bers.--Philadelphia Press, July 25.
An expedition of 300 men under Lieut. Crosby, U. S. A., left Fortress Monroe to reconnoitre in Back River, Va., where it burned nine sloops and schooners, and made prize one schooner laden with bacon and corn.--N. Y. Times, July 27.
This day the loyal citizens of Baltimore, Md., presented an American flag to the Massachusetts Eighth Regiment.
The flag, which is of the richest banner silk, was presented in an eloquent and apropriate speech by Perley Lovejoy, Esq., which was responded to by Colonel Hinks, who alluded to the many kind friends the regiment had made in the city of Baltimore.--Baltimore American, July 25.
The Presbytery of South Alabama met at Selma, Alabama, and severed its ecclesiastical connection with the General Assembly of the United States, and recommended a meeting of a Confederate States Assembly at Memphis, Tennessee, on the 4th of December next.
Though not in favor of a preliminary convention, yet the Presbytery