the care of GeMrnl Winder. 1 4m , vsry respectfully, your obedient sertant . JOHN B. WOOL, Major General Commanding. By order of the Commanding General, Wm. D. Wuirria, Assistant Adjutant General. It will scarcely be out of place again to remind the pub lic to confine correspondence destined for the South to one page, and strictly to family matters. Another agent to contribute to the oomfort of oar pri soners at the South is the Adams Express Company. The government baa made arrangements with the company to carry all the articles thus to be sent free of charge. Outside matter, however? for lnstanoe. parcels sent by frlomls ? must invariably be prepaid at the office where they are sent from to Insure their safe delivery. The truce boat for rne accommodation of tl)e freight brought on by the Adams Express Company will run every Thursday. This morning Mr. John D. San born, the agent of the Express Company at this point, re ceived a number of large boxes and barrels for our pri soners at Richmond, which will be forwarded to-morrow. Ween before last I mentioned the arrival of a regiment of cavalry, in command of Colonel Joolah Harlan, at For. tress Monroe. Yesterday I visited them at their encamp ment, at Camp Hamilton, and I found them a superior or ganization . Tho regiment is commanded by Colonel Joeiah Harlan, an officer who has seen over twenty years' active duty in the British army in East India. The Colonel was formerly a Major General In the Eng lish service, and on the breaking out of the war ha organized the regiment which no now commands. The Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment Is also a soldier of great experience, ha\ ing served Uncle Sam twenly eight years in the Second United Slates dragoons. He Is a soldier in every respect, and there is scarcely an old army officer who does not know and can speak of Lieut. Col. Samuel P. Spear In the highest terms. Bn pauant, I may mention that previous to his leaving An napolis, Md. , on the 24th ult. , to loin his regiment at Old Point Oomfort, he was united in tne bonds of wo<ilock, the Rev. H. N. Stewart, chaplain of the regiment, to Mrs. Isabella 8. Smith, widow of the late Richard N. Smith, Esq., of Philadelphia. General Harlan left last evening on a short leave of absence, and during that time the command devolves upon Lieutenant Colonel Spear. All the officers of the regiment are gentlemen of experience, and in a very short spa< r of time the Eleventh Pennsyl vania cavalry will bo an ornament to the servico. United states Quartermaster Captaiu Grier Talmadge is at present working a large force of carpentors In erecting covered stables for the Harlan Cavalry. Adjutant Nathan H. bobbins has kindly furnished ms with the following list of officers attached to tho regi ment: ? Field and Staff Officer* ? Colonel Joslah Harlan, Pa.; fcioutenant Colonel Samuel P. Spear, Mass.; First Major George Stetzel, Pa.; Second Major Samuel Wethorill, Pa.; Third Mnjor Jfoah M. Rnnyon, Ohio; Surgeon Q. C. Har lan, Pa. ; Chaplin W. H. N. Stewart, Pa. Company A ? Captain Franklin A. Stratton , Iowa; First Lieutenant Geo. S. Rlngland, Iowa; Second Lieutenant Geo. W. Bassett, Iowa. Company B? Captain Geo. W. Cornog, Pa. ; First Lieu tenant W. Dewees Roberts, Pa. ; Second Lieutenant Henry L. Brooke, Pa. Company C? Captain Robert Ward, 111. : First Lieutenant Johns. Nimmons. Pa. ;Seco!id Lieutenant Samuel H. Ja cobs, pa., Quartermaster. Company D ? Captain J. 8. Struthers, Pa.; First lieu tenant Harry Neilson, Pa.; Seoond Lieutenant Charles C. Moore, Pa. Company ?? Captain Newberry E. Calkins, Va. ; First Lieutenant John Mitchell, Pa.; Second Lieutenant David O. Tears, Pa. Company ?!~Ca?tain John Hartman. Jr., Pa.; First Lieutenant John Whitley, N. Y. ; Second Lioutenant Wm. H.Bailey, Pa. Company O? Captain James A. Bkelley , Pa. ; F irst Lieu tenant Augustus H. D. Williams, Pa.; Second Lieutenant John D. Goiftz, Pa. Company H? Captain William H. Selp, Pa. ; First Lieu tenant Nathan H. Robblns, Conn. , Adjutant; Second Lieu tenant John Rice, Pa. . Company /?Captain Daniel Herr, Pa. ; First Lieutenant John Reisinger, Pa. ; Second Lieutenant Charles W. Butts. Company K? Captain A. J. Akerly , Pa. ; First Lieutenant John Knight, Pa. ; Second Lieutenant John C. Baker, Pa. Company L ? Captain John B. Loomls, Pa. ; First Lieu tenant James D. Mahon, Pa. ; Second Lieutenant William. H. Stewart, Pa. Company if? Captain Gerard Reynolds, Ohio; First Lieutenant Samuel Titus, Ohio; Second Lieutenant L. F. Prudhommo, Pa. Major Hoops, United States Paymaster, arrived here yostorday, and is now engaged in paying the above regi ment. He was received with demonstrations of joy. Colonol Van Ness, the Paymaster of the regulars, arrived from Baltimore this morntng. He will pay General Woo] and staff, and also the regulars on this post. Shooting Affair at Cortland, If. Y. CoRn-*jin,N. Y.,l>ec. 0,1861. Major McNett, who has been under arrest several days,, was shot to-day . at about one o'clock , by Colonel (ireen, In an attempt to escape from the guard bouse. He Is not yet dead, but it is not probable that he can live. No one is allowed on tho ground, and the officers will not tell any thing about it. We cannot siy whether ho was shot when going out of the guard house or afterwards. It is believed tbat the principal cause for the arrest was that McN'ett had been to Albany and preferred charges against Colonel Green. Robbery of Herrmann's Jewelry Case at Boston. PA os, Dec. 0. 1801. A case containing the jewelry of ? Herrmaun. the prestldigltatour, which is ou exhibition at one or our Jewelry stores, was to day by some means unfastened, and jewelry to the value or $1 .600 stolen, notwithstand ing the case was constantly surrounded by large crowds or people all day. United States Marshal'* Office. SEIZURE OF $15,000 WORTH OP STOLEN PROVISIONS Die. 6. ? This morning the Marshal seized twenty-one tierces of bacon, eight barrels of beef, and a large quan tity of other provisions, alleged to bavo been stolen from the Commissary General's Department. It is understood that provisions to the amount of $15,000 have been stolen,, and the Marshal <s on the traric for mora of ths property, which will be reported when seized. KKI.BA8EI) FROM FORT LAFAYETTE. Pbc. 6.? The following prisoners were released fron> Fort lAfnyette on taking the oatli of allegiance: ? B. T. Thomas, Wm. F. Carlo, .fames Hall, Geo, Forres ter, Isaac Ncilscu and Williivm Hunt. City Politics. TIIIRTEENTn 'WARD SCHOOL COMMISSIONER. In our lift of successful candidates, as published in Ihnrs.lBy 's issue. Charles Ch ifTer Is announced as school Coinmis.-ii' tier ia the Tlilrtoonth ward. This was an error, Mr. John ti. irapp having been sleeted lo that olllce.

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