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From Fortress Monroe. Fortress Monroe, August 24. --The Seminole, from the blockade off Charleston, has arrived, bringing the schooner Albion, loaded with sugar, coffee and fruit. She was sailing under British colors. The Seminole will undergo some repairs and return to the blockade off Charleston, with her consorts, Roanoke and Vandalia.
cannon firing having been heard this portion Saturday morning last, it produced considerable remark, and much curiosity was expressed to understand the cause of it. During the day a report reached the city that a British steam frigate was in the offing, and exchanged salutes with the Yankee steamship Wabash.--She was supposed by many to be the British steam frigate Rinaldo, that has lately been off Beaufort, North Carolina, and which vessel is certainly somewhere off the coast, looking after British interests and investigating the nature of the Lincoln blockade. At 2 o'clock. P. M., the steamer Gordon went outside, but could see nothing of the strange vessel. She may have been a British man-of-war, but the general impression i that she was one of the Lincoln fleet, bound South, which touched off this port as she passed, and paid her respects to the flag ship. The blockading vessels now near this harbor are the Wabash steam frigate and Vandalia sailing sloop.--Charleston Courier.
municated with the Gordon, and received from the latter the consular letters, &c. The wind being right in the harbor, the boat was taken in tow, in order to facilitate her return, and during this, there being a sharp sea on, the barge on several occasions came near capsizing, and she was struck by a wave which carried away her flag and staff; the jack tars, however, hung on, and were finally carried well up to windward. The Steady, it was thought, would leave for New York immediately. The Vandalia sloop-of-war and a propeller were noticed off the bar blockading. A charge of treason Merged into misdemeanor. On the State docket of the Davidson county (N. C.) superior court the only case that attracted much interest was the Hilton case. Some two months since John W. Hilton was arrested on a charge of treason. When the Sheriff went to serve the warrant, Hilton made violent resistance, but was overpowered and taken before Judge Saunders, who sent him to prison. The acting Sol
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