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er. The object, as we learn, of Mr. Walker's visit was to solicit an interview and request more time be allowed for the removal of non-combatants. It being late in the evening the interview could not be had, but a reply was expected Sunday morning. The following is a copy of the reply of Gen. Beauregard to the communication of Gen. Gillmore, conveyed by Col. Roman under flag of truce to the enemy's flag ship for delivery: Hdq'rs Dep't S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., Aug. 22, 1863. Sir: Last night, at 15 minutes before 11 o'clock, during my absence on a reconnaissance of my fortifications, a communication was received at these headquarters, dated "Headquarters Department of the South, Morris Island, S. C., August 21, 1863, " demanding the "immediate evacuation of Morris Island and Fort Sumter; by the Confederate forces," on the alleged grounds that the present condition of Fort Sumter and the rapid and progressive destruction which it is undergoing from my