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.
mall had arrived.
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
are given up or not, and warns France
against it."’ All the French
journals are severe on the stone blockade of Charleston harbor
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.
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is to be superseded.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.
, one of the Commissioners
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.
Money tight and business suspended.