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over 100 soldiers, each and all of whom have done good service. Her population still enables her to furnish two full militia (State) companies. Natchez is no port for the enemy to stop at, being devoid of railroads and conveniences for inland communication, but they do devastate in its neighborhood solely because there is no sufficient check to them there. This reminds us that sufficient publicity has not been given, nor a proper record made, of the feat of arms at Natchez on the 2d of September last. On that day, Yankee Porter with his iron-clad gunboat Essex and tender, Ang'o American, after pillaging the plantations in Mississippi and Louisiana opposite and near Natchez, resolved to rob the ice house at Natchez and to that end sent on shore in a long boat a Lieutenant and thirteen men. Twenty five resolute spirits, officers of the army on leave of absence, officers of the Court and others, residents of the city, armed with double barrel shot-guns, swore the enemy should not