three guns, is a fine large steamer.
She returned this morning with a prize brig laden with three hundred and sixty hogsheads of molasses.
We have also a saucy looking little pilot schooner, the Florida, mounting one six-pounder rifle cannon.
She captured a prize two days since, took her crew out, and sent her in with her own man. A United States Government steamer gave chase to the prize, and they were obliged to beach her near Nag's Head.
She of course is a total loss.
Major W. Beaverton Thompson,
Chief Eng. N. Dep't Coast Defence.
Headq'rs Engineer's Department, Fort Hatteras, July 26, 1861. Thomas H. Allen, Esq., Ass't Engineer: Dear Sir:
The following are your instructions for the execution of the work at Fort Clark, which you are hereby directed to carry out literally.
The work is to be constructed, in all respects, as indicated upon the plan, and explained to you from time to time.
The broken line enclosing the gorge of the work, it is important to