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favorable to the United States than that from England. Another grand Federal expedition is fitting out at Cairo — destination unknown. The Federal war-ship Vermont will be soon ordered to the Port Royal station, as store ship and hospital. The English steamer Calcutta arrived at St. John's on the 31st January, with troops for Canada. The London Herald says that victory for the South is certain. It holds up a gloomy picture of the future for the North. The English journals declare that many letters are received in that country, from highly respectable Northern parties, praying for foreign intervention on the score of humanity. A division of New England troops embarked on the 2d inst. from Fortress Monroe, for Ship Island. The corvette Hartford and twenty-three gun-boats will soon sail South. Their destination, it is supposed will be Mobile. Commodore Farragut is in command. A great number of cannon are being rifled at Fortress Monroe and sent away.