though somewhat sorry that he fell into the "snap." He gave the marshal some facts about the movements of the rebel army, one of which was that Wise is to retreat until he joins Lee, then the twain will combine to meet Rosencranz with a force of twenty thousand men. He says that Colonels Woodruff and Neff are at Richmond, Va.
Peace meetings in Connecticut.
Several meetings of those favorable to peace have lately been held in Connecticut.
Among a number of resolutions adopted at Stonington were the following:
Resolved, That this Union, formed by the consent of the several States, and founded on the good will of the people, cannot be preserved by the bayonet and sword of the soldier, or of a military despotism, and that the result of a continued civil war can only be the permanent dissolution of a Union which, while constitutionally administered and respected, has made us the most prosperous of all nations, and would continue to do so and be a blessing to our people, if
Affairs at Panama. Washington, Dec. 26.
--The flag officer of the Pacific squadron, writing from Panama under date of December 13th, says: "All remains quiet at Panama and throughout the Isthmus.
The recent recognition of the Mosquito Government by the authorities of Panama seems to have tranquilized the public mind, and produced a general feeling of security not experienced for many years past."
Heavy cannonading heard on the coast of long Island. Stonington, Conn., Dec. 26.
--All day heavy cannonading has been heard in the direction of Gardner's Bay. Long Island.
A messenger from Fisher's Island reports a mysterious light last evening in that vicinity.
Arrival of the Arago. New York, Dec. 26.
--The steamer Arago with Gen. Scott among her passengers arrived here at 5:30 P. M. Her news is anticipated.
She brought full files of papers but no mails, which are on the Edinburgh.
A rebel vessel captured. New York, Dec. 26.
d, and after a short but sharp fight, repulsed them handsomely.
The enemy's movement was watched by a party of our scouts, who first discovered them about 12 o'clock, near Mr. Richard Williams's farm, in Dinwiddie, a half mile west of the Jerusalem Plankroad, and some three miles from the Weldon road.
They consisted of Hancock's 2d corps and a brigade of cavalry.
We captured Lieut Col Romer B Stonghton, of the 2d. U. S. Sharpshooters, a Captain, and some ten or twelve privates.
Col Stonington was wounded in the Wilderances fights, but has recovered.
Arrival of the prisoners.
A batch of prisoners, taken near the Weldon railroad yesterday afternoon, were brought to Major Ker's headquarters last night, and by him turned over to Provost Marshal Hawes.
They state that they belong to the 2d army corps, (Hancock's) and had been in the trenches around Petersburg up to Monday, night.
They were then relieved by a new army corps, the number of which they did not learn.