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tended to advance troops into Virginia on yesterday and to-day was unwarranted. I feel, however, authorized to state positively that a corps d'armes will cross the Potomac and enter Virginia from this point at no distant day. To commence a campaign without due preparation is a folly of which General Scott will not be guilty. The steamer Cambridge has arrived here from Boston, via Fort Monroe. She made the run to Fort Monroe in fifty-six hours, and landed a reinforcement of several Massachusetts companies. The steamer Roanoke arrived last night with the Salem (Mass.) Zouaves and military stores. John Brown, Jr., son of old John Brown, of Harper's Ferry notoriety, will have a conspicuous part in the contemplated movement upon that somewhat notorious Arsenal.--Young Brown is a very brave man, and will no doubt be stimulated with a new incentive to action at this particular point under all the circumstances. General Harney has been ordered to St. Louis on duty.
Templar Knight on the Continent of America, after humbly seeking strength and aid from on High, to exert all the means at his command to avert the dread calamity, which, to human vision, seems inevitable Let each Templar to whom this may come remember how often we have stood at each other's side and raised our voices in prayer for the prosperity of a common country and a common cause. Let all call to mind how the Knights of Virginia, mingling in fraternal brotherhood with those of Massachusetts, pledged themselves to each other on Bunker Hill only a few brief years ago; and when another year had passed away, the same noble bands stood together in the city of Richmond, in the State of Virginia, the birthplace of Washington, and with mutual vows bound their souls in an everlasting covenant! Let them remember these things, and with hearts on fire with love for each other, and for their countrymen, go forth among those countrymen and implore the arbitrament of peace, instead of th
Contraband goods. --The Alexandria Sentinel says that grey cloth and provisions are regarded as contraband by the valiant Massachusetts troops now stationed at the Relay House — a train of eleven cars loaded with provisions and cloth being detained there Wednesday.