NEW YORK, March 31. – No news in specials this morning. The Times has the following:
Capt. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, has returned to-day from a visit to Fort Monroe. He reports everything quiet there. The population has increased lately at the Fort by persons drawn hither with a desire to witness the approaching duel between the Merrimac and Monitor, if the captain of the Merrimac will again venture a fight in Hampton Roads.
Instead of 3 mills per pound on printing paper, as proposed in the original Tax bill, the House agreed to a 3 per cent. ad valorem tax.
Water was yesterday let into the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, in its whole length. Navigation will be immediately resumed.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 4