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From Norfolk. probable engagement near Newport News--the escape of Baker to Fort Pickens--Lincoln's message — appointment — measures taken in Portsmouth for the relief of the Poor, &c. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Dec. 7, 1861. Discharges of heavy ordnance were heard here yesterday, in the morning, and indeed during the greater part of the day. Persons who came up last evening from Old Point, in the steamer that went down with a flag of truce, state tonroe and Newport News, and it is not improbable that a fight took place not far from the latter place yesterday. It is stated that Lieut. Adam Baker, who was in the Confederate service, left his command a short time since, and escaped to Fort Pickens. Baker, who is a native of South Carolina, is quite well known in our city, where he lived when hostilities commenced, having had charge of a corps of marines at the Navy-Yard. He resigned in April and subsequently went South. His condu