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bouts ready for the ascent. The twenty transports, preceded by the twenty gunboats, started from the Mississippi on the 10th, and ascended the Red river as far as what is called the Old river, when we turned into the Atchafa lays, instead of continuing up Red river. We found it, for twelve miles, a deep and navigable stream. Touching the naval force it may be well to remark that a more formidable fleet was never under a single command than that now on the western rivers under Admiral Porter. The following paragraph, from the same letter, is worth extracting. Sherman's men, it seems, have brought disgrace on the Red river forces of Gen. Banks. They ought to be excused, for what with their natural aptitude for pillage, how could they be expected to be honest after having the experience of Sharman's advance to Selma: I should not be a faithful historian (says the writer) if I omitted to mention that the conduct of the troops, since the late raid of Gen. Sherm
smouth. --An "election" was held in Portsmouth, Va., last week. Over the head of the simon pure ticket was printed "For President, Abraham Lincoln — subject to the Union nomination." About 400 votes were cast. Dan Collins was re-elected Mayor, getting 46 more votes than his competitor, John C. Neville — P. H. Daughtry was elected Commonwealth's Attorney by a majority of 44 over Lieutenant Governor L. P. C. Cowper. The other officers chosen were Dempsey Nash, Clerk of the Court; John J. Williams, Commissioner of the Revenue; J. M. Fleming, City Sergeant; and Chas. C. Jordan, City Surveyor. and Chas. C. Jordan, City Surveyor. The Sidermen are: John W Tucker, Wm. G Webb, Thomas Kain, and L C Adams. Common Councilmen.--John H Burroughs. Thomas Kala, Thomas Moran, Mitchum Noet, P. H. Daughtry, Lemuel H Williams, A C Dunham, Joseph H Porter, Nicholas Shacklock, John Wilson, Richard McLean, and Wm Walker. Constables — Eugene Kelly, George H Johnson, Wm E Minter and John Q Ad