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Petersburg, Sept. 4th.
--The Philadelphia Inquirer, of the 2d, has been received. Wistar's cavalry recently made a reconnaissance towards Richmond. Leaving Williamsburg on the 26th, they pushed directly for Bottom's Bridge and charged a regiment of infantry in rifle pits, driving them out and across the bridge, with a Federal loss of one killed and one wounded. The object of the expedition was fully accomplished. The command returned with much valuable information respecting the enemy's position and movements near Richmond.

Reports from Fort Scott, of the 28th of August, say Gen. Blount has been defeated in Arkansas, with a loss of 300.

Five substitutes for drafted men, who had deserted from Meade's army, were executed near Rappahannock Station on the 29th.

Fourteen substitutes escaped from the Harrisburg jail on Tuesday night.

The Vermont State election on Tuesday, so far as heard from, is largely for Lincoln.

Nothing from Charleston or Rosecrans.

Great indignation is felt at the capture of the Reliance and Satellite, and the case is to be fully investigated by the Navy Department.

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