SprmgfíeHj Mo, Nov. 3. rday small búdica of tlic enemy come witbiu twelve miles of us, and news waa reeeired of thé approach of their ailvanco, 2,800 strong. Preparutaous woru makiug to go out and attack tliem, wiien Gen. Fremout received tlie itioual arde? from Washington, relteviug liiin at once froni his bommand. Simlilfaiieously carne thc netfspápers annouocing the fuet, and the iqtelligence spread like wildlire tbroughout tlie oamps, and oreated iodesoribable exoitement and bdigDation. Grout uainbeig of offieers sigmfied their inteution to rcsign at once, aud tnanj companies laid down their arma, deolaring they would fight onder no one but Fremout. The General spent muob of tho afternoon expostulating with tho officers, and urging them by their patriot sin, and their personal regard tbr Iiiin, not to abandon their posta. He also issued tho followiug farewell o-dor to tho troops: - Hkad Quaktbrs Wkst'.v Dep't, ) Springfield, N07. 2, 1801. "SOLDIKIÏS OK TUK Ml88IS8IPPI AlïMY. - Agreeably to orders this day reoeivedy I take luave of you. Álthough our aríny has been of sudden growth, we havo grown up together and I have beooma familiar with the brave and generom spirits v.hich you briñg to the d'efense of your country and wliich makes me anticipate for you a brilliant career. Contii, ue as you liavebegun and give to my suceessor tlie same cordial and enthusiastio suj p irt with whic-h you have encouraged me. Emula te thc spleúdid example wlnch you have already bufore you, and let me remaiu as í ara, proud of tho noble army whieh I have thus far laborod to bring fcogether.. ''SoLDiiíiis : I regret to leave you most sinccrely. I thank you for the regard and confidence you have invariably showu to me. I deeply regret that I sliall not liavo the honor to luad you to the victory whicb you are just about to win, but I sball claim to share with you in the joy Of every triompb, and trust always to be fraternally romembered by my companions in arma "Signed, J. C FRKMONT, "Major-General U. S. A " Thc ftíeling ran intensely high during tlie wholo of last evening, and tliere was a mectLig alniost everywhere. Tho various bandb screnadod tho General, and tt'hcnever he appcarcd he was greeted with ehcers, fhough after notifying Gen. Hunter, as bis arder dírected, he had no loi.'gar com nand over the troops. lie spuut scveral hours in inaking a personal oxatninatiou of the grounds about the city, to be prepared for a buttle, and iu accordauee with a writteu reijuest from ail thc Brigadier GeoeraFa nere, he reoiained through the night to load the army in case of attack. AU the troops slept on their arms; many oííiuers remained up all night, and and an attack was hourly expected, but DOthing more oceurred than tüe firingupon our pickets on two different roads. Tlie enemy are now encamped on the oíd Wilson Creok battle grouud. Geu. Fremout is prepared to lcavc for 8t Louis, and will go as soon as Gen. Pope arrivés, who bus been sent forward and will take comtnand till Gen. Ilunter gets herc Universal gloom prevails througbout the Camps. A battle will undoub'.edly occur ere long. Our troops wül meet tbc enemy finnly, but they are disheartened and have lot their enthusiasm. - : The liody Guard who could not have been indnoed to reinain and who will uow disband, as the ternas of their enüstment permit aeoompany Gen. Fremont, and also liis ei, tire Staff, inckiding Gou. A.sboth, Cominander of the first División. Gen. Fremont will permit no demonstration from the troops on bia departure.