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Later from the North and west.

Norfolk, April 29th.
--Copies of the New York Herald and Philadelphia Inquirer, of the 29th inst., have been received here.

President Lincoln was received on the 20th with all the honors extended to crowned heads, on board the frigate Gassendi, at Washington Count Meroler was present.

A negro from Portsmouth carried a copy of the Petersburg Express, of the 27th instant, to Gen. Wool at Fortress Monroe, informing him of the capture of New Orleans.

The Chicago papers of the 27th state that Gen. Beauregard is evacuating Corinth and going to Memphis. Generals Buell and Beauregard have effected an arrangement for an exchange of prisoners.

Gen. Butler is busy preparing for an advance on New Orleans.

The Federal General Charles F. Smith is dead. His death was caused by an accident.

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