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the Confederate capital. From a source higher perhaps than any from which the various; rumors afloat have been drawn, we learn the following: The visit of M Mercier to Richmond was at the instance of the French Emperor, and its object was to bring about a pacification between the Confederate States and the United States. The French Emperor proposed, through his Minister, M. Mercier, to refer the solution of our troubles to the ballot, as was done in Italy some years ago. The North contends, as an excuse for the war, that a majority of the people of the Confederate States are still loyal to the Union; the South denies it. Under this state of facts, sa. Our Government is ready to agree to the mode of settlement, but it is understood that the Lincoln Administration declines intervention on the terms specified. Mercier's dispatch was forwarded immediately to France by a steamer in waiting, and it is not improbable that Napoleon will take some decided step with regard to the war
large amount of powder and arms. She was chased into Bahia Honda, by a Yankees steamer, and a shell from the latter vessel burst on the Whitemore'deck, wounding the captain, and disabling the steamer's engines. He says, there are from seven to eight Confederate vessels arriving there from different ports daily, and that the whole coast, from Cape Antonio, is strongly guarded by Yankee vessels. He also learns, on what he thinks to be good authority; that the Captain-General is in possession of certain information concerning the visit of the French Minister, M. Mercier, to Richmond, and that, he says, it is undoubtedly stated that Government would recognize the Confederacy very shortly. This report, he says, is very current in all the circles in Havana, and that it was believed by every one. We did not learn the exact amount of arms and ammunition the Break O'Day brought, but can state hat there is a considerable quantity of all kinds on board.--Mobile Tribune, 10th.