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e smaller wild geranium. Just below this ledge,--amid a dark, dense track of second-growth forest, masked here and there with grape-vines, studded with rare orchises, and pierced by a brook that vanishes suddenly where the ground sinks away and lets the blue distance in,--there is a little monument to which the footpath leads, and which always seemed to me as wild a memorial of forgotten superstition as the traveller can find amid the forests of Japan. It was erected by a man called Solomon Pearson (not to give his name too closely), a quiet, thoughtful farmer, long-bearded, low-voiced, and with that aspect of refinement which an ideal life brings forth even in quite uninstructed men. At the height of the Second Advent excitement this man resolved to build for himself upon these remote rocks a house which should escape the wrath to come, and should endure even amid a burning and transformed earth. Thinking, as he had once said to me, that, if the First Dispensation had been stro
e escape has already been stated, made his escape from his imprisonment at Richmond by stratagem, and was nearly six weeks in making his way to Norfolk. Commodore Goldsborough is expected to return to-morrow from his visit to Washington. Brig.-General Williams arrived at Old Point this morning, and will proceed to Hatteras Inlet by the first boat, to assume command there. Their arrival at Baltimore — interesting intelligence from Richmond. By the steamer Louisiana, Capt. Solomon Pearson, of the Bay Line, which entered this port shortly after six o'clock yesterday morning, we have received several items of considerable interest in relation to affairs throughout Virginia, which will command an attentive perusal. The Louisiana, which left here on Sunday evening, brought up thirty-three wounded prisoners of Federal regiments who were captured at the battle of Manassas, on the 21st of July. Some have lost a leg, some an arm, and others are otherwise disabled. The reaso
We continue our clippings from late Northern papers received in this city: Arrival of the Groegranna. Baltimore, Nov. 14. --The steamer Georgeanna, Captain Sol. Pearson, arrived at her wharf shortly after six o'clock yesterday morning, and brought important intelligence relative to the operations of the fleet at Beanfort. The two brass cannon mentioned, were brought up on the boat in charge of Mr. Rawlings, the Adams Express messenger, and forwarded to Washington. The pieces are rifled, and are the most perfect specimens of workmanship that have been seen since the breaking out of the war. It is said that a large quantity of similar pieces are being used by the rebels in different portions of the South, and that they are manufactured in the navy-yard in Norfolk. It was stated to us by a passenger on the Georgeanna, that upon the Federal soldiers assuming command of one of the forts at Port Royal, two of the soldiers opened a door leading to the magazine, when
outrage. He passed a train of emigrant wagons a mile long, containing Union refugees, and another train of five wagons arrived here to-day. Five prisoners were brought in to-day from Calloway county, being the first fruits of an expedition which was sent into that county yesterday. These prisoners are charged with repeated outrages on Union men. The latest from the Astern shore of Virginia. The Baltimore Republican, of the 21st inst., says: The steamer Georgeanna, Capt. Solomon Pearson, which left here on Thursday afternoon for the purpose of carrying six hundred troops to Fortress Monroe, reached here at a late hour last night, and brings some news from Northampton county. While passing up the bay, she was boarded by the Captain of the United States gun-boat Rescue, who informed Captain P. that the Federal forces, in part, had succeeded in marching into Northumberland county, and that over eighteen hundred men laid down their arms. Before the troops adva