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have been reduced to want and distress by the late fire in our sister city. Heavy guns were heard here again this morning, the sound coming apparently from Old Point. These discharges of cannon are getting so frequent that they excite now but little concern. It reports are true about the attack that is to be made on Norfolkand about the great preparations that are going on in New York and Boston for that purpose, we shall shortly have more noise than usual between this location and Old Point. Many of our people have already commenced preparations for Christmas, intending to have a good time in spite of war times and high prices. Just eight ble public property uninjured, is too well known to be repeated here. A large number of exchanged prisoners are expected here to-day, by flag of truce, from Old Point. The weather continues fine, and our troops could not have more charming days to prepare for the rigors of winter and to put all thing in readiness for the