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The Charleston Mercury enumerates the following telegraphic lies which appeared in the Northern papers at the time of the attack on Fort Sumter. The second, about the South Carolinians firing on the men who were endeavoring to extinguish the fire, is being used with great effect by the Northern press:

First. That cannonading “is going on fiercely from vessels outside and along our coast.”

Second. That “Major Anderson has thrown out a raft loaded with men, who are passing up buckets of water to extinguish the fire; that balls are to be seen skipping over the water and striking the unprotected raft, creating great havoc among the poor fellows.”

Third. That “eleven shots penetrated the floating battery below the water line.”

Fourth. That “Fort Sumter had unconditionally surrendered.”

Fifth. That “Major Anderson and his men, under guard, were conveyed to Morris Island.”

Sixth. That “Major Anderson had reached the city, and was the guest of Gen. Beauregard.” --N. O. Delta, April 28.

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