s to rendezvous at Key West, a fact which affords pretty strong presumptive proof that Mobile or New Orleans is shortly to be honored with a visit from Uncle Samuel.
The fleet will probably be at the "Key" by the 1st of March.
A letter from Captain Rodgers, of the ship Macaulay, states that he was boarded by the Sumter near Genoa; but her pirate Captain, on learning that the ship hailed from Baltimore, allowed her to proceed on her voyage without molestation.
It is reported from Gen. Banks's head-quarters to Gen. McClellan that within the past week numbers of Virginians have got through our lines, reached Frederick, and presented themselves, desiring to be enrolled in the service of the United States.
A gentleman who arrived from Curiluck Sound yesterday says that several of our gunboats arrived at the canal on Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, and commenced firing shot and shelf upon the rebels who were engaged in destroying the canal.
Senator Latham is preparing