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Warlike Movements

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There can be no doubt that our Govorntuont is acting in concert with the military autboritics in preparing for posibl diffioultiea with the United States. GeneTal Williara's western joumey was preceded by a visit to Quebec. Tbe work of throwing up fortifieations nr tbe Old Fort ia progrcssing rapidly nnder thfl immediate superintendence of Lieut. Storer, Boyal Enginecrs. About ene hundred men bclongiug to the 30th Regiment are at work on the cinbaükment which is about ten fcet in heiglit. - The men haudle tbo picks and spades with great spirit, tlicir Crimean experience having mado tbem adept3 at this kind of work. The etubatikmcnt, wil], it il said, be pierced for ten guns - probably nine 04-pounders and one Armtrong gun - but tbc officers do not gii-e much infonuation on the subject. Bentrien have been posted all around the work)!, and no onc is allowed to approach within fifty yards of the place where the men aro at work. Tho gun carriages liave arrived and were drawn to the Old Fort on Mcr,day ereniog on wagons belonging to ilesirs, SUeddon & Co. The artillery are expected to arrive to day. - VariouB conjecturos are afloat regardiug the extent of the fortifioatious, but littlc faith inay be placed on the rumore,- Thero can be no doubt, howcver, tliat the garriíon will bo thoroughly fortiüed, but tha entire plan it is eaid will not be deciied nn uutil Gen, Williams returns from


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Michigan Argus