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Carpenter Edward Williams recently arrived at New York in the U. S. steamer Richmond, and decided not to resign his warrant in the Lincoln service. We are truly glad to hear that precisely the reverse is true, his resignation having been forwarded to Washington. Mr. W. will probably reach home in a day or two, and without doubt enter the Confederate naval service. Most all of his brothers are in the army, having promptly volunteered in the earliest stage of our difficulties, which shows the animus of the family. By ventilating the report, we have reached the truth and our townsman received his vindication. The report originated in this wise: Mr. W. heard in New York that the people of Ports-mouth were in a starving condition, and that his family were at Old Point. Naturally enough he obtained a permit to seek them, and in this capacity visited the fort. In this wise the report of sending for his family originated — clearly a case of misapprehension. The upshot of the matter seems to be that Ned will soon be here, in full allegiance to the South and beyond the deception as well as control of the North.--Portsmouth Transcript, 20th.
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