Latest from the North.

The Baltimore American, of the 2d inst., has been received. It contains a dispatch from the "seat of war" in Illinois, representing that a scout reported the rebels fifteen thousand strong, entrenched three miles from Mattoon. Another dispatch, dated Mattoon, next day, (31st,) says:

‘ "Everything seems to have resumed its usual quiet. The rebels are believed to have dispersed. The 47th Indiana had left, etc."

’ The Red river expedition had gone up as far as Natchitoches, sixty miles above Alexandria, and had captured four hundred prisoners, four cannon, etc.

Deserters arriving at Knoxville report that all of Gen. Longstreet's baggage had been sent back to Richmond, and that his whole force was under marching orders.

It is reported that a large force of rebels is concentrating at Pound Gap, under Buckner, for a raid into Kentucky.

Gen. Grant and Gen Meade had been to Fortress Monroe to confer with Gen. Butler.

Ten Brigadier Generals have been ordered to report to Gen. Sherman for duty. It is believed that Gen. Buell will supersede Gen. Schofield in command of the army of Ohio in East Tennessee.

At 2 o'clock, on the 1st, sold in New York was 166¼. The closing quotation in Baltimore same day was 168.

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