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Eastern North Carolina. Twelve regiments left Newbern on Saturday, and it was the opinion of persons living near Newbern that their destination was Wilmington. The more general belief, however, is that they design an attack upon Weldon or Petersburg. On Sunday two transports and five gunboats ascended the Chowan, and it is said that a land force, estimated at ten thousand, has been seen in motion from the neighborhood of Suffolk. This would seem to indicate a movement on Weldon. The Raleigh Progress says that a private dispatch from Weldon to a member of the North Carolina Legislature, received on Tuesday night, states that it was reported that the enemy were landing a large force in Gates county. If this be true, an immediate attack on Weldon may be looked for.
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