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army was encamped was sold at public auction and brought a fair price. The purchaser and the people had no fear that he would ever take the city. The city of Alexandria has been held by the Yankees for three years. They have sold of late a vast deal of confiscated rebel real estate. In no instance did it bring one- tenth part of its actual value. The conclusion is irresistible. The Yankees entertain no hope of holding Alexandria. As a particular case, we would mention the sale of Freestone Point, the residence of Colonel Fairfax--a magnificent estate — the very fishery upon which rented before the war for the interest upon $100,000 in gold. Of course it was worth greatly more than that sum, for the rente would expect to make out of the fishery at least as much (clear gain) as he gave in the shape of rent. Well, the whole estate, land, houses, and fishery, sold the other day for the sum of $5,000--less than one year's rent of the fishery alone. We may very fairly presume that