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says it is supposed by well informed quarters, that Texas is the point where these forces will be landed, and they will be sent out at the request of Gen. Houston, to repel Indian attacks. [Second Dispatch.] New York, April 5, P. M.--The leading banking houses on Wall street say they have detected a daring attempt to swindle by means of forged Virginia bonds. It is believed a large amount of forged bonds will be thrown upon the market. The parties implicated declare themselves Virginians. An investigation is progressing. The New York Commercial Advertiser says, a committee of leading Virginia politicians had an interview with the President and Secretary of State, and were assured, most positively, that the President contemplated no hostile movements, and would not attempt to collect revenue, because Congress had withheld from him the power to do so. The steamship Atlantic has also been chartered, and cleared for Brazos this afternoon, with provisions and stores.
From Washington. Washington,April 7. --The Indians and Mexicans in Texas are the objects of the army and navy expedition now fitting out at New York — so say intelligent army officers. They will re-occupy Brazos, Fort Brown and the forts on the Indian frontier, where, according to official information, they will be met with a cordial welcome by the settlers. Gov. Houston has given full advices to the Federal authorities here, and the result anticipated will be to re-establish him as Governor. It is believed the battle between the two Confederacies will be fought on Texas soil.
ed Assistant Surgeon--Jas. Laws. Paymaster — J. J. Gulick, N. J. Chief Engineer--Harman Newell. Midshipmen — Geo. Dewey, Joshua Bishop, M. S. Stuyvesant, and Chas. W. Read. Boatswain — F. McLoud. Gunner — Barnard Duycker. Sailmaker — Jacob Stephens. Sailing of the Atlantic. A number of mysterious boats were put on board the Atlantic yesterday afternoon. The Atlantic, as we stated in our third edition yesterday, has been purchased or chartered by the Government, and cleared for Brazos.--The boats alluded to are lighter and smaller than the ship's boats, longer, much narrower, and clinker built, after the manner of the Whitehall boats, with four pairs of oars.--These boats were evidently built for speed.--There is a rumor that they are intended to be used in reinforcement of Fort Sumter. However this may be, it is hardly probable that the Atlantic is really bound for the Brazos, as there are now very few troops and an abundance of provisions at that station. The A
ere today for Pensacola. The rest here will probably remain to defend the city. Volunteer regiments are forming throughout the State. Thirty-three deserters from the Federal army have landed at Fort Jackson, leaving a year's pay behind, so anxious were they to join the Confederate army. The Galveston Civilian says that the idea that there is any considerable number of persons disposed to agitate the question of reunion in Texas is entirely erroneous. The steamer Arizona was at Brazos on the 7th, a waiting the embarkation of troops for Indianola. From Montgomery. Montgomery, April 16. --Of the thirty-two thousand troops called out to-day, five thousand are from each State except Florida, which sends two thousand. The Southern people say they will suppress Lincoln and Seward's combinations. It is less of a Government than ours, and we will drive Lincoln back to his abode in quicker style than he came through Maryland. There is perfect confidence her
Important from Texas. New Orleans, April 23. --Advices from Texas state that on the 14th inst., General Sherman, commanding at Galveston, by the advice of Gen. Nichols, placed an embargo on all vessels in that harbor, for the better protection of the interests of Texas citizens. The next day, at a meeting of the merchants of Galveston, resolutions were passed requesting the removal of the embargo. It was thought the request would be complied with. An extraordinary session of the City Council of Galveston was held on Sunday evening. the 14th, the Mayor in the chair. The sum of $5,000 was appropriated for the defence of the city, and $2,000 for the supply of provisions to the Texan troops at Brazos.
luded, and the contents of the Governor's Message is unknown. From the Southwest. New Orleans, April 25. --The steamer Cahawba, of the New York line, was seized this morning, but released by order of the Montgomery Government, and sailed at 6 o'clock this evening. Accounts from the upper parishes say that the military spirit is increasing, and volunteer companies are forming rapidly. The planters are offering money freely. A rumor from an authentic source has reached Brazos that the Mexicans are getting up another guerrillaa warfare against the citizens on the Rio Grande. Above Brownsville the town of Roma has been pillaged and burnt, and many American families murdered. Brownsville has also been threatened. The number of United States troops left in Texas is about 1,000. They are abundantly supplied with provisions and means of transportation. The number in the vicinity of Indianola is about 500. A dispatch from New Orleans announces that Gov. Mo
From the Rio Grande. --The Brownsville (Texas) Flag, of the 11th ult., furnishes the following items: The Rio Grande is still swollen with the recent rains, and threatens to inundate all the lower spots in this section of the country. Capt. Pettison, a Swedish gentleman, commander of a vessel, we believe, at Brazos, was drowned at Brazos Santiago on Monday, by being swamped in his yawl. It is stated on reliable authority, that several Mexicans have been kidnapped from the city of Brownsville, and taken to Matamoras during the past week. Mayor Dye has issued a notice warning persons engaged in such practices that they had better be on the watch how they break the law, or the officers may catch them at it. The Smith, Robert Smith, Capt. Robert Smith, of the steamer Arazona, is in town again, having arrived here despite of all the Lincolnites in the Gulf, on Thursday night. His conveyance and the way of getting here are all to be kept dark. Col. G. H. Weaver,
w Orleans merchant. The Key West correspondence of the New York Express, dated December 21, says: The U. S. steamship Santiago de Cuba, Capt. Ridgley, arrived at this port on the 12th, from a cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. She has captured the British schooner Victoria, from Metamora, bound to Havana, with a cargo of wool and placing a prize crew on board, sent her to this port, where she has safely arrived. The Santiago also boarded a schooner in the Gulf bound from Havana to Brazos, and took off seven passengers, among whom was Jas. W. Zacharie, a wealthy and prominent citizen of New Orleans, who has been of late materially assisting Jeff. Davis in prosecuting the war of the Confederacy. Mr. Zacharie was placed, on the arrival of the Santiago de Cuba, in the hands of Major Hill, commander of Fort Taylor who has carefully guarded him until to-day, when he transferred him to the steamship Baltic for transportation to New York. The U. S. Marshal has taken possession
Latest from Texas. --The Mouth of the Rio Grande Blockaded."The annexed extract from a Brownsville letter is published in the Austin Gazette, of the 24th ult., The harbor at Brazos is blockaded, and the big gate of the Confederate States closed up. An 1800 ton two-masted propeller, war vessel, stars and stripes flying, is at anchor there watching for prey. No attempt at landing has, as yet, been made, though to-day it has been too rough for any boat to live. There are eight vessels in port, with cargoes from the north, of $75,000, for Woodhouse & Stillman, of articles we need, and in all probability they will be cut out or burned. The port is entirely undefended. There are only the same forces here now as when I last wrote you, and the next thing will be a landing, and you will hear of the taking of Fort Brown, with the command as prisoners of war, and twenty-two pieces of artillery as trophies. A regular Cape Hatteras affair, to be ridiculed in the whole Northern p
correspondent very coolly adds: The shipment of the French tobacco, which has been stored in Richmond since the commencement of the war, will be made from City Point, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, and in pursuance of an Executive order. Miscellaneous. A correspondent of the Boston Journal, with the Banks (Texas) expedition, writing under date of November 11th, communicates the highly important fact that a fleet of five French steamers arrived off Brazos on the 10th, from Vera Cruz, for the purpose of watching, no doubt, the movements of Gen. Banks. The Boston Traxeller states that Lieut. Coleman and 20 privates, (colored,) captured in Louisiana recently, were hung by the rebels. They belonged to Gen. Utiman's brigade, and were captured on a reconnaissance to Jackson, La., by Col. Logan's rebel cavalry. There was great excitement at Columbus, Ky., on the 1st inst., owing to Gen. Smith enforcing Gen. Hurlburt's conscription order.
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