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ance with the agreement with Brazil, the crew of the Florida has been sent out, on board a Yankee steamer, to England. Five of the fleet of vessels on which are loading the cotton captured at Savannah by General Sherman, arrived at Port Royal, South Carolina, on the 28th ultimo. There are twelve more vessels of the fleet, and when all had arrived at Port Royal they would sail for this city, under convoy of several revenue cutters. The Chicago Evening Journal states that the bulk of thof the fleet, and when all had arrived at Port Royal they would sail for this city, under convoy of several revenue cutters. The Chicago Evening Journal states that the bulk of the army of General Thomas has been sent down the Tennessee to engage in active operations in a more vital field. Dispatches from General Thomas's army represent everything there as still remaining quiet. A deserter reports that the Confederate army, under Hood, is at Tuscumbia, Alabama, being re- organized.
s captured Savannah cotton, arrived at New York on the 14th. The Kewanee, another of the convoying steamers, arrived at Newport, Rhode Island. But neither of these steamers brought with them any of the cotton-laden craft, the latter being parted with by the Flag in a gale on the day of sailing off Charleston, and by the Kewanee and Wayanda on the 10th instant. The Kewanee and Wayanda experienced a severe gale on Sunday morning last off Barnegat, and suffered some damage.--When they left Port Royal another large fleet, laden with cotton, was lying there, and would sail in a few days. Miscellaneous. It is reported that General Hindman left Shreveport, Louisiana, for Mexico recently. The Yankees alleged that he has gone to join Maximilian's army. Thomas H. Siddons, a printer, from Richmond, Virginia, who had been in the Confederate army and captured, but taken the oath, was arrested in Baltimore for hurrahing for Jeff. Davis. The Yankee Senate has confirmed the nomi
lation of Charleston consisted entirely of the poorer classes, who were unable to get away; the rich had for several days been removing. The persons who remained were in want; they had nothing to eat and no means of obtaining anything. Their situation is described as much worse than that of the inhabitants of Savannah after the capture of that city. There is information that the evacuation of Charleston began nearly three weeks ago. A rebel officer, who deserted and was examined at Port Royal, gave some of the details; but they were not then believed. Since that time the rebels have been at work removing stores; though all the heavy supplies were left. The only information in regard to the rebels is that the direction taken by them in their flight was northward, and that their number was about fourteen thousand. An expedition of Union troops to Bull's Bay, a short time before the evacuation, was, it is understood, intended to cut the railroad north of the city; but,
Cotton market at Savannah, Ga. New York, December 27. --The steamer Leo, from Savannah on the 23d instant, via Port Royal, arrived at this port this morning. The Savannah Herald reports the cotton market as unchanged at 48@49 cents for middlings, with a stock of 10,000 bales in port. All the rivers are now in good boating condition to the interior.
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