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From Norfolk.the Hampton affair — Lincoln's troops in possession — false Alarms, &c.[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., May 29th, 1861.
That a landing by the Federal forces has been made at Newport News, I think is beyond question From Sunday until yesterday, it is thought about three thousand were put ashore at this point, where they are engaged in erecting an effective battery.
Five or six ships have been seen frequently in that direction, and it is surmised that this, after all, must have been the main object of their visit.
On Sunday afternoon, I learn, they visited the house of a farmer in the neighborhood, and demanded of him all the negroes he had, saying that they were wanted to work, and that when they were done with them they would be returned; and, no doubt these negroes are made to work hard day and night for these villains, which may account for the rapid progress of their battery.
Certainly this is an unwarrantable invasion of our soi