At Palmyra, not far from Albany, there is a mill turned by one.
The stream was discovered by a man digging a well, to which an accident happened not uncommon in this country — the bottom dropped out. A calf that fell into the well and was supposed to be drowned, turned up a few days after, sound and safe.
His tracks led to an opening through which issued water covered with foam.
A great roaring was heard, which further exploration showed to come from a fine subterranean waterfall.
March 6, Monday
After breakfast, we all piled into a big plantation wagon and went to see Prairie Pond, a great sheet of water covering over 200 acres. It has formed there since Col. Maxwell bought the Gopher Hill plantation.
He says that when he first came here there was not a patch of standing water as big as his hand on all the acres now covered by Prairie Pond, and the great skeletons of dead forest trees still standing in the outer edges of the lake show that the encroachment of the water
er 3, second payment, $50,000, less 25 per cent37,500
December 17, third payment, $50,000, less 25 per cent37,500
1862.-January 3, fourth payment, $50,000, less 25 per cent37,500
February 6, fifth payment, $50,000, less 25 cent37,500
March 3, sixth payment, $25,000, less 25 per cent18,750
March 14, last payment, reservations68,750
Save reservations, which were made in all cases of vessels built by contract, the last payment, on the completion of the battery, was on the 3d of March, and, as time was precious and pressing, she was hastily commissioned, officered, manned, supplied, and left New York for Hampton Roads three days after, on the 6th of March.
Intense anxiety was naturally felt by the officials in the Navy Department, who knew and appreciated the importance of the occasion, and the responsibility depending on them for the success of this vessel in her voyage, and in her power and fighting qualities after she should reach her destination.
But McClellan would not advance.
He could not drag his artillery at this season of the year; and so he is embarking his army, or the greater portion of it, for the Peninsula.
We shall have stirring times here.
Our troops are to be marched through Richmond immediately, for the defense of Yorktown--the same town surrendered by Lord Cornwallis to Washington.
But its fall or its successful defense now will signify nothing.
Martial law has been proclaimed.
Some consternation among the citizens — they dislike martial law.
Gen. Winder has established a guard with fixed bayonets at the door of the passport office.
They let in only a few at a time, and these, when they get their passports, pass out by the rear door, it being impossible for them to return through the crowd.
Gen. Winder has appointed Capt. Godwin Provost Marshal.
Gen. Winder has appointed Col. Porter Provost Marshal,--Godwin not being h