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of being able, before nightfall, to bring the wandering sheep back to the fold. The Peterroff —— the Hiawatha The following Items are from a New York letter, dated August 1: Judge Batts has rendered a decision condemning the Angle-Rebel steamer Peterhoff for constructive running of the blockade. This decision is one of more than ordinary importance. The British journals have all along assumed that as the Peter off was not bound to any American port under blockade, (but to Matamoras, a Mexican port.) her capture was wholly without warrant. The British Foreign Office have also had some sharp correspondence with Mr. Seward on the subject, and it is believed that "John Ball" has only deferred pressing his claim because of a belief that the American Court would decide in favor of giving the vassal up. Judge Batts, therefore, has pronounced a judgment which is certain to make a great sensation abroad. The notorious blockade runner Hiawatha has at last been finally di