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onstitution by the North, and to-day, instead of war, she would have had peace; instead of offering her brave men by thousands as sacrifices to the God of battles, she would have them engaged in the industrial arts at home; instead of deserted rivers and silent harbors, we should have our water-courses still whitened with the wings of commerce and our ports busy with the hum of mercantile labor. Had we loved liberty but in name, instead of abandoned dwellings, homesteads burnt, the town of Hampton in ashes, and fertile acres filled with ungathered grain and rankling weeds, on the borders of Virginia, we should to-day have our homes and household gods unpolluted by the vandal hands of Lincoln's hirelings, our granaries filled with this year's products, and our fields freshly ploughed for the autumn seed. But all this sad contrast we cheerfully, joyously look upon, and hold our lives ready for the sacrifice, too, whenever our country may demand them; for we are struggling in the cause
t near the Market-House, in which five or six persons were engaged, several of whom were quite roughly handled; but nobody was very seriously hurt. Such disturbances are not of frequent occurrence in our city, and are quickly quieted by the vigilant military guard. Persons in town to-day from the coast below, reaching some distance South of Cape Henry, report a very quiet state of affairs.--A vigilant watch is maintained by day and night upon the movements of the enemy's vessels. It is hoped that the expedition planned at Chicomicomico, N. C., to attack the fifteen hundred Hessians that landed near that place, will be entirely successful in capturing the intruders. Nothing reliable has been heard here for two days relative to army movements on the North Carolina coast. Some of the negroes captured on board the Fanny are said to have been stolen by Picayune Butler from citizens of the ill-fated town of Hampton, and will do doubt be restored to their rightful owners.