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Dr. Clarke, who has just reached the city from our forces now in Raleigh county, that Gen. Floyd, with a strong force, had crossed New River at Miller's Ferry, had passed down beyond the mouth of the Gauley, and was directing his march towards Charleston, in Kanawha county. His command will probably cross Kanawha river at Malden, twelve miles above Charleston.--Generals Lee and Loring were still on Sewell mountain, doubtless awaiting to hear of the success of Gen. Floyd's expedition before advancing upon the enemy on the Gauley. We learn that the militia of the country had, by cutting down trees, blocked up the roads leading from the enemy's position in direction of Summersville for a considerable distance. If this is true, and the work has been done effectually, the enemy will be between Gen. Lee on the east and Gen. Floyd on the west, the latter of whom will be able with his artillery to cut off his supplies by stopping the running of steamers on the Kanawha. Dr. Clarke reports that the enemy was rumored to have again advanced from the Gauley in the direction of Sewell with twenty-five thousand men, but he himself gives no credence to the rumor, being more inclined to believe that Rosencranz had gone off with the best of his troops down to the Ohio river, and probably proceeded thence into Kentucky.--The gloomy accounts given by the Cincinnati papers of the enemy's affairs in Western Virginia would have to be put out in excuse for the actual or contemplated abandonment of that field of operations by Rosencranz for the more tempting one in Kentucky.
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