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l visit some prominent points, from which you will no doubt received some interesting and judicious letters relative to the movements of the enemy, besides some well written descriptive sketches of the section of North Carolina now menaced by the Yankee forces that are striving to "possess the land." We have no late news here from the North Carolina coast. What I know of our army movements relative thereto, I will not state. It is not improbable that the enemy will shortly attack Roanoke Island, and if successful, which is by no means certain, an attempt will be made to take possession of Elizabeth City, and other small towns on the sounds and rivers. It is also believed by some persons that Burnside's intention is, if possible, to concentrate a large force in the neighborhood of Elizabeth City, and thence march towards Norfolk for the purpose of an attack in the rear. This, however, is very doubtful; and it is probable that the crippled fleet, with all its shivering Hessian