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ernment has contracted for ten thousand tons of pig iron to be delivered here, with the privilege of increasing the amount to twenty thousand tons. From Roanoke Island — no Burnside--Gov. Wise. The Norfolk Day Book, of yesterday, contains the following: The steamer Arrow, Capt. Slocum, arrived here last night via Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, in fourteen hours, having left Roanoke island on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. By a gentleman who came passenger, we learn all was quiet at the Island when he left. Commodore Lynch's fleet of gun-boats are still lying there, waiting for the arrival of the Yankees. None of his gun-boats have e is still confined to his bed, and unable to attend to his laborious duties. He has designed many improvements which will greatly strengthen the defences at Roanoke island. It would have been well for the country if he had been assigned to that command several months ago. We hope it is not yet too late, and that his health may
received at the War Department, from Hyde county, N. C., announcing that from fifty to a hundred of the enemy's vessels have left Hatteras and sailed towards Roanoke Island. Our special dispatch from North Carolina communicates the same intelligence. This movement may be in pursuance of the Federal programme, which, we have been led to believe, is to precipitate an attack at some important point on the coast; and as Roanoke Island commands a rear approach to Norfolk, it is at least within the range of possibility that we may have stirring news from that direction at an early day. Roanoke Island also command the valley of Roanoke river, probably the richRoanoke Island also command the valley of Roanoke river, probably the richest of all the valley country in North Carolina, and is, beyond doubt, the most important strategic point on that coast. If it be the enemy's object to harass and despoil the country, his success would entail severe damage upon the people. The possession of the Island even would give him easy access to several rich counties by n
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Later from the Burnside fleet.the Armada Moves. [special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Goldsboro', N. C., Feb. 6. --The Burnside fleet is moving. Intelligence of this fact has just been brought up. Seventy-five sail are reported to have passed Hyde county, N. C. The destination of the expedition is supposed to be Roanoke Island. W. B. S.
[Associated press Dispatch.] Goldsboro', N. C., Feb. 5. --Information has been received here, direct from Hyde county, N. C., to the effect that the Burnside fleet, numbering from 50 to 100 vessels, moved from Hatteras yesterday, and went in the direction of Roanoke Island.