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e was a large gathering of the people to-day to provide means for equipping the volunteers, organizing a Home Guard, and providing for committees of vigilance. C. W. Friend was called to the chair, and J. W. Howard was appointed Secretary. Mr. E. Williams offered a resolution to raise $1,500 for immediate use, to buy uniforms, the County Court to reimburse the people for the outlay, and make a further appropriation of $8,000 at the next meeting of the Court. The citizens came forward promptly and endorsed the bonds of the committee appointed to raise the money, and the whole amount was soon raised. P. H. Drewry, R. A. Willis and E. Williams were appointed to disburse the money. Liberal sums were contributed to buy horses and uniforms for Capt. H. W. Cox's Troop, also for Capt. Coghill's Guard. A new company at Etterick's was also uniformed. Dr. J. W. Walsh is raising a new company at the C. H. Pitts. Captain Asa Smith's company, at the same place, is full, well drilled and re
r, supposed to be the Wabash, went to sea from the Roads yesterday morning at 8 o'clock. On the 19th inst., Dr. Wm. J. Moore resigned his position as Surgeon of the U. S. Marine Hospital at this harbor. The steam-tug Empire, of the James River Transportation line, has been taken into the public service, and Lieut. J. F. Milligan has been put in command of her, for special duty. A small steamer is plying between Fortress Monroe and the Rip Raps, on which, it is supposed, batteries are being erected. The Cumberland was anchored, yesterday morning, off Hampton, her guns bearing on the town. A negro man named Wilson, belonging to John R. Ludlow, Esq., accidentally fell from the deck of the steamer Wilson, in Roanoke dock, yesterday, and was drowned. The schooner Harriet Lewis, Capt. Williams, came into port yesterday, nine days from Cardenas, with a cargo of molasses. There are three vessels of war inside of the Capes, and two a short distance outside.