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Double bombs.

--A correspondent of the Governor, writing from Tennessee, suggests the making of a twin bomb--one of which to contain powder, &c., and the other camphene. It is thought that by this arrangement that when the bomb bursts it will ignite the camphene and produce a sheet of flame twenty feet square. The Governor's correspondent thinks that if such a bomb could be thrown with equal precision, it would be far more fatal and destructive especially in attacking forts, ships, &c. Speaking of bombs reminds us to say that one of Lincoln's ten- inch lumps of union cement thrown from the Monticello, on the 21st inst., at the Manchester Artillery, at Sewell's Point, can now be seen at the Dispatch office. It weighs 95 lbs.

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