[special Correspondence of the Dispatch]
Norfolk, Sept. 5, 1861.
A flag of truce was sent yesterday to Craney Island
, from Fort Monroe
, with Rt Rev. Bishop Verot
, Rev. J. T. O'Neill, Rev.
--Regnouf, and a young man named Gregory
, a resident of Portsmouth
, who has been a student in a Catholic institution in New York.
They arrived here last evening.
These clerical gentlemen of the Catholic Church are directly from the North
, and, having a permit from Gen. Scott
, came South without molestation.
is a Frenchman, as indicated by his name, and is distinguished for his high character and ability as a clergyman.
He was about a year ago, appointed Bishop
by the Pope
, without the usual forms and ceremonies — a convention of Bishops, nomination, &c.--peculiar to the Church of Rome Rev. Mr. O'Neill
has resided in Savannah, Ga.
, for many years.
and the two Priests took lodgings, on their arrival, at the Atlantic Hotel
will, however, be the guest of Rev. Matthew
, the estimable and highly esteemed incumbent of Saint Mary
's Church, of this city, and will probably officiate before leaving for Savannah
, to which city he and his traveling companions are destined.
Regular trips to Craney Island
are now made by the handsome and commodious steamer Wm. Selden
, well known in our waters.
This is the boat, as will be recollected, that was seized about three months ago, on her arrival here with passengers from the North
via Fort Monroe
The steamer Arrow
went to the Roads
yesterday, with a flag of truce, taking the baggage of the prisoners who were sent down several days ago. It was understood that several persons, including some three or four ladies, who are anxious to go North, would be allowed to go down on the Arrow
, but no passenger went on board, and it is rumored that no persons will hereafter be allowed to leave the city, as passengers for the North
, with the flag of truce sent down from the city.
This being one of the Jewish festivals and holidays, the stores of the Jews are closed, and Gen. Huger
has allowed a furlough to soldiers of the Jewish persuasion.
The flag presentation yesterday, at the Pleasure House
, on Lynn
haven beach, was a decidedly gay and pleasant affair.
The address of Miss Garrison
was exceedingly appropriate to the interesting occasion, and was delivered in a clear, distinct voice, and in a style that elicited much commendation from the large assemblage Capt. Burroughs
, on receiving the beautiful ensign, responded in eloquent and patriotic terms, highly commendatory of the noble sentiments uttered by the fair and youthful speaker, and of the patriotic spirit and whole-souled generosity of the ladies of the Seaboard counties
of Princess Anne and Norfolk
After the presentation ceremonies, feasting, dancing, singing, rambling upon the sea shore — the voice of the ‘"breeze-ridden waves,"’ mingling with the music of a band of practiced performers, combined to render the occasion very agreeable and delightful to all present.
One accident, however, marred for a while the joyousness and hilarity of the occasion — a young lady having received a wound on the arm by an unmanageable horse.
While the happy pleasure party were assembled, the Federal
suddenly made her appearance, and stood off at good shooting distance from the shore.
This intrusion occasioned a short cessation of the pleasing recreations and amusements, as it was supposed she was sufficiently impolite and ungallant to throw a short in the midst of them.
Fearing, however, a salute from a masked battery, or possibly from a respectful consideration for the hundreds of ladies that appeared in sight, she quietly passed on her course, after taking a careful observation of the pleasure party.