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reports of transports in the vicinity. I had a distinct view of three other vessels last evening in my ride along the beach, but thought one at least was a small schooner captured some time since. Gen. Heberat, a most accomplished officer, is indefatigable in having everything prepared for their reception. The citizens are leaving and shipping everything of value into the interior. Our forces are occupying positions at each end of the railroad bridge, leading from the island, to Virginia point on the main land, and can boast of fortifications as beautiful and formidable as any of the same extent in the Confederacy. If the enemy attempts to land on the Island they will be met by our forces, and Galveston Island will take rank in history will Manassas and other fields for fierce and successful fighting. If they attempt to bring their vessels into the bay they will meet with difficulties they little expect. There is an unpublished prescription for such presumption. Galves