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July 27.

Major-General Robert Patterson, of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, was honorably discharged from the service of the United States.--(Doc. 106.)

The Odd Fellows' Hall, jail, and four other buildings in Hampton, Va., were burned by the national troops in apprehension of an immediate attack by the secessionists.--N. Y. Times, July 30.

In Confederate Congress, at Richmond, Va., documents were read which show the cause of the late flag of truce from the Confederate lines to Washington. One of these was a letter from Davis to President Lincoln, with the threat of retaliation if the privateersmen taken from the Savannah should be hanged.--(Doc. 128.)

The Sixty-ninth Regiment N. Y. S. M., arrived in New York from the seat of war.--N. Y. Express, July 27.

Senator Johnson, of Tennessee, spoke in the Senate in favor of the joint resolution to approve the acts of the President.--(Doc. 129.)

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