st the army; and that when he evacuated Tennessee, the great source of supplies was abandoned.
In short, the only hope of obtaining ample supplies was for Gen. Bragg to recover Tennessee, and drive Rosecrans out of the country.
The President has at last consented to send troops for the protection of Wilmington-Martin's brigade; and also Clingman's, from Charleston, if the enemy should appear before Wilmington.
I read to-day an interesting report from one of our secret agents --Mr. A. Superviele--of his diplomatic operations in Mexico, which convinces me that the French authorities there favor the Confederate States cause, and anticipate closer relations before long.
When he parted with Almonte, the latter assured him that his sympathies were with the South, and that if he held any position in the new government (which he does now) he might say to President Davis that his influence would be exerted for the recognition of our independence.
Mr. Jeptha Fowlkes, of Aberdeen,