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[for the Richmond Dispatch.] Among the passengers last week from Old Point to Norfolk, was Miss Susan Archer Talley, of Virginia. Miss Talley accompanied the family of Lieutenant Hunter, of thch they experienced considerable difficulty in getting through, being detained several days at Old Point, waiting for a flag of truce to Norfolk. The steam-tug Fanny took them as far as Sewell's Poithe party had ever seen. Mr. Herbert was not permitted to proceed to Norfolk, but returned to Old Point in the Fanny. Of the courtesy and kindness of the U. S. officers, and of the President and Cadies speak very highly. Mr. Falls, President, gave the party a free passage from Baltimore to Old Point, and at the latter place the officers exerted themselves to procure for them the comforts and rty, with various Southerners, had made a futile attempt to get through at Harper's Ferry. At Old Point no male passenger is permitted to land without first taking the oath of allegiance to the Unit
of our most respected officers at this station. Lieut. M. jumped on board, drew his revolver, and would have shot the rascal in presence of the whole crew, but for the timely prevention of a number of our men. This took place on Monday, a flag of truce having gone down on that day. Our men are not to be insulted by the base hirelings of Abe Lincoln, who pay no regard to even innocent women who plead protection at their hands. Troops have been taken from Newport News and stationed at Old Point. It is stated this morning that the Hygeia Hotel was consumed by fire last night. I place no confidence in the rumor. Another account is that a Federal steamer in the Roads had met with the same fate; but confirmation is wanting in either case. I regret to say that one of our picket guards belonging to the Alabama Regiment, was shot through the arm at his post. He instantly discharged his revolver, but nobody could be seen. A guard was dispatched to find the cause of the wanderin
The schooner Tropic Wind. --The British schooner Tropic Wind was seized by the blockading squadron of Old Abe, near Old Point, and carried to Washington, where, after an examination, she was released, and given in custody of her captain. At the latter place the captain shipped a crew of four negroes, it being impossible to get other hands. At the mouth of the Rappahannock the vessel stopped and engaged the services of a white man as mate, and then sailed for Halifax, N. S., whither she was bound when stopped by Lincoln's pirates. As she was going to sea, she was again seized, and the negro sailors being called in as witnesses, testified to Capt Layton's strong secession proclivities. The mate was taken ashore and confined in the fortress, and the schooner being anchored under one of the guns of the men-of-war, a guard of three soldiers was set over the captain. This was on Monday night, during which two of Lincoln's soldiers went to sleep. The other one the captain contriv
p the subjoined summary of war news, as reported at the North: From Fortress Monroe. The steamer Adelaide, Captain Cannon, arrived yesterday morning from Old Point Comfort, but brought no news of interest. Among her passengers were Thurlow Weed of Albany, and Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts.--We learn from passengers thatimportance being, caused by the visit of a rifle-shot in rather dangerous proximity to her magazines. Last night the Mount Vernon arrived at 10 o'clock from Old Point. Everything was quiet at Fortress Monroe, but great preparations for war were still going on. The Anacosta lies in Hampton Roads, together with the Cumberland, hooner Thompson, which came by the Point on Friday, reports seeing about four hundred troops there drilling near the shore. The Mount Vernon brought up from Old Point twenty 24-pound boat howitzers for use on the Potomac. The Philadelphia, Baltimore, Powhatan, Robert Leslie and Jas. Guy are at the wharves, but the Leslie