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British and French war Vessels at Charleston.

Charleston, Dec. 9.
--The British war steamer Cadmus, 21 guns, and the Petrel, 13 guns, arrived off Charleston yesterday, from Fortress Monroe, on the 3d. The British Consul spent last night aboard the Cadmus. That vessel left this morning for Fortress Monroe. The Petrel leaves, on Thursday.

The French corvette Milan still lies anchored the harbor. Yesterday evening, her commander, with Generals Beauregard and Ripley, and a number of ladies and invited guests, visited Fort Sumter.

It is rumored that intelligence has been received that the iron-clad, Passaic, left New York and reached Hampton Roads, and after remaining there some days, left for the South but we, obliged to put back to the Roads in a disabled condition.

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