Advices from Norfolk
say that the military authorities there are about to send into our lines all those whose natural protectors are within the said lines.
has issued an order appointing about forty gentlemen of Portsmouth
, of known accession principles, as a committee, whose duty it shall be to provide with food, fuel, and clothing, the wives and children of "men who have been seduced into taking up arms against their Government." If these means are not supplied voluntarily, these wives and children will be "billeted upon those who are able to take care of them until such time as their natural protectors, confessing the error of their conduct, shall be allowed by the Government
to return to their homes."
A gentleman who was in Suffolk
on Thursday reports that the Yankees
are rapidly leaving that place, and that they speak of evacuating it entirely and burning it. Two steamers, crowded with troops, left Norfolk
on Thursday, and more transports arrived there to carry away other regiments.