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From Pensacola. --A letter to the Mobile Advertiser, dated Pensacola, Wednesday night, July 10, says: About noon to-day we had quite a blow from the Southwest, which at one time threatened with its violence the U. S. steamer Mississippi, riding at anchor about a mile and a half from the shore. Her position created evidently some anxiety in the fleet, as one of the gunboats at the time under steam near Fort Pickens, came down to render assistance in case of need. In Bowery parlance she "ripp'd and charged mightly, but held on like a bull-dog to the bottom. "
From Pensacola. --The First Blood near Fort Pickens.--A special dispatch to the Mobile Register, bearing date Pensacola, July 13, says: "Captain James H. Clanton, of the Montgomery Rifles, fired on the launch of a Federal steamer, which approached too near his lines this morning, with much effect. The launch was near East Pass, and Clanton's fire killed several men, among them the commanding officer.