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was a rush made to meet them, and there was barely time given them to halt, before they were surrounded and plied with all manner of questions. The crowd having satisfied themselves with looking at the cannon, and wondering what Forts Sumter or Pickens wanted with flying artillery, returned to their posts on the docks and vessels, and watched with the utmost patience the operations going on on board the vessel, expecting each moment to see the ponderous wheels begin to revolve; but they waitedrobability, occur in Charleston harbor. The Government, he says, having decided some days ago to evacuate Fort Sumter, were about sending an order detailing how it should-be done, but General Beauregard, who is in command, in conjunction with Gov. Pickens, refused to accept their plan of evacuation. What the order or plan proposed by the Government here was is not fully known, but it is understood that they wanted to leave a small force to protect the property of the United States. This the C
is Government orders it, and, as I have all along said, I do not believe they will order it.--The truth is, the old (I was about to say Washington, but I will never again associate that dear name with the rotten and treacherous party now in power,) Government — the Black Republican Government --has become a stench in our nostrils. We put no confidence on earth in what they say. They declare they have no intention of reinforcing. Everything goes to prove that false; and I will predict that Pickens will be reinforced in a week, and that an attempt will be made here, too. I also predict, and you mark it, that Anderson will not come out of Sumter until he is shelled out. Mark another thing: that he will be shelled out in less than a week. We cannot bear it longer. Our sons, brothers, clerks and mechanics are all away from business, and we do not intend to bear with it longer.--Three fire-engines were sent to Morris' Island yesterday. Should the soldiers' quarters be fired by ball or