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d to the voyage and destination of the Yankee vessels. A few hours may suffice to place the public mind in possession of the desired information: Heavy discharges of artillery are heard this morning, the sound coming from the direction of Old Point. The Yankee artillerymen, and our boys, too, are probably shooting at a target, or discharging their pieces as usual after rainy weather. Yesterday a quarrel took place between two marines on board the Confederate ship States, lying off th. The Irish vessel which went ashore last week on the coast a short distance south of Cape Henry, will be a total loss. The crew have arrived here and will go North, in order to return home. They will probably leave this city to-day for Old Point, in a steamer expected to go down under a flag of truce. Considerable delay and irregularity have been caused in the mails for two or three days past, by the snow, which has somewhat retarded the speed of the railroad trains. At a mee
The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1862., [Electronic resource], George N. Sanders to the Democracy of the Northwest Fragment of the late United States. (search)
Latest from the North. Reported Resignation of Secretary Cameron.&c., &c., &c. [special Dispatch to Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, Jan. 16. --Passengers who have arrived in this city by flag of truce boat from Old Point, this evening, report that Simon Cameron, the Federal Secretary of War, has resigned. There is nothing from the North with regard to the Burnside expedition. The United States frigate Constitution arrived in the Roads this morning and is now discharging troops at Fortress Monroe. [Second Dispatch.] Norfolk, Jan. 16. --From late Northern papers received here I send the following lists of New: The retirement of Cameron from the Federal Cabinet is an exciting topic in Washington. It gives satisfaction to those that support the Government who have considered him an encumbrance to the President. The Herald, of the 15th, says he has accepted a mission to St. Petersburg. B. M. Stanton, Pennsylvanians, has been appointed Secretary