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The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
he following interesting particulars in regard to affairs at Key West, Fla., which it obtained from two gentlemen reported in Tampa (Fla.) Peninsula as having lately escaped from the former place: They estimate the forces at Key West and Fort Jefferson at about 1,000 men. There are about 250 regulars, two companies of artillery, and one company of Billy Wilson's Zouaves. The workmen, about one hundred and fifty in number, had also formed themselves into a company of Home Guards. There is his wife with him. Both slaves and free negroes are obliged to take the oath. One free negro, named Pablo Rogers, obstinately refused, said he was a Southern man and belonged to St. Augustine. They discharged him from his employment on Fort Jefferson, and sent him adrift. There were two English frigates and one French frigate at Key West, three guard boats, a number of captures, &c. The Commander of the English frigate Challenger asked permission of Major French, Commandant of the Fo