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September 18.

The whale ship Elisha Dunbar of New Bedford, Mass., was captured and burned by the confederate privateer Alabama, in latitude 30° 50′, and longitude 35° 20′.

Charles S. Olden, Governor of New Jersey, issued a proclamation to the people of that State, setting forth the condition of the country and calling upon the young men to enroll themselves in the uniformed companies, and perfect themselves in drill, in order that they might defend their homes in case the State should be invaded.

The bridge on the Hatchie River, four miles north of Memphis, Tenn., was burned by a party of rebel guerrillas.--The rebels evacuated Harper's Ferry, Va.

The rebel General Bragg, issued a proclamation from his headquarters at Glasgow, Ky., informing the people of that State that he had come with the confederate army of the West to offer them an opportunity to free themselves from the tyranny of a despotic ruler. They came not as conquerors or despoilers, but to restore to them the liberties of which they had been deprived by a cruel and relentless foe; to guaranty to all the sanctity of their homes and altars, to punish with a rod of iron the despoilers of their peace, and to avenge the cowardly insults to their women.

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