We have received a copy of the "Old Dominion
" newspaper, containing some intelligence from Norfolk
has put his engine in order for work by the appointment of a number of officers to sit as a "military commission" for the trial of persons whom he shall arrest.
The Beast was in the city himself a few days since on a tour of inspection.
, the military commandant, met him at the boat and congratulated him on his "first visit to Norfolk
since the rebellion began." After inspecting the defences of the place, among which is one fortification called "Fort O'Rourke," he went back to Fortress Monroe
An effort is being made by Col. Hazard Stevens
, a Yankee, to raise the "1st regiment of loyal Virginians
" in Norfolk
A meeting was held in Portsmouth
, at which "Lieut. Gov.
was the chief speaker
He was authorized by Gen. Butler
to say that H men enlisted in this regiment he (Butler
) would take special care that their families were supported, and that the regiment should never go out of the department.
There is great mortality among the negro troops; and the Macon House
, once a well known hotel in Portsmouth
, has been converted into a hospital for them.
Regiments of negroes, numbering at their organization 1,000, are now reduced to six hundred.
Those is North Carolina
have suffered as severely.
Wm. R. Houghton
, a citizen, was arrested for appearing in Federal uniform.
He had been confined in Fort Norfolk for having a Confederate Major
's commission in his house.
He "took the oath" and was released.
Among the Court
proceedings we see a suit of Geo. H. Merriam
, of Norfolk
, against Wm. Webster
, of Newport News, for $14, 1000.
The property of Webster
had been attached.
The remains of Sanborn
, the Yankee
lieutenant killed by Dr. D. M. Wright
, had been disinterred and sent North
The pastor of a negro church delivered a discourse over it from the Custom- House
Miss Susan Denin
is playing at Norfolk