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m to enjoy the change from fort and barrack duty to the bustling streets of the Metropolis. The statement in some of the New York papers that they were to be immediately dispersed on account of the gratifying result of the Virginia election is erroneous. On the contrary, other companies have been ordered here within the past few days. The Navy Department are in receipt of voluminous dispatches from Flag Officer Pendergast, of the Home Squadron. In obedience to instructions sent by Col. Pickett, bearer of dispatches, the Commodore had directed the Sabine and St. Louis to proceed at once to Pensacola. These vessels will not enter that port unless they can do so with safety. In the event of the Captains of the Sabine and St. Louis not being able to enter that port, they are instructed to proceed to Hampton Roads, or act at their own discretion. The Commodore further says, "I beg leave to state to the Department that I apprehend difficulties in regard to dispatches of the Depart