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e of gunboats, so far from the New Madrid fortifications without the aid of boats, must be exceedingly difficult, if not altogether impossible. Firing at Point Pleasant. The report of a brisk encounter was distinctly heard at about midnight, and terminating at about ten minutes past one this morning by a grand shock as of an explosion of a magazine or gunboat in the direction of Point Pleasant. Officers and men on the watch say they counted more than fifty shoes, and some assert that the flesh of the explosion could be seen clearly. After this the firing ceased. From this circumstance it is conjectured that the report proceeded from a gunboat wmy will be strong enough to resist the landing or will have evacuated the place. In the former case the insurgents may be expected to attack the batteries at Point Pleasant, with a view of breaking our blockade, which appears to be just strong enough to keep the enemy at bay. In the latter case they will be able to make their way