Arrival of rice in Havana — landing of Federals at Hutchinson Island, &c.
Charleston, Dec. 2.
--The Charleston Courier
, of this morning, publishes an extract of a letter from Havana
, stating that several cargoes of Carolina
rice had been received. --Rice
is quoted at 15a16 reals, and unpentint at $16 per quintets.
Exchange on 16 per cent.; on Paris
, 2¾a3 premium.
says there was a destructive are in Georgetown
on Friday evening. A lot of naval stores were destroyed.
The loss is estimated at $10,000.
Two hundred Federals landed at Hutchinson island
on Friday last, plundering the houses and then burning them.
The cotton of Hutchinson
, and adjoining island, was destroyed by fire, on Thursday night last, by the patriotic owners.