tteras Inlet, October 7.
On the morning of the 4th inst., about daylight, the lookouts of Colonel Brown's encampment, consisting of about eight hundred men of the Twentieth Indiana regiment, locat, and there make a stand.
The steamers landed about fifteen hundred men three miles above Colonel Brown, and then came on down, throwing shells into the tents, destroying them, also a house which off all retreat, and, having them between their two forces, make sure, no doubt, of bagging Colonel Brown and his men at their leisure.
But they were not quick enough; Colonel B. hastily destroyed ght broke, the troops on shore and the sailors were within speaking distance of each other.
Colonel Brown's troops had not eaten any thing since the previous morning — which fact being made known tot of an escaped Indianian.
The following narrative is given by private Haver, Company H, of Col. Brown's regiment, who was captured by the rebels, but finally escaped:
He says that privates Benn
Georgia, has lately issued a proclamation on this subject, and public meetings have been held in Macon, Savannah, and elsewhere, to inaugurate some movement to suppress the unjust and unpatriotic speculations in the prime necessaries of life — the greatest wants of the soldiers who are now fighting for the liberty which these men so abuse, and the wants of their poor families, who have already suffered much, and will suffer more unless a stop is put to it by the strong arm of the law.
Governor Brown, of Georgia, in his late Message, has also recommended the Legislature to take this matter in hand, to regulate so as to cure the evil and do justice to all. The Governors of Mississippi and Louisiana have also.
These are some of the indications of public opinion.
We will now clearly define our own position on this subject.
In ordinary times every man should be allowed to buy and sell any article of merchandise, or any farm productions, for just such prices as he can or will.