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Latest from the North.
nothing later from Burnside.
English Organs Urging recognition--Lord Deasy's views.
skirmish at Cocoquan — Mine Texans killed.
Napoleon for War with the United States in any event.
&c., &c., &c.,


[special Despatch to the Richmond Despatch]

Norfolk Jan. 3d, 1862.
The New York Herald, of the 30th January, has been received here. It says that nothing further of importance had yet been received from the Burnside fleet, and adds that the accidents arising from the tempestuous weather had merely delayed its operations for a few days, and that Gen. Burnside will soon proceed.

On the 29th, the 37th New York regiment had a skirmish with a body of Tex as Kangers, hidden at Mrs. Lee's house, near Occoquan. A party of 50 men advanced from the New York regiment to reconnoiter, and found ten Texans. They opened firts upon the Texans, killed nine, and took the remaining one prisoner.

The European mall had arrived. The Herald contained several interesting extracts from foreign papers. The London Herald Lord Derby's organ, holds forth the most liberal inducements for a recognition of the Southern Confederacy by the British Parliament. It says that Great Britain will enjoy perfect free trade with the revolted. States; there will be perfect freedom for traffic on the coast, and a chance of supplying the South with all manufactured articles. On these grounds Lord Derby takes ground as the advocate of immediate recognition.

The ‘"Opinion Nationals,"’ Prince Napoleon's organ, says, ‘"the Emperor will make war on the United States whether Mason and Slidell are given up or not, and warns France against it."’ All the French journals are severe on the stone blockade of Charleston harbor.

Massachusetts is engaged in active preparations for coast defence.

The House of Representatives has appropriated half a million of dollars for the purchase of heavy ordnance.

Gen. McClellan has perfectly recovered his health.

The Committee of the House of Representatives has reported adversely to the bill abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia.

It is reported in Washington that General Stone is to be superseded.

A bill was introduced in the House to discharge regimental bands, because of the expense incurred in keeping them.

A resolution was adopted providing for secret sessions of Congress.

Hamilton Fish, one of the Commissioners to Richmond in the matter of exchanging Federal prisoners, had arrived in Washington. It was thought that the Southern Government would not receive them.

No more contracts for foreign manufactured articles will be awarded by the United States. Many of the outstanding contracts have been rescinded.

The Treasury note bill still pending in Congress, is the all-absorbing topic of debate and conversation in Wall street. The bill will probably be amended so as to limit the legal tender clause to all debts hereafter contracted.

In the cotton market sales of 800 bales are noted, closing at 34 cents.

The steamer Philadelphia brought a company of cavalry from Fort Pickens.

Dates from, San Francisco', of the 22d, state that the St. Louis sailed with nine hundred thousand dollars in treasure aboard. Heavy rains continue throughout the country.

Sacramento was inundated. Money tight and business suspended. Bohemian.

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