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September 7.

Harrisburgh, the capital of Pennsylvania, was the scene of tremendous excitement. The streets were thronged all the evening with excited citizens; and the women were excessively alarmed. The report had been scattered that the women and children were to be sent away on Wednesday; and preparations were actually made for departure. It was also rumored that the money and archives of the State had been packed, ready to be sent away in case of an emergency.

The arrival of a special train from Hagerstown, Maryland, added fuel to the excitement. The passengers stated that the rebels were at Frederick, [74] Maryland; that rebel scouts were in and about Hagerstown, and that an advance on that place by the rebels was regarded as imminent. There was also a report from Chambersburgh that a rebel spy had been arrested there, with maps and plans of the Cumberland valley in his possession. Men then began earnestly to discuss means of defence for Harrisburgh.--The Thirty-seventh regiment of Massachusetts volunteers, under the command of Colonel Oliver Edwards, left Pittsfield for the seat of war.

A party of rebels under the command of Captain Bowles, a son of J. B. Bowles, President of the Bank of Louisville, Ky., made a raid upon Shepherdsville, Ky., and burned the bridge over Salt River. A guard of eighty-five of the Fifty-fourth regiment, stationed at that place, were compelled to surrender, but were soon after paroled.--Louisville Democrat, September 8.

Major-General Pope, at his own request, was relieved from the command of the army of Virginia, and was assigned to the command of the Department of the North-West.--The Tenth regiment of Vermont volunteers, under the command of Colonel A. B. Jewett, passed through New York, en route for the seat of war.

Clarksville, Tenn., was recaptured by the National forces under Colonel W. W. Lowe, composed of the Seventy-first Ohio, Eleventh Illinois infantry, and the Fifth Iowa cavalry.--(Doc. 204.)

Governor Robinson, of Kansas, in view of the threatening attitude of the Indians on the western, north-western, and southern borders of the State, and the numerous bands of rebel guerrillas liable at any time to invade the State on the east, issued a proclamation calling upon all ablebodied citizens not connected with a volunteer company, to organize immediately in accordance with the militia law, and report to the Adjutant-General of the State without delay.

General George W. Morgan sent the following, from his headquarters at Cumberland Gap, to the editors of Kentucky and the neighboring States. “Gentlemen: Please to say to the relatives and friends of the soldiers of this command that we have good health and good spirits, and that our condition in every respect is better than that of the enemy who surround us. Let our friends do their duty to our country, and we will try and take care of ourselves.”

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