they were not allowed to leave, for, if so, we can well imagine the evil results that would flow from our own hands.
Some of them, I am told, have also been at work on the Merrimac, and the fact only forces it upon us that we should be strictly vigilant to whom we grant permits on account of similar favors.--There are vipers in our midst, and we should guard against them.
Three men from Portsmouth happening out on the river last night, the boat capsized, and one of the party named Arthur Harvey, a member of Capt. Richardson's Rifle Company, of Portsmouth, was drowned.
Persons at Pinner's Point hearing the cries of the imperiled party, went off in a boat and after much difficulty and danger succeeded in saving two of them.
Yesterday several shots were fired from the Rip Raps at the fortifications at Sewell's Point, doing no damage.
This morning loud reports were heard from below, coming probably from the Rip Raps.
The ball at the Atlantic last night was at tended by
d; W B Bagby, shot in the foot; J T Isbell, in hand; W R Frayser, in face; M B Cilft, severely injured by contusion of spine.
Company F--wounded: Lieut W J Morrisett, slightly in left braise; O T east, dangerously; J E Chappell.
Missing: B J Harvey, W M Davidson.
Company H--wounded: Privates Addison Coleman, in head; Peter F Pankey in leg.
Company I--Private L N Ford, wounded in arm.
Company K--wounded: Samuel Morrison, in head; John J Franklin in hand.
Woundednderdale, slightly in the neck and jaw; Wm Foreman, T N Forbes, in arms; W A Nevil, severely in the arm; B A Williams, in the leg; L Williams, foot; Wm S Wright, arm.
Capt Cleves's Company.--W J Thomas, side mortally; Alonzo Roaue, head; Arthur Harvey, shoulder, slightly.
Capt. Shivers's Company.--Lieut Wilson, wounded in the shoulder; Privates H H Bell, breast, severely; Jno A Waters, killed; Lieuts Gwynn and Upshur, slightly wounded.
Capt. Phillips's Company--Sergt Balley, woun