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of old fogies and croakers, denounced the building of a road from Norfolk to Petersburg, urging the sufficiency of water communication, the probable failure of the enterprise, the unnecessary expenditure by the State and by individuals, it is well enough known by some that one of our citizens, noted as well for his enterprising spirit and clear perception of the present and future wants of the commercial public, as for his literary and versatile talent, not only originated, but urged the important work to a fair commencement, resulting in a vigorous prosecution and a successful result. Who doubts now the immense and paramount value of the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad? "Honor to whom honor," &c. It is rumored that there is unusual activity at Old Point. Many are expecting an attack at some point near our city. But who knows? Galerius. P. S — I learn that a French ship-of-war went ashore last night off Lynnhaven, and was probably gotten afloat this morning. G.
en drilling at the Rip Raps a short time since and a drum and fife heard from that quarter, which leads us to believe that a regular company is stationed there. Colonel De Russey, who held a prominent position in the United States Army, at Old Point, a year or two ago, is, we understand, at work on the Rip Raps, mounting guns, &c. Mr. George City has just returned from Richmond, and as we predicted, received a commission in the Southern Navy. We have to announce with regret, the ospital in Portsmouth to that of the Sisters of Charity, and the poor fellow, before dying, told the Sisters affectingly that he did not care to die, and wished that he had been placed under their treatment before. Peace to his ashes. His remains were carried over to Portsmouth last evening, and will go up in the cars to-day. There were several large steamers and a number of small ones off Old Point yesterday. There were several men-of-war and five or six steamers off the News. Luna.
f Wednesday, says: The Steamer Louisiana, Captain Cannon, arrived yesterday morning from Old Point, with a large number of passengers, including a number of laborers, who had been employed at Fed Press.] Fortress Monroe, August 19. --Notwithstanding the regiments taken away from Old Point, there is still an effective force here sufficient for all probable emergencies. The greahe river. The steamer Baltimore (says the Washington Star of Tuesday evening,) came up from Old Point last night, where she had been detained by bad weather, bringing in low eleven fine ship's lau these will doubtless go down to-night. The Baltimore reports all quiet down the river and at Old Point. Last Friday morning the U. S. ship Cumberland arrived in Hampton Roads from Boston, where she had been undergoing repairs. The Penguin has left Old Point and joined the Potomac flotilla, now lying off Aquia Creek. The Mount Vernon blockades the mouth of the Rappahannock, and the Louisi