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Latest from the North
the Burnside Expedition.
Congressional proceedings.
&c. &c. &c.


[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]

Norfolk, Jan. 23.
--The New York Herald, of the 22d inst., has been received here. It is reported at the North that the Burnside expedition put into Hatteras to avoid the storm. It is also reported that the Louisiana was lost. The latter, however, is regarded as doubtful.

The news of the Federal victory at Somerset, Ky., is confirmed, but no additional particulars have been received.

In Congress on the 21st inst., the Committee of Ways and Means reported a bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue small and large notes, bearing interest, and also twenty year bonds. The whole amount of bonds and Treasury notes provided for is three hundred millions dollars.

In the House, Mr. Merrill reported a bill to levy a stamp duty on every copy of all newspapers issued and every telegram published, to raise a fund for the benefit of the Federal Treasury.

Two additional Assistant Secretaries of War are to be appointed.

The War Department has sent a dispatch inquiring what number of troops could be put into active service from Massachusetts and other States within seven days.

A tax is to be levied on salt.

In New York, on the 21st inst., the cotton market was without activity. Sales were made of from two to three hundred bales at 34 per lb. Holders asked 35

The Herald's financial article says that the National Treasury is so depressed that it is becoming impossible to pay the most ordinary demands upon it, and that in a few days there will be no money whatever. It attributes such a state of affairs simply to the dead lock in Congressional action. Further on the article calls for an additional appropriation of three hundred and ninety millions of dollars, for the better support of the army.

The steamship Adriatic, from Liverpool, has arrived at Halifax, with troops.


[second Dispatch.]

Norfolk, Jan. 23.
--The Baltimore South, of yesterday, has been received here. Its accounts of the victory at Somerset, Ky., are so conflicting that doubts are entertained of the death of Zollicoffer.

The expedition from Cairo, proved a failure, and the troops returned.

It was reported in Baltimore yesterday that a gun-boat had returned from the Burnside fleet, stating that five ships had grounded in Pamlico Sound, and were burned to prevent their falling into the hands of the Confederates. Also, a large steamer was ashore, probably the ‘ "Louisiana."’ The troops were transferred to other vessels.

Four thousand troops had arrived in Baltimore, en route for Fortress Monroe. B.

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