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elaborate preparations to subdue the colonies. They were supreme by sea. General Washington had concentrated his forces at New York. He had 27,000 men. The enemy haout firing a gun or seeing the enemy, and in spite of the remonstrances of Gen. Washington and their own officers. New York was then abandoned, with the loss ofpursued by other disasters. Fort Washington--rather against the advice of Gen. Washington--was defended. The garrison made a gallant defence, killing several hundre troops quitted the army "by regiments, half regiments, and companies, " General Washington crossed into the Jerseys, into which he was followed by a victorious enemf British successes. Their army embarked in the next campaign, and for weeks Washington was ignorant of their destination. To avoid the forts which he had erected ot from an enemy entirely in possession of the sea is impracticable." But Washington never disbanded his army, and his victories were chiefly in the interior wher
move down their northern defensive line within the boundaries of the seven original seceding cotton States--south Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Texas. Compressed within these limits, and invested and invaded on all sides, the people of the cotton States will be very apt to make short work of the rump of the Davis Government and the demoralized remnants of his wasted armies. And such are the prospects under which, on this anniversary of the birth of Washington, Jeff. Davis is to be inaugurated in Richmond as President, for six years, of a Southern Confederacy which will probably be reduced to its birthplace, the swamps of South Carolina, within less than six weeks. The Roanoke Island Captures. Under the heading of Capture of "F. F. V's" a recent Northern account says: The prisoners captured in the Forty-sixth and the Fifty-ninth Virginia Regiment comprise a greater portion of the genuine fire-eaters than have before fallen into our
Ranaway. --From the subscriber, my negro boy Lewis Washington — bright mulatto; thick set; about 15 years old I will pay a liberal reward for his delivery to me. S. S. Cottrell, Main street, fe 25--3t* Near corner of 13th.