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rrespondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va. Aug. 21, 1861. A Spanish frigate went ashore off Cape Henry beach on Monday evening. The Princes Anne Cavalry, on the beach, in attempting to render assistance, was fired at by the Quaker City. Five shots were fired and one bomb, the bomb bursting just over the head of Captain Fentress, of the cavalry, and came near killing several privates. Fortunately, however, no one was hurt. The Quaker City then steered in the direction of Old Point, where, it is thought, she went to get assistance to tow off the frigate. The frigate succeeded in getting off some time during the night, and sailed up off the Fortress, where she was saluted by 21 guns by the shipping in the harbor. Why this attack upon the cavalry by the Quaker City, we are at a less to determine, except it be jealousy to give aid first to a foreign vessel. She was at first supposed to be a French frigate, and was so reported by Capt. Fentress in his report; but
of provisions had been taken out. From Old Point and Fortress Monroe. The Baltimore Sun, t. Pearson, arrived on Saturday morning from Old Point Comfort, but brought no intelligence of any ment. The frigate Cumberland arrived at Old Point on Friday, and took her position in the Road. Major-General John E. Wool arrived as Old Point on the Louisiana on Saturday morning. He waske up his staff from the officers already at Old Point, and had determined to change the purpose of0,000, which had been deposited some time at Old Point awaiting the arrival of a paymaster. Thers, including several chaplains, will reach Old Point tomorrow. In his opinion the Confederatroe August 18.--Gen. Wool assumed command at Old Point this morning. Lieut. C. C. Churchill is actr the safety of the Baltimore, which went to Old Point a week ago and has not yet returned, though The Baltimore has not yet returned from Old Point, and it is believed she has been detained at