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s at Duval's Bluff on the 31st ult. Relative to movements in Gen. Meade's department, the Herald says: The intelligence from the army of General Meade is not indicative of any immediate movement. Information comes from deserters that Gen. Lee's army is scattered over a wide extent of country — from the Blue Ridge to the Rappahannock. Between this and the Rapidan rivers only a few pickets are posted. It is pretty well ascertained that no important force of Lee's army has crossed theLee's army has crossed the Rappahannock. The news from Tennessee is not news to the Confederates. Gen. Burnside entered Knoxville on the 4th inst. There is very little intelligence from Rosecrans. A telegram from Bridgeport, dated the 3d, says: All quiet to-day in front. Forty or fifty deserters and refugees come in daily since the army has crossed the river. The divisions remaining on the north side of the river are contracting their lines, and can cross at short notice. The bridge at Bridgeport w
defence. If the British Army and Navy Gazette had been published during the war of the Revolution, it would, at a certain gloomy period of that struggle, have pronounced the defeat of the Americans inevitable, and with much better reason than it now prophecies the downfall of the South. Even Gen. Washington was very much of the same opinion, for he declared that, if the army were not recruited, the game was nearly up. Even the Army and Navy Gazette admits that we have one chance — if Gen. Lee is now able to rout the Army of the Potomac, "another year will be gained, and with it, who knows what gain may be obtained for the Confederates?" The Gazette must be sadly ignorant of "the situation," and of the capacities of the South when it treats as problematical the existence of the Confederacy for another year. We are stronger now than we were a year ago; glorious harvests; the currency improving; the tax bill bidding fair to yield an enormous revenue; our armies increasing every d
les are cheap; cattle bring thirty dollars a head; coffee thirty-five cents per pound; silver five dollars in currency at Brownsville, Texas. Planters are cheerfully according tithes to the Government. Thirty-two of Lincoln's Louisiana overseers are at Huntsville, to be sent to Eagle Pass for their liberation. The country in that region is a desert. Foolish reports are spread through Texas like wildfire. It is reported that President Davis and Gen. Bragg are both dead, and that Gen. Lee has been superceded. Gen. Taylor is in great repute. Pendleton has been elected Governor by a small majority. Herbert, Sexton, and Branch are elected to Congress. Military matters are quiet. The people and troops are prepared to repel invasion. The health of the State is good. The Indians on the frontier are troublesome. An average of fourteen vessels are constantly off Galveston, blockading the harbor. Great confidence is felt in Gen. Magruder. The crops i