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Late Northern and European news.

[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]

Norfolk, Jan. 10.
--A gentleman from Baltimore informs me that great activity prevails at Fortress Monroe.

A portion of Burnside's expedition left Annapolis yesterday morning.

Three gun-boats and three large transports anchored off Fortress Monroe yesterday evening.

Four thousand soldiers came down to Fortress Monroe to-day.

The Day Book has received the New York Herald of the 9th. The following is a summary of its news:

‘ The Steamship Canada had arrived at Halifax, with Liverpool dates to the 29th ult. She brings three hundred troops and a strong battery of Artillery, and nine hundred tons of army stores.

Two additional steamers were to sail soon with troops and a corps of nurses.

The iron-plated steamer Warrior was preparing to sail for Canada.

There was a great state of suspense in England regarding American affairs. The Government evidently favor war. The religious societies were for peace.

There were symptoms of trouble in India, and several batteries of artillery were detained at Bengal.

The Prussian Government officially condemns the course of the Federals' capture of the Confederate Commissioners. France condemns it as a flagrant outrage, and says that reparation should be demanded.

In New York gold was held at 4 per cent. premium, and rising. Sterling Exchange quoted at 115. The Herald says that the brokers in Wall street had entered into a conspiracy to defeat Secretary Chase's plans of finance, and to deprive the Administration of its means of carrying on the war.

In the United States Senate the Finance Committee were instructed, and had considered the expediency of reporting a bill for the raising of one hundred millions of dollars instead of twenty millions, by direct taxation; and in connection there with the expediency of collecting telegraph adn stamp duties, and duties upon cotton, tobacco, and segars.

Gen. Siegel had resigned.


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Petersburg, Jan. 10.
--The editor of the Express has dispatch from Norfolk, of this date, in which it is stated that Mr. Zacharie, of New Orleans, recently taken from on board a British vessel, on the coast of Texas, has been released by the Yankee Government, and arrived to-day at Norfolk.

The Norfolk Day Book has received a copy of the New York Herald, of the 9th inst.

The Philadelphia Banks refuse Treasury notes, and the public begin to cry ‘"down with the Banks,"’ and call for a national currency.

The steamship Canada reached Halifax on the 8th inst., with more troops, artillery, and 900 tons of munitions.

The Hibernia is to follow with more troops.

The London Times stands aghast in contemplation of the tremendous and magnificent vegetation of Yankee debt.

A dispatch from Washington, on the 8th inst., says that great activity prevails at headquarters.

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