'The Hellespont has brought home the Cape mail, with news
from Gra- ham's Town to the 23d December. The expedition across the Bei into the teriitory of Krell had set out, 4000 strong, and so far as was known had been tolerably successful. Despite terribly stormy weather one por- tion of it had captured some 2000 head of cattle. As was expected, the Caffres were renewing their activity in our rear. An attempt to surprise fort Alice had been repelled.