lady of a prominent gentleman of Savannah, Ga., and, on arriving at the fort, permission was positively refused them to go on board the boat that left under flag of truce.
No reason was named for the detention, and notwithstanding the earnest remonstrance of the officers, they were compelled to remain at Old Point.
In addition to the names already mentioned of citizens of Norfolk county who have lost negroes within a few days past, are the following:--S. B. Tatem, 4; Mr. Jordan, 1; Calvin Jones, 3; Philip Biddle, 1; J. W. Miller, 3; Mr. Duke, 1.
Those who have made their escape within the lines of the enemy are said to be valuable men. Although guard is constantly kept on the shore, some twenty or more succeeded in getting off in a large boat, and are doubtless at Fort Monroe.
The workmen in the navy-yard deserve great praise for the patriotic and commendable spirit which they have recently manifested.
Let it be said to their credit, now and henceforth, that for six or ei