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purpose of destroying some American stores. A body of light infantry was sent up the Chickahominy ten or twelve miles, where several armed ships, sundry warehouses, and some ship-yards were burned. Five miles below the city of Norfolk is Crany Island, lying at the entrance of the harbor, three miles from Hampton Roads.--During the last war with England this was the scene of a battle. On the 22d of June, 1813, a large fleet made an attack upon it, with a force of about 4,000 men, but met w the sea, eight miles from Hampton Roads, and thirty-five from the ocean. It has somewhere in the vicinity of fifteen thousand inhabitants, exclusive of the soldiers stationed near. The harbor is large, safe, easy of access, and defended by Craney Island, Sewell's Point, Fort Calhoun, and Fort Monroe. I turn from the last words of this slight historical sketch to light a cigar, and listen to the rain beat against the window. All day long it has been wet and stormy, but with an occasiona
ugh it is supposed she may bring important dispatches from the French Government for their commercial agents in this country. The officers mentioned above are evidently gentlemen of great intelligence, high-toned, and superior manners. If they are entrusted with important official business for this Government, it has doubtless been placed in the hands of those who are well calculated for the faithful and satisfactory discharge of official duty. The steamer that came up towards Craney Island on Saturday, from fort Monroe under flag of truce, brought up a number of passengers, among whom were Lieuts. N. H. Hughes, of the North Carolina Defenders; G. W. Grimes, of the Merris Guards; J. G. Moore, Hertford Light infantry; T. H. Allen, Ordnance; and Lieut. John R. F. Tatnall, of Savannah, Ga. The four officers from North Carolina, were captured at Cape Hatteras and were released on parole — excepting Lieut. Grimes, who was exchanged for Lt. Hartt, of an Indiana regiment. Lie
cutting off the railroad communication, and that the Confederate forces were awaiting their appearance with a spirit of courageous determination. They state further that all the women and children residing in Norfolk had received orders from the military authorities to leave that place. Officers from Fortress Monroe state that a rumor prevailed there yesterday to the effect that the United States frigate Minnesota and Cumberland were preparing to make an attack on the batteries at Craney Island and Sewell's Point; but they did not credit it. Important from Mexico. From the Brownsville (Texas) Flag, of the 19th ult., we extract the following: By a private letter from San Louis Potosi, from a gentleman not liable to be mistaken, we learn that the French Minister, M. Saligny, had broken off all relations with the Mexican Government, and was to leave the City of Mexico on the 28th of November.--He had previously sent in his ultimatum to President Juarez, which was re