Later from the North.
Petersburg, Dec. 10.
--New York dates of the 8th inst. have been received.
No movement had been made by Burnside
up to Sunday.
The New York papers report that Jackson
had joined Lee
, and now forms the left wing of the rebel army.
It was rumored, also, that Stuart
's cavalry was on the north side of the Rappahannock
, moving between the forces of Burnside
The cold on Saturday night was intense.
The Abolition troops suffered considerably.
Six Abolition pickets are reported to have been frozen to death.
The ice in the Potomac
near Aquia creek
is nearly two inches thick.
It is stated that a body of rebels occupied Thoroughfare Gap and Warrenton Junction on Saturday.
Col. Perny Wyndham
was about to make a reconnaissance.
has issued a proclamation, ordering an election for Congress for the district of Norfolk, Princess Anne, Nansemond
, and Isle
has secured his constituents from the effects of Lincoln
's late proclamation.
Three rebel schooners, in attempting to run the blockade into Wilmington
, Wednesday last, were captured.
They were all from Nassau
One was the Emma Tuttle
, another the Brilliant
The third one run ashore — name unknown.
An interesting correspondence recently passed between Gen. Henry A. Wise
and Gen. Keys
, relative to the treatment of lunacies in the asylum at Williamsburg, Va.
Seventy-five thousand dollars had been subscribed at New York for the operatives at Lancashire, Eng.
A fire occurred in the guard-house at Harper's Ferry
on Saturday night, where the rebel prisoners are confined, consuming two Government buildings, and the Government
and telegraph office.--Loss $20,000.
The rebel salt petre and power mills at Yellville, Ark.
, have been destroyed by a portion of Blunt
conjectures that Banks
's expedition is designed to advance upon Richmond
by way of the York
and James rivers
was occupied by the Yankee
cavalry Monday, 1st December. Fifteen locomotives and 100 cars were burned.
has made a forward movement towards Murfreesboro
Gold was held in New York at 131¾; Exchange, 146.
Cotton was dull — no quotations given.
Three millions bales of cotton were shortly expected from the South