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In a letter to Major-Gen. Hancock, General Meagher has resigned his commission, upon the ground that his command is reduced to a mere handful and that he cannot recruit his brigade. The California overland telegraph has paid its original cost back to the stockholders, within the first year, and now makes money so fast that the proprietors are troubled what to do with it. Two Federal paroled deserters, a few nights since, knocked down a negro in Jackson, Miss., and robbed him of $100. There are barely 3,500 Yankee troops in and about New Orleans. The passes on Lake Pontchartrain are guarded by only 150 men. The new Confederate flag was raised on Fort Sumter on the 16th inst. A severe hall storm passed over a portion of Abbeville District, S. C., a few days since. The mercury at Macon, May 9th, stood at 53. Cool for the season.
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