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Latest from the North.

the Confederate cause in Europe.

the message of Gov. Andrews.

Sales of Cotton.

&c. &c. &c.



[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]

Norfolk, Jan. 7.
--The Day Book has received the New York Herald of the 4th inst.


England.

The Asia, from Liverpool on the 21st ult., has arrived at New York.

The Adriatic and Parana left Liverpool on the 20th December, with troops for Canada.

Warlike preparations are active in England. When the Asia moved out from her wharf for New York, the bands were playing ‘"Dixie."’ thus showing a strong Southern feeling.


France.

The Paris correspondent of the New York Herald, dated the 18th ult., says that the Southern Commissioners are working actively against the North, and with increasing success.

Only one journal in Paris (the Opinions Nationals) is friendly to the North.

The Tuilleries Cabinet denies that Gen. Scott had any official mission to cause him to return to America.

France will acknowledge the Southern Confederacy if England does. Napoleon is quite unfriendly to the North, but will not act in a hostile manner towards them.


From Lincolndom.

The Committee appointed to examine the Stevens iron battery have decided adversely, and the work thereon has been suspended.

Gen. Kelly has been relieved from the command at Romney.

Sales of 300 bales of Cotton were made in New York on the 3d inst. The closing prices were 36 and 37 cents--Middling Upland commanding the outside figure.

The Legislature of Massachusetts convened at Boston on the 3d inst. The Governor's message says that the expenses of the war to that State, so far, have been nearly $3,385,000. It recommends that the States assume the collection of a direct tax to furnish its proportion of twenty million of dollars authorized by Congress to be levied upon the different States. Massachusetts has furnished twenty-nine regiments of infantry, six batteries of artillery, two companies of sharp-shooters, and five rifle battalions.

Gov. Andrews says at the close of his message that ‘"the great rebellion must be put down and its promoters crushed beneath the ruins of their own ambition. The greatest crime of history must receive a doom so swift and sure that the enemies of popular government shall stand in awe while they contemplate the elastic energy and concentrative power of the democratic institutions of a free people."’

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