Latest from the North.
Reported Resignation of Secretary Cameron
&c., &c., &c.
[special Dispatch to Richmond Dispatch.]
Norfolk, Jan. 16.
--Passengers who have arrived in this city by flag of truce boat from Old Point
, this evening, report that Simon Cameron
, the Federal Secretary of War
, has resigned.
There is nothing from the North
with regard to the Burnside
The United States
arrived in the Roads
this morning and is now discharging troops at Fortress Monroe
Norfolk, Jan. 16.
--From late Northern papers received here I send the following lists of New:
The retirement of Cameron
from the Federal Cabinet
is an exciting topic in Washington
It gives satisfaction to those that support the Government
who have considered him an encumbrance to the President
of the 15th, says he has accepted a mission to St. Petersburg
B. M. Stanton
, Pennsylvanians, has been appointed Secretary of War
In the U. S. Senate, on the 14th inst., a communication was received from the President
transmitting a copy of the instructions received by Chevalier Hulceman
, of the Austrian Government
, on the Trent
coincides with the English
In the House
, a bill was passed abolishing the franking privilege.
The official report of the Prestonsburg fight claims a Federal victory, and says that the battle began at 8 o'clock, and ended at 1 All the forces were engaged.
It says Marshall
was repulsed, carrying off the majority of his dead and wounded; but the Federals
found 27 dead on the field, and took 25 prisoners. His loss was not less than 60.
The Federal loss, only 2 killed and 25 wounded. Col. Garfield
was in command.
The appropriations for army expenditures for the year ending June, 1863, amount to $442,526,667.
It is believed that Secretary Chase
will also resign, to take a seat in the Senate.
dates to the 7th state that Mexican
matters are growing interesting.
The people are preparing for resistance.
Thirty thousand dollars are to be collected at Perote
, with 150 pieces of artillery.
Everything looks serious for Spain
The Spanish soldiers are rapidly deserting.
has issued a proclamation, calling upon the people to unite in the defence of their homes.
had left Havana
to take command of a fleet.
, of the Federal
Engineer Corps, is dead. B.
Norfolk, Jan. 16.
--Committees representing the Banks of New York, Boston
, and the Boards of Trade, met the Finance Committee of both Houses of Congress, at the residence of Secretary Chase
on Monday evening, but no conclusion was reached.
The Conference lasted more than four hours. Chase
' threatened a high tax bill, &c., but the Banks would not yield.
is to command the Burnside Expedition
, and Burnside
to direct land operations.
The steamer Spaulding
sailed last night, from Fortress Monroe
with the 13th Massachusetts Regiment, it is said, for Port Royal Goldsborough
was a passenger.
The bark Lyres
, a slaver, of New York, with 820 negroes on broad, has been captured by an English gun-boat.
The Fleet Eagle, also a slaver, with 900 aboard, escaped.
On Friday the Federal
forces at Romney
, under command of Gen. Lander
, retired on learning the advance of the Confederate army, under Jackson
The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to prevent the detention of fugitive slaves in prison in the District of Columbia.
Cotton in New York was held at 34 cents; whiskey, 23 cents; sugar, 8 cents; coffee, 20 cents.
The steamship Constitution
, which sailed from Boston
on the 13th with the 12th Maine and Bay State regiments, had arrived in the Roads
Reliable information received here states that thirteen vessels, with troops on board, went to sea from the Roads