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Latest from the North. Northern preparations by land and sea — Congress news — note from President Davis to Lincoln — Corcoran, Wilcox, and others, to be Hanged if Missouri bridge Burners are shot — financial Troubles. [special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., Jan. 6th. --Northern dates to the 5th February have been received here. The New York Herald says that large bodies of the rebel forces have been transferred by railroad from Manassas to some other threatened point. An attack from the Merrimac is expected. The Herald says the Federal naval authorities assert that they are prepared for any attack from the Merrimac or any other Confederate vessels. The ordnance of all the Federal frigates and gun-boats in the Roads are kept double shotted in anticipation of a collision. In the Federal Congress, on Monday, petitions were presented from many citizens of New York, asking for an immediate repeal of the reciprocity treaty between
[Associated press Dispatch.] Goldsboro', N. C., Feb. 5. --Information has been received here, direct from Hyde county, N. C., to the effect that the Burnside fleet, numbering from 50 to 100 vessels, moved from Hatteras yesterday, and went in the direction of Roanoke Island.
. 7. --A gentleman direct from Fort Donaldson reports that four gun-boats attacked Fort Henry on Tuesday, and that three Confederates were killed. One of the gun-boats was damaged and so crippled that she had to be hauled off. On yesterday a dispatch was sent from Fort Henry, which stated that eight gun-boats were coming up the river. The pickets stationed sixteen miles below Fort Henry reported that 20,000 Federals were landing. The Tennessee river was rapidly rising. Reinforcements have been ordered to the Tennessee river from Memphis. Nashville,Feb. 5. --Dispatches received to-day from Fort Henry state that the Yankees fired about 40 shots at the fort on yesterday, but did no damage. [Second Dispatch.] Memphis, Feb. 6, P. M. --A dispatch received from Danville at 2 o'clock P. M., to-day, states that bring on Fort Henry commenced to-day at noon. One hundred and fifty guns were fired, but the result was unknown. The firing had ceased.