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attered by a fearful storm on the Carolina coast and many of the vessels lost. The thing is probable enough, though, as we have said, we have no authority for it beyond a flying rumor. The inglorious termination of the attempt of Butler and Porter to capture Wilmington has had a most cheering effect upon the spirits of our people — an effect which will be infinitely heightened when all the facts come to be fully known, as they soon will be through the letters of intelligent correspondents few buyers. The opinion now is, that Wilmington cannot be taken. Its approaches, on account of the dangerous coast in the neighborhood of the mouth of the Cape Fear river, cannot be subjected to a regular siege blockade; and that they cannot be taken by assault has just been demonstrated. If the Butler- Porter expedition failed, it is reasonable to suppose any similar one must fail also in an attack on Wilmington. Never again, it is believed, will they find its forts so slimly garrisoned.