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up James River. Four of the steamers were seen yesterday morning from the top of the Hospital steaming it in that direction. There were large volumes of smoke in the direction of Old Point and Hampton. Some say that the people of Hampton have set fire to their town; others that the outside buildings at Fort Monroe have been destroyed. Either needs confirmation. On the 24th, the Quaker City appeared off Cape Henry beach, and attempted to land — A portion of a cavalry company under Capt. Fentress, of Princess Anne, made their appearance. At this she fired several shots which passed within less than five feet of them, but no one was hurt. Now that cotton cannot be exported except through a Southern port, Yankee cupidity will experience deeper chagrin than ever, and thus has superadded a thousand fold stimulus in the libidinous warfare in which it is engaged to sustain King Commerce. The sceptre of this Northern despot — which has been sustained hitherto by Southern weal
gate went ashore off Cape Henry beach on Monday evening. The Princes Anne Cavalry, on the beach, in attempting to render assistance, was fired at by the Quaker City. Five shots were fired and one bomb, the bomb bursting just over the head of Captain Fentress, of the cavalry, and came near killing several privates. Fortunately, however, no one was hurt. The Quaker City then steered in the direction of Old Point, where, it is thought, she went to get assistance to tow off the frigate. The fhipping in the harbor. Why this attack upon the cavalry by the Quaker City, we are at a less to determine, except it be jealousy to give aid first to a foreign vessel. She was at first supposed to be a French frigate, and was so reported by Capt. Fentress in his report; but Capt. Milligan, who went down to ascertain yesterday, reports her a Spanish frigate, just from Cuba. There were five men-of-war in the bay yesterday, probably there on account of the late showers in this section. A fl
iell, who was lately connected with the 16th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, as Surgeon. It has occasioned much sadness. An epistolary contest appears on the columns of the Norfolk Day Book, Captain E. Burroughs, the active commander of the Chesapeake Light Cavalry, maintains the claim of members of his company and others, whom he names to be the rightful captors of the crew of the United States transport schr. Orion, lately wrecked on our coast, and is not disposed to allow it to Capt. Fentress, and the Princess Anne cavalry. Both these vigilant companies of cavalry are from the same vicinity, and I have no doubt they will act with a spirit of emulation in their hostile acts against the common foe. A number of deeds of high daring by the members of both companies have already been mentioned in the Norfolk papers. The Ladies' Aid Society have receipted for the sum of $340.75, as the net proceeds of the concert of the Beauregard's and Huger's Artillery last month, given for
us condition of Gen. Wise is melancholy intelligence for his numerous friends and admirers in this vicinity. A part from his being the representative from Princess Anne in the Convention, and his high political distinctions, the chivalric spirit which he has shown in the war, and his attractive personal bearing towards those who know him, have endeared him to thousands of our people. It is to be hoped that his valuable life will be spared for many years of service to his country. Captain Fentress, of the Princess Anne Cavalry, in his last report to headquarters, states that the body of a drowned man was found on the coast, last Monday, about five miles south of Cape Henry light-house. It was dressed in a sailor uniform; and he supposes that the man belonged to the schooner which was in company with the Orion lately wrecked on her way to Hatteras. The Day Book, of this morning, states that Mrs. Margaret Carr applied for, and obtained from the War Department at Richmond, a