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ever, too insignificant to produce any impression against the Pasha's power in that country.

Nothing certain is known of the proceedings of Admiral STOP- roan before Alexandria. or of Commodore NAPIER on the Syrian coast. Rumour, indeed, has placed the latter in possession of Beyrout; but the rumour has not been confirmed. In the mean time, the consols or the Four European Powers continue at Alex- andria, and negotietions are still talked of liar settling the affairs of Syria without bloodshed.