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ringing our gallant volunteers up to the highest standard of military perfection, is not disposed to strike a decisive blow until after the meeting of Congress. [capture of arms.] On Saturday last, in pursuance of the order of "Gov." Pierpont, Edward M. Norton, Esq., having in charge a sergeant, corporal and eighteen men, detailed from the Plummer Guards, one of the companies of the Second Virginia Regiment, proceeded to Bethany, in Brooke county, and obtained posses sion of fos. Recognized. The Washington Star, of Wednesday evening, says: The first official act of the Government at this point, recognizing the new Provisional Government at Wheeling, as the State Government of Virginia, took place to-day, in having regular official intercourse with "Gov." Pierpont, communicating to him the apportionment of Virginia for the Thirty-eighth Congress. The Legislature has been convened to meet in the new Custom-House, Wheeling, on the 1st of July proximo.
battery.--Gov. Wise was expected there with three regiments, when an attack would be made upon Phillippi. Durham recently had an only brother hung in South Carolina, and he swore to avenge his death. He shot three rebels while he was out--one a Lieut. Bouriers, just in from Phillippi. He says everything is ready for an instant move. All is quiet at Cumberland and Piedmont. The forces on both sides are concentrating.--Our troops are in fine spirits and eager for action. Gen. Pierpont to-day appointed Col. Kelly Brigadier General of the Western Virginia forces. Intelligence from the Gulf of Mexico. New York, June 26. --The steamer Parkersburg has arrived here from the mouth of the Mississippi via Pensacola and Key West.--She reports the frigate Sabine and the gunboat Huntsville and storeship Release anchored off Pensacola, and the St. Louis off Santa Rosa Island. Information has been received at Fort Pickens that three thousand of Gen. Bragg's force