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the subject of an interesting book from the pen of Mr. William S. Forrest, entitled, "The Great Pestilence in Virginia." Norfolk is now a city of much importance, it is situated upon the Elizabeth river, as it widens out to 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 occasional hour of fair weather.--One cannot always tramp for news, and stand at the street corners to catch the items of gossip which float on the current of public talk, and on such days, how better could "your own" employ himself than in reading up in the old time records
ees again Shelling Sewell's Point. The Norfolk Day Book, of the 18th inst., contains the following account of another little exploit of the Yankees against Sewell's Point: The Federals at the Rip Raps amused themselves on Thursday last by throwing a number of shells at Sewell's Point. The shells thrown were of a new patteSewell's Point. The shells thrown were of a new pattern, and were doubtless sent for the purpose of testing their qualities. One of them, which fell about thirty yards from Corporal Larke, of the Norfolk County Light Guard, who was on picket duty with a squad of men at the time, was after wards dug up by that gentleman and brought to this city yesterday. Corporal Larke informshe way, an allusion to roosters reminds us of a correction we have to make. It will be remembered that in our account of the shells thrown some time since at Sewell's Point, we stated that no further damage was done than the killing of an old rooster. A gentleman from the battery there just informs us, that the statement was inc
ailroad 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 refused. Col. Pi