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tructed a line of telegraph through Gloucester county, but removed it without making any use of it. The object of this is supposed to have been to communicate with Grant's army when he made his base of supplies at the White House; but his sudden change to the Southside rendered its completion unnecessary. It is currently reported, have been increased in size, and on Wednesday the inhabitants were surprised by a succession of thirty-two pounders, crashing in their very midst. The rumor that Grant was evacuating his position in front of Petersburg has been revived, but this idea is purely imaginary. He could not, consistently with his professions or with sa the county of Prince George abounds in no perpetual springs, lobbing up for the nourishment of man, and beast, while the dealing out of whiskey rations, for which Grant is said to be famous, will but increase the evil. We see no prospect for the Yankees in their present position but to dry up and wither under the scorching rays o
ontain not one word from Sherman, and nothing official from Grant. Gold, in New York, on the 2d, was quoted at 235: From the enemy's position at Petersburg. It is evident that Gen. Grant is butting his head there against a stone wall, with aboo, whether, after all, it would not have been better for Gen. Grant to have moved on Richmond from Harrison's Landing, when eater loss than have been the actions before Petersburg. Gen Grant must meet and defeat the Confederate army somewhere beforthe defence of Richmond, which he could not have had, if Gen. Grant had not crossed over to the southside of the James riveran be expected of them. It is reported to-day that General Grant has summoned Petersburg to surrender, and threatens to shell the place unless the demand is complied with Gen. Grant may do this; but the only effect of the bombardment of Petersbged that a bargain had been struck at Washington by which Gen Grant was to receive the brightest military honors the nation c