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w hours may show. The hulk of the brig Dolphin, the upper portion of which was burned by the Federal incendiaries in April, has been raised. The hulk of the big ship Pennsylvania will also be raised shortly. Most of the guns of the latter are in a serviceable condition. The metal of these old hulks will fully repay the cost and trouble of raising them from the bed of the river. A splendid sword, of Richmond manufacture, was presented, yesterday, to Lieutenant J. Jett, of the Norfolk county Riflemen. The presentation took place at the navy-yard. The addresses on the occasion were patriotic and appropriate. Two ladies of this city are engaged in the commendable work of soliciting funds in behalf of those persons who were formerly residents of the town of Hampton, and who, having been driven from their homes by the Yankee intruders upon Virginia soil, leaving their property at the mercy of the Hessians, are, many of them, in destitute circumstances. On Thursday ev
y the ordinance, as follows: Be ordained. That the number of members in which this State is entitled in the House of Representative of the Confederate States will continue to be apportioned amongst the several counties and corporations of the State, arranged into sixteen districts, as follows: Middlesex Accomac, Northampton, King Counties, Gloucester Matthews, Lancaster, Cumberland, Richmond, Essex, King & Queen, and Northumberland shall be the First District. Norfolk city, Norfolk co., Princess Anne, Richmond, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Greenville, shall be the Second District. City of Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Charles City, New Kent, Elizabeth City, Warwick, James City, Williamsburg, and Berg shall be the Third District. City of Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Amelia, Nottoway, Cumberland, Greenland, and Prince George shall be the Fourth District. Prince Edward, Brunswick, Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, Charlotte, Halifax, and App
d timely assistance rendered them. Our busy little fleet in the Old North State are, for the most part, as follows: Sea Bird--Flag-officer Lynch. Curlew--Captain Hunter. Fanny--Captain Taylor. Forrest--Captain Hoole. Ellis--Captain Cooke. Winslow--(Sunk and partially burned,) Captain McCarrick. The soldier who was recently found guilty by court-martial of a revolting crime, and condemned to be executed, suffered the penalty of death yesterday, in Norfolk county, seven miles from Portsmouth. Having been conducted out to the place of execution, the doomed man was shot. Thirty men aimed their guns at the culprit, and three bells passing through his body, he fell and died almost immediately. Gen. Henry A. Wise, one of Virginia's most brave men, the able statesman and brilliant orator, arrived here yesterday, accompanied by his son, the gallant Capt. O. J. Wise, and has gone out to his beautiful farm in Princess Anne, about eight miles from t
nty-four prisoners and safely delivered them to our army. The gentleman who received the letter has remitted $10, as a contribution to a fund to be expended in purchasing a medal for the brave and faithful colored man who performed the valuable service alluded to. T. B. Rowland, Esq., of this city, will receive contributions for the object named, and see that any money intended therefore shall be properly appropriated. Very fair samples of cotton, produced by Mr. Jas. G. Hodges, of Norfolk county, have been recently exhibited in our city. It is believed that the cultivation of the great Southern staple in this section of our State would prove profitable. Quite a long time ago, say twenty- five years, considerable attention was paid to the culture of cotton in some of the Southeastern counties of this State; and before gins had come in general use, a "cotton picking," on a long winter's night, was deemed by the boys and girls in the country an important institution. I have
t week by flag of truce from Fortress Monroe; preached an excellent sermon yesterday in Christ Church, (Episcopal.) Mr. W. is stopping with his family at the Atlantic Hotel. I learn that he met with some difficulty in getting away from the misealled city of Brotherly Love. I trust he has shaken the dust from his feet. Yesterday morning, at about 11 o'clock, a fire broke out in a saw mill in the Navy-Yard. It is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. A detachment of the Norfolk County Patriots, stationed at the Yard, quickly extinguished the fire with the engines belonging to the establishment. Little damage was done. For the first time in the recollection of your correspondent, an office of some importance goes begging in Norfolk. Mr. Garnett, the chief collector of the Confederate war tax, advertises for a collector for this city, and intimates that unless some suitable person in the city or district will take the office, a collector from another part of the
Thomas Hall an old and very estimable citizen of Smith county, Tenn., died on the . He was a native of Norfolk county, Va.
a. The Yankees again Shelling Sewell's Point. The Norfolk Day Book, of the 18th inst., contains the following account of another little exploit of the Yankees against Sewell's Point: The Federals at the Rip Raps amused themselves on Thursday last by throwing a number of shells at Sewell's Point. The shells thrown were of a new pattern, and were doubtless sent for the purpose of testing their qualities. One of them, which fell about thirty yards from Corporal Larke, of the Norfolk County Light Guard, who was on picket duty with a squad of men at the time, was after wards dug up by that gentleman and brought to this city yesterday. Corporal Larke informs us that fifty-three of these shells were thrown at himself and party, but that a number of them did not explode. The one he recovered buried itself some five feet in the earth, and on taking it out he removed the small brass cover and took off the cap, which was thought to be defective. One of the shells struck a g
r way South. One of the officers was a Captain, and the others Lieutenants. They accompanied Mrs. Epping, the lady of a prominent gentleman of Savannah, Ga., and, on arriving at the fort, permission was positively refused them to go on board the boat that left under flag of truce. No reason was named for the detention, and notwithstanding the earnest remonstrance of the officers, they were compelled to remain at Old Point. In addition to the names already mentioned of citizens of Norfolk county who have lost negroes within a few days past, are the following:--S. B. Tatem, 4; Mr. Jordan, 1; Calvin Jones, 3; Philip Biddle, 1; J. W. Miller, 3; Mr. Duke, 1. Those who have made their escape within the lines of the enemy are said to be valuable men. Although guard is constantly kept on the shore, some twenty or more succeeded in getting off in a large boat, and are doubtless at Fort Monroe. The workmen in the navy-yard deserve great praise for the patriotic and commendable spir
From Norfolk. runaway negroes--"Bohemian" gone to North Carolina--the news, &c. [special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb. 3, 1862. I learn that more slaves effected their escape last week from Norfolk county. They belong to farmers residing on or near Tanner's creek. They doubtless get off at night in boats sufficiently large to cross the Roads and land them at or near Fortress Monroe. The loss of valuable negro men falls heavily upon the gentlemanly and kind-hearted farmers and gardeners in the section of the county above mentioned, and prompt and judicious measures should at once be taken to prevent slaves from getting off by water to the forts and vessels of the common enemy. The deluded negroes, thus leaving their best friends and comfortable homes, where they are fed, clothed, and allowed all reasonable privileges, vainly suppose that they will fare better, and the more favorably situated, under the protection of the Yankees, than at ho
We learn from him the following facts: On Thursday at 3 o'clock six of the gunboats (side-wheel steamers) of the enemy appeared of the month of the Albemarle and Currituck canal, and fired a few cannon shots at the camp of Gen. Wise, then at the bridge a mile or so distant. The General deemed it proper to withdraw toward Currituck Court-House, as he had no means of defence against the guns of the boats. This he did. Subsequently he ordered a further withdrawal to Great Bridge, in Norfolk county. A few of the enemy landed at the canal — say two or three hundred; but they did not leave the protection of the boats while observed. General wise had only some 1200 men. Hen ningsen' batteries were not with him. On Tuesday, a flag of truce steamer went over to Roanoke Island, and returned to Norfolk on Thursday evening, bringing the bodies of Captains Wise and Coles, and Lieut. selden, accompanied by Dr. Cole, Surgeon of the Wise Legion, released on parole.-- Capt. W. died the
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