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From Northwestern Virginia. The Enquirer publishes letters from Beverly, Randolph county, Va., the first of which bears date July 2d, giving some interesting information of military movements in that section. We regret to learn that Lieut. Robt. McChesney, of the Rockbridge Cavalry, was killed in a recent skirmish with a large party of the enemy, the latter being in ambush.--Two of his men were wounded--one, named Paxton, severely, and the other, named Long, not dangerously. Lieut. McC. had but ten men in his party. The writer proceeds: I think we are upon the eve of a fight in this quarter. Orders were brought here late last night for all the troops here, (five companies of infantry,) to march immediately to join the command of Col. Heck. They were off by times this morning. It has just been ascertained here that the above-mentioned order resulted from the fact that the enemy, twenty- three hundred strong, have, within the last two days, taken a position at Buckhanno
Fined. --The Mayor yesterday fined Peter Schick ten dollars for keeping his bar open after ten o'clock on the night of July 2d, and F. Laube five dollars, because one of his drivers urged his steeds along faster than allowed by law.
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Very punctilious. --The Pensacola correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser, in a letter dated July 2d, writes; Gen. Bragg yesterday sent a note in charge of Assistance inspector General Slaughter with another officer, under a white flag, to Col. Brown, at Fort Pickens. They were met at the usual place of landing, and making known their mission, handed the note to the old Colonel, who with trembling hand adjusted his spectacles. Scanning the subscription-- "To Col. Harvey Brown, commanding at Fort Pickens"--he insultingly returned the paper, and without form or ceremony, left his guests, who, disgusted with his rudeness, returned it, unopened, to Gen. Bragg. What its contents were is not known, or at least publicly. Old Brown is very punctilious, and must be addressed as "Colonel Harvey Brown, commanding Department of Florida." The old fellow puts on a good many airs about his "department," small as it is. The Pensacola Observer asserts that Brown has got the itch, and