The following statement nppearri u ihe Balünioi'e Exchangt of '1 hursduy lust : ■ "Wo published yestordny, as a cur-. reut report, that a goverurnent ágenti was in tlus city buying up uil the oldschooners, oyster boats, and isir.;ll y?ssels oí a similar olas.-!, for the 'pürpoáts of taking thein áout'h and si'nkiug them at tho mouths of rivera and niets; with ii view to ellectuaüy cbstruet iheir'i navigu'.iuii by connnerciul Vüssels and privutoer. Öubsequent inquiry ena'olcH na to stato thutthe report is i'nlly üoiiörmed; that a largs namber ut' sucli vusaels have been purchusedj tt-." others have been seized und oarriad oii by tho naval Üutitla that ha.s úeen crUising for some time past amoog thu creeka and nieta of the Buy shore; that. twen tv or more of these vessels wer. loaded with stpne within á ciay ortwoi past at PurtïSüp'osit, aiid ti;ut othera have tol f o wed, or are ubout to follow.. to be freiglited in a similar inattner, lt is also knüwn that team tugs havo been botight, whicli will bo emploved in towiug these vesseld to their "respective places of destination, and that: seVerul pf the merchante and passenger steamers belonging to the líay linas, have eaeh been títted with a mast lor some purpose, probably connected with the expedition. lt is sunuised that a portion of the veesels to be sunk aro to be taken to tho coast of XorÜi Carolina, und that oihers are intended to b&, used in obtructiag tlje tributaries vo our own Bay."