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e of expectation. A large crowd of an undesirable portion of our population — chiefly women, and mostly Irish --was permitted to depart yesterday in a tug which bore them to Old Point, whence, it is presumed, they will be forwarded to their friends. This permitted hegira was in accordance with the request forwarded by the flag of truce from Old Point, alluded to in a former letter. Lieut. Winder, formerly of the Federal Navy, has resigned, and tells me he will leave to-day for Sewell's Point, whither he has been ordered. Yesterday afternoon I visited Camp Gwynn, which is outside and at the southwestern extremity of the Navy Yard, where the Georgia 3d Regiment, under Col. Wright, is tented. They are all able-bodied men, and eager for the fray. They paraded and revolutionized for an hour, when they were dismissed. As soon as this order was given, a loud and united call was sent forth from the ranks for "Pryor! Pryor!" The popular and accomplished Colonel of the T
information appear so direct and conclusive. The gentleman is a Lieutenant in one of our companies, and I think his relation of these facts, may to a great degree, be relied on. The report of other points being occupied, I deem untrue — merely gotten up for a little excitement, but which is wrong in the extreme. As for instance, several of our citizens, one night last week, started by an unusual noise on the streets, and hearing that the enemy were attempting to land in the vicinity of Sewell's Point, got their muskets and ammunition and started in that direction; but learning soon after that the report was false, returned to their homes impressed with a useful lesson about rumors and their uncertainty. So stand affairs, and I cannot tell what calamity the next few days may bring; but we are not unnerved for the contest. All our resources of power, whether of blood or treasure, will be thrown in the struggle for our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honors. Luna.