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refer to the annexed documents marked--, taken in connection with further facts, which I now proceed to relate: Early in April the attention of the whole country, as well as that of our Commissioners, was attracted to extraordinary preparations for an extensive military and naval expedition in New York and other Northern ports. These preparations commenced in secrecy, for an expedition whose destination was concealed, only became known when nearly completed, and on the 5th, 6th and 7th of April, transports and vessels of war, with troops, munitions and military supplies, sailed from Northern ports bound Southwards.--Alarmed by so extraordinary a demonstration, the Commissioners requested the delivery of an answer to their official communication of the 12th of March, and thereupon received, on the 8th April, a reply dated on the 15 of the previous month, from which it appears that, during the whole interval, whilst the Commissioners were receiving assurances calculated to inspire